20 Years Of T20: Carberry's Quarter-Final Heroics

Michael Carberry scored his one and only T20 century in a thrilling quarter-final at The Ageas Bowl in 2013

With this year's Vitality Blast campaign just around the corner - and to mark the 20th edition of the competition being staged this summer - we've taken a trip down memory lane, looking back at some of the most memorable performances from the past 19 seasons. Next up is Michael Carberry's stunning century which sealed Hampshire's place at Finals Day in 2013


2013 was perhaps one of the best starts to the T20 Cup in Hampshire's history, winning all but two of the group stage matches, only thwarted by a rained off match against Essex, and an 8-run defeat to Kent. 

A home quarter-final against Lancashire, who won six of their group stage matches, set The Ageas Bowl for a highly entertaining evening on the south coast.

Michael Carberry and James Vince got the Royals off to a flier, with an opening stand of 110 which was broken in the tenth over when the current club Captain fell for a well-made 60.

Carberry kept going with an array of shots all round the ground, hitting straight sixes off Glen Chappel and Simon Kerrigan, with another off Kabir Ali.

After 11 fours and 3 sixes, Carberry was not out on 98 with just one Mitchell McClenaghan ball to go.

The opener was dished up a full toss, and an inside edge, along with some quick running and a missed throw from wicket keeper Gareth Cross, gave Carberry his first, and only, T20 hundred, as Hampshire closed their innings on 202-3.

Wickets from Danny Briggs, Sohail Tanvir, and Liam Dawson, were enough to keep Lancashire to 201-4, with victory by a single run seeing the Royals through to a fourth consecutive Finals Day.


Tickets and 7-match passports are now on sale at the Advance rate. Early Bird discounted tickets and passports were available until 11:59pm on Monday 9th May.

A Vitality Blast Passport gives you access to all seven of Hampshire Hawks’ home matches at The Ageas Bowl this year, including the huge Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend 'el clasicoast' clash against local-rivals Sussex Sharks.

To purchase individual match tickets or a Vitality Blast Passport simply follow the link below.

Vitality Blast Tickets

Hampshire Hawks have also announced a brand-new type of ticket for this summer’s T20 matches at The Ageas Bowl, the Vitality Blast Plus ticket, which offers an upgrade on general admission tickets with premium reserved seating and access to a private, pitch-facing lounge and bar.

A limited-number of these new Plus tickets are available for each of Hampshire Hawks’ seven Vitality Blast matches at The Ageas Bowl this summer and they are on general sale now.

What’s more, a new, free rail shuttle bus provision is on offer for fans travelling to and from The Ageas Bowl for Vitality Blast fixtures this summer – with Hawks supporters able to make use of free buses from Southampton Airport Parkway and Hedge End railway stations before, during and after each of this summer’s T20 matches.

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