Carberry hits triple century in 523-run stand

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Michael Carberry and Neil McKenzie scored the ninth largest partnership in first-class history, the third biggest in England and the largest since Percy Holmes and Herbert Sutcliffe shared 555 for Yorkshire against Essex at Leyton in 1932, as their Hampshire side drew with Yorkshire at The Rose Bowl yesterday.

Carberry, stricken with a career-threatening blood clot nine months ago, completed a maiden triple-century that eclipsed his career best by 196, and shared a stand of 523 with McKenzie that ended when the South African was caught for a career-best 237.