HAMPSHIRE missed out on a T20 quarter-final for the third time in four seasons at the Swalec Stadium last night - after losing to the Vitality Blast south group’s bottom team.

Glamorgan, playing only for pride, posted their highest ever T20 total at Sophia Gardens and their third highest anyway as they avoided the embarrassment of the first winless campaign since Derbyshire in 2007.

Chasing 217 to keep their hopes of qualification alive, Sam Northeast’s 60 wasn’t enough as Hampshire fell short by 28 runs as Glamorgan registered their first win of the Vitality Blast.

Hampshire could have lost Aneurin Donald in the first over as he survived a run-out appeal, having looked short of his crease.

But the Welshman was subsequently caught at mid-wicket off Roman Walker looking for the maximum.

Marchant de Lange struck in the seventh over as James Vince holed out to Shaun Marsh on the off-side as Hampshire were reduced to 67 for two.

And at 93 for two at the halfway stage, Rilee Rossouw and Sam Northeast faced an uphill struggle as Glamorgan piled on the pressure, and the latter was caught impressively low by Marchant de Lange on the leg-side ropes for 24.

Northeast reached his half-century from 36 balls but at the other end, James Fuller was dropped at long-off by de Lange, who yorked him for 10 in the 16th over.

Prem Sisodiya then bowled Northeast for 60 in the 17th, before Roman Walker removed Lewis McManus and Chris Wood in the 19th.

David Lloyd struck in the final over as he bowled Liam Dawson for 21.

Earlier, Glamorgan had got off to a good start, with openers Nick Selman and Marsh attacking from the outset with a flurry of boundaries, and Selman punished Kyle Abbott and Chris Wood, who finished with two for 67 at the other end, as Glamorgan looked to gain the upper hand.

But after hitting Wood for two fours and a six, Selman succumbed to the left-arm paceman for 33 when he delivered a skier to captain Vince.

Ingram and Marsh continued to dominate before leg-spinner Mason Crane bowled Marsh as he attempted a sweep in the tenth over.

David Lloyd continued the onslaught with three sixes in four balls of Shamsi, followed by a six and three fours off Fuller, before being caught behind for 40.

Ingram fell short of his third half-century of the tournament, when he was caught at long-off for 44. Chris Cooke, who was eventually caught by Aneurin Donald for 46, and Callum Taylor came together and ensured that Hampshire’s chase would ultimately prove too big a task.

Hampshire will complete their season with three Specsavers County Championship matches - starting against Surrey at The Ageas Bowl on September 10.

Glamorgan innings

SE Marsh b Crane 32
NJ Selman c Vince b Wood 33
CA Ingram (c) c Wood b Dawson 44
DL Lloyd c †McManus b Fuller 40
CB Cooke † c Donald b Wood 45
CZ Taylor not out 16
Extras 6 (lb 2, w 4)
TOTAL 216/5 (20 overs)
Did not bat: AG Salter, RAJ Smith, M de Lange, RI Walker, P Sisodiya
Fall of wickets: 1-47 (Selman, 4.6 ov), 2-86 (Marsh, 9.5), 3-129 (Lloyd, 12.5), 4-163 (Ingram, 15.2), 5-216 (Cooke, 19.6)
BOWLING: CP Wood 4-0-67-2, LA Dawson 4-0-25-1, KJ Abbott 4-0-32-0, T Shamsi 3-0-38-0, MS Crane 4-0-32-1, JK Fuller 1-0-20-1.    

Hampshire innings
JM Vince (c) c Lloyd b de Lange 43
AHT Donald c Marsh b Walker 8
SA Northeast b Sisodiya 60
RR Rossouw c de Lange b Smith 24
JK Fuller b de Lange 10
LA Dawson b Lloyd 22
LD McManus † c Ingram b Walker 4
CP Wood c Smith b Walker 0
KJ Abbott not out 2
MS Crane not out 3
Extras 12 (lb 2, nb 8, w 2)
TOTAL 188/8 (20 overs)
Did not bat: T Shamsi
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Donald, 3.3), 2-67 (Vince, 6.2), 3-119 (Rossouw, 12.4), 4-155 (Fuller, 16.1), 5-165 (Northeast, 17.1), 6-176 (McManus, 18.2), 7-177 (Wood, 18.4), 8-184 (Dawson, 19.3)
BOWLING:  AG Salter 4-0-42-0, P Sisodiya 4-0-45-1, RAJ Smith 4-0-30-1, RI Walker 4-0-39-3, M de Lange 3-0-24-2, DL Lloyd 1-0-6-1.

Middlesex completed a world-record run chase to snatch a Vitality Blast quarter-final place away from Somerset with a six-wicket win at Taunton.

On a night of high drama Eoin Morgan finished a stunning pursuit of Somerset’s 226 for five, with England’s World Cup-winning captain unbeaten on 83 from just 29 balls to remarkably get his side home with three overs to spare.

Essex also claimed an unlikely last-eight place, at Kent’s expense, with a 10-run win against the Spitfires at Chelmsford.