Liam Norwell rattled Hampshire in County Championship Division One as he picked nine wickets in the game and propelled Warwickshire to five-run victory, relegating Yorkshire. Needing to dismiss Hampshire for 137 or less to seal their top-tier status, Liam Norwell-powered Warwickshire bowled out their opponents for 133 at Edgbaston as the right-hand medium pace pacer picked 9 wickets for 62 runs.
Norwell was brilliant on the day for Bears as he dismissed skipper James Vince for 15, former Warwickshire player Keith Barker for 4 and top-scorer for 46. The former Gloucestershire paceman then dismissed James Fuller (22 off 21), before clinching the game by dismissing Mohammad Abbas (0 off 4). Ian Holland (3 off 13), Joe Weatherley (10 off 24), Nick Gubbins (46 off 104), Ben Brown (11 off 32), and Aneurin Donald (12 off 17), were the other batters who fell off Liam Norwell.
While Liam Norwell was delivering his best performance, Gubbins and Fuller tried their best to put Hampshire back on course for the win with an eight-wicket stand for 33, till the former was trapped leg-before wicket with 15 runs required.
The game completed over four balls later as Norwell pinned Abbas leg before to cap a staggering bowling display and keep his side in the Championship's top tier. The odds were against Warwickshire as the side headed into day four, with the hosts 62-2 in their second innings and leading by just 23 runs.
The 27-year-old right-handed batter Dom Sibley, who was playing in his last game for the Bears before he returns to Surrey turned his overnight 29 into 77 but lack of support from the middle-order led Warwickshire to end innings for 177, an innings in which Hampshire seamer Fuller bagged 4-34 on Day 4. James Vince-led Hampshire were seeking to clinch their 10th victory in 14 matches but succumbed infront of inspired Norwell as they missed out on the chance to finish second in the table.