Hampshire’s comprehensive win in a rain affected tie against Glamorgan has pushed the side closer to a home quarter final, as Surrey, Kent and Essex all lose on Friday night.

Hants ended the evening level with second place Surrey on 16 points with one to play. 

The side is nearly guaranteed to qualify in the top four but should the Hawks better Surrey’s result when they play Gloucestershire at the Ageas Bowl on Sunday they would secure a second place finish and a home tie in the quarters. 

Hants were put into bat by the visitors and scored 97-2 when the sides were pulled from the field due to rain at half past seven. 

Captain James Vince looked set for yet another big score, before falling in the 4th over when he skyed a miscued slog sweep and was caught. At the other end, opener Ben McDermott was well on his way to three figures when his innings was cut short by the weather on 54*(27). 

The ground staff worked hard to get play back underway and at five to ten Glamorgan would begin their chase. Hampshire’s rapid scoring in their 9.2 overs at the crease meant that they were defending a revised total of 83 from 6 overs. 

The visitors were ahead of the required rate after the first six balls, but a brilliant second over from John Turner, which conceded just two, put the Hawks back in the driver's seat as the rate climbed. 

Bowling in the penultimate over Nathan Ellis all but secured victory for the hosts when he had danger man Colin Ingram caught for 34(14), leaving Glamorgan 40 short with ten deliveries to come. 

The rain returned in the 6th over and the umpires awarded Hants the win with Glamorgan still 21 runs short of the Duckworth-Lewis total.