Northamptonshire’s tough start to the season with the bat continued as they were bowled out for 56 on the second day against Hampshire.
Keith Barker was their main tormentor as he pilfered four for 13 in his 12 overs, while Mohammad Abbas and Ian Holland grabbed two wickets each.
It meant they gave up a 311 run first innings deficit, after Hampshire had earlier been bowled out for 367, with close seeing a further two wickets fall – the score 50 for two with Hampshire’s lead now 261.
Northamptonshire’s reply started poorly as Hassan Azad run out without facing a ball in the first over – Mason Crane’s direct hit from point capitalising on a misjudged call.
Sam Whiteman was unfortunate to be deemed LBW, with Gay taking on an Abbas bouncer shortly after, only to find deep square leg.
Barker returned from lunch and will consider himself fortunate to have Ricardo Vasconcelos too adjudged LBW.
The former Warwickshire man then produced a double wicket maiden – his seventh maiden in 12 overs – where he found Keogh pushing to third slip and movement off the wicket to bowl James Sales.
Tom Taylor was caught low down at fourth slip off Abbas and Jordan Buckingham edged Holland to second slip to continue the collapse.
Zaib had replicated the steady Hampshire batting approach from the first day, where the pitch had seemed slow and patience was needed to pick the moments to score. With partners running out he looked to find runs where he could but picked out cover.
Turner bowled with decent pace in his first 3.2 overs before he ended the Northamptonshire innings by knocking back Jack White’s off stump.
Rain knocked 27 overs off the day, but the belated start to the second innings before Azad fell for a pair when trapped in front by Barker.
Gay and Whiteman showed some solidity before Turner was granted a surprise wicket. The 22-year-old not appealing for a ball that clipped Gay’s pad, only to turn around and find the opener had been the latest Northamptonshire batter to be adjudged LBW.
Keogh and Whiteman looked more comfortable through the final hour, the pair adding 20 before the close as Northamptonshire finished the day 50/2, still trailing by 262.
Earlier, Hampshire added 36 runs and lost their four remaining wickets. Liam Dawson and Barker’s 74-run stand for the seventh wicket was ended when Tom Taylor nipped one back nicely to bowl Dawson for 63.
White, who ended up with figures of four for 80, had Holland LBW and Turner caught brilliantly at second slip by Gay in successive balls.
The innings was rounded up when Abbas edged Taylor to first slip.