Rookie batsman Chris Benham is targeting Twenty20 glory after passing his latest Hampshire examination with flying colours.
The 23-year-old blazed 73 off 68 balls in an impressively-controlled innings as Shaun Udal's new-look side cantered to a 165-run victory over Glamorgan. Benham was one of a number of players who stepped out of the shadows to shine on the big stage after being given their chance through injuries.
In a team containing just two of the C&G trophy-winning side, James Tomlinson (four for 47) and Michael Brown (76) also caught the eye as the jostle for first-team berths hots up. All are likely to figure in Hampshire's Twenty20 opener against Sussex with rested duo Chris Tremlett and Dimi Mascarenhas joining them.
It was Benham who stole the show, bouncing back from totalling just 13 in the championship clash with Durham to play a major part in Hampshire's 310 – their highest one-day home total for 10 years.
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