Sussex 2nd XI continued their 50-over Trophy campaign at the Ageas Bowl Nursery Ground, Southampton.
Under sunny skies skipper Tom Haines made a good start to the day by winning the toss and electing to bat. He and Aneesh Kapil opened with authority and quickly took the score past 50 with Kapil clipping a huge six on the way.
Kapil was caught behind for 27, Haines and Delray Rawlings continued the good work, but the dismissal of Haines for 40 with the score on 89 prompted a collapse. Rawlins who scored 20 runs off 34 balls hitting 1 four and 1 six was the victim of the first of three direct hit run outs. Laurie Evans was out for 21 was just about set for a good score but was unlucky to pick out a fielder out in the deep. After 39.1 overs, the innings came to an end on 158.
In reply Hampshire openers, Tom Alsop who scored 91 and Ian Holland was 55 not out batted beautifully against a spirited Sussex attack. There was no lack of effort from opening bowlers Abi Sakande and Stuart Whittingham but they couldn't find a wicket-taking ball.
Academy seamer, Will Sheffield was the sole Sussex wicket-taker, bowling Holland for 91 in the 23rd over. That left Alsop and Felix Organ to see Hampshire home five balls later.
Rawlins finished with figures of 5-0-42-0.
Sussex 2nd XI coach, Michael Yardy was upbeat after the game. He said "there were positives to work on which we can take into the next game".