Key absentees will hinder Hants but holders remain a threat

By Paul Eddison

Key role: Hampshire will be looking to Tom Alsop

HAMPSHIRE might be defending champions in the One-Day Cup but they will have to retain it the hard way against Somerset at Lord’s tomorrow. Despite efforts from the ECB, James Vince and Liam Dawson will both be unavailable for the One-Day Cup final, with the game falling after the start of the support period for the World Cup which prohibits players from taking part in domestic cricket. As a result, the call-ups for Vince and Dawson to England’s World Cup squad, despite not being named in the ini...

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