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Hants welcome back Fidel

Daily Echo:

12:00am Wednesday 29th July 2015

ALL of a sudden, there is much reason for optimism as Hampshire enter the last two months of the season.

Dawson stars with bat and ball for record-breaking Hants

Daily Echo:

12:14am Tuesday 28th July 2015

JAMES Vince made a match-winning century as Hampshire’s Royal London One-Day Cup campaign got off to a record-breaking start - with the help of a career-best all-round performance from Liam Dawson.

Hants away to Worcestershire in T20 last eight

Daily Echo:

10:28pm Friday 24th July 2015

HAMPSHIRE will be away to Worcestershire in the Natwest T20 Blast quarter-finals.

Vince looks forward to T20 quarter-final

Daily Echo:

12:00am Friday 24th July 2015

HAMPSHIRE captain James Vince says he does not care who or where his side plays in the T20 quarter-finals.

Hants qualify for T20 quarter-finals

Daily Echo:

9:15pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

HAMPSHIRE’S extraordinary run of T20 success continues.

Hants' last T20 group game is must-win

Daily Echo:

12:00am Thursday 23rd July 2015

HAMPSHIRE need to win their final T20 group game at The Ageas Bowl tonight if they are to reach the quarter-finals for a seventh successive season.

Homegrown talents shine as Hants draw with Durham

Daily Echo:

12:00am Thursday 23rd July 2015

THEY may still be rooted to the foot of the first division, but Hampshire took heart from the performances of two homegrown talents on the final day of their LV County Championship match against Durham.

Hampshire v Durham - final day

Daily Echo: Live: Hampshire v Middlesex

11:36am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Updates from the final day of Hampshire's LV County Championship match against Durham at The Ageas Bowl

Smith: "It should be a fascinating final day."

Daily Echo:

1:13pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

HAMPSHIRE batsman Will Smith is looking forward to a "fascinating" final day against his former Durham teammates.

VIDEO: Crane takes his first first-class wicket

Daily Echo:

1:09pm Monday 20th July 2015

Hampshire debutant Mason Crane took his first first-class wicket as Durham were bowled out for 421 at The Ageas Bowl this afternoon.

Fidel to return next week

Daily Echo:

11:56am Monday 20th July 2015

FIDEL Edwards will be available for Hampshire again in ten days’ time.

Dawson to stay at Essex for T20 Blast

Daily Echo:

12:10am Monday 20th July 2015

LIAM Dawson is still available to play for Essex in the T20 Blast despite being recalled by Hampshire for Durham’s LV County Championship visit.

Mason excites on debut as Hants chip away at Durham

Daily Echo:

12:04am Monday 20th July 2015

IT is all change at Hampshire.

The making of Mason Crane

Daily Echo:

4:31pm Sunday 19th July 2015

THERE were few people prouder than Mason Crane’s coaches when the 18 year-old made his dramatic entry to Hampshire’s first team.

Vince replaces Adams as four-day captain

Daily Echo:

1:42pm Sunday 19th July 2015

JAMES Vince has replaced Jimmy Adams as Hampshire’s captain on an interim basis.

Hants back on course for T20 quarter-finals after winning Hove thriller

Daily Echo:

10:34pm Friday 17th July 2015

HAMPSHIRE remain on course for a seventh successive T20 quarter-final after a dramatic win against Sussex.

Mason wants to prove Sussex wrong

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 17th July 2015

FOUR years after being dropped by Sussex Under-14s, Mason Crane is returning to Hove with Hampshire’s first team.

Hants have two must-win T20 games after Cheltenham defeat

Daily Echo:

5:07pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

HAMPSHIRE need to win their last two T20 group matches to reach a seventh successive quarter-final – after losing to a Gloucestershire side inspired by newly-wed Benny Howell.

Sussex's loss is Hampshire's Crane

Daily Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 14th July 2015

MASON Crane may have the chance to help Hampshire get the perfect result ahead of their penultimate T20 Blast group clash against Sussex, his home county.

Extra T20 tie for Totton & Eling

Daily Echo: Extra T20 tie for Totton & Eling

1:16pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

Totton & Eling beat Tichborne Park by six wickets – but will have to win a supplementary round tie against Bournemouth on Sunday week if they are to reach the Southern Electric Plate twenty20 semi-finals.

Dawson takes wickets on Essex debut

Daily Echo:

6:30pm Monday 6th July 2015

LIAM Dawson needed only three balls to take his first wicket for Essex.

Fifth successive defeat for Hants

Daily Echo:

10:47pm Friday 3rd July 2015

HAMPSHIRE face a struggle to reach the T20 quarter-finals following a third successive defeat - their worst run for eight years.

Hants lose by nine wickets

Daily Echo:

1:40pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

HAMPSHIRE are back at the foot of the LV County Championship’s first division after a second successive nine-wicket defeat.

Hants 2nds beat Kenya

Daily Echo: Hampshire's Chris Wood at a photocall for the start of the season, Ageas Bowl        Thursday 3rd April 2013 (30685693)

12:32pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

CHRIS Wood took four wickets as Hampshire 2nds beat Kenya by 11 runs in a T20 match at the Ageas Bowl.

Hants hopes evaporate in Lord's heat

Daily Echo:

9:41pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

DESPITE contrasting half-centuries from Sean Terry and Adam Wheater, Hampshire are on the cusp of a fourth LV County Championship defeat.

Hants teenager dismisses England captain at Lord's

Daily Echo:

8:18pm Monday 29th June 2015

BRAD Wheal claimed the scalp of England one-day captain Eoin Morgan on his Lord’s debut.

Hampshire struggle against Middlesex

Daily Echo:

12:11am Monday 29th June 2015

HAMPSHIRE were bowled out for just 176 in their first first-class match at Lord’s for nine years - despite Joe Gatting’s best innings for the county.

Berg: "I'm a better player than I ever was at Middlesex."

Daily Echo:

11:40pm Saturday 27th June 2015

GARETH Berg believes he is in the form of his life as he prepares to return to Lord’s – determined to prove a point to Middlesex.

Record T20 defeat for Hants

Daily Echo:

10:42pm Friday 26th June 2015

HAMPSHIRE suffered a record defeat after conceding a second T20 Blast century partnership in eight days.

Berg relishing T20 opportunity

Daily Echo:

10:54am Friday 26th June 2015

HAMPSHIRE’s Gareth Berg admits Sean Ervine will be hard to replace ahead of tonight’s T20 Blast clash against Essex at Chelmsford.

Southampton's own England rugby player forced to retire

Daily Echo: England's Anthony Allen is tackled by New Zealand's Ma'a Nonu (left) during the International match at Twickenham, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday November 5, 2006. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA


11:29am Wednesday 24th June 2015

Former England centre Anthony Allen has been forced to retire "at the peak of his career" aged just 28 after long-running knee problems.

Hants crash to heavy defeat

Daily Echo: Hants crash to heavy defeat

6:57pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

IT was always going to be difficult for Hampshire to follow up their first LV County Championship win of the season without James Vince and Fidel Edwards.

Vince: "England's new attacking mindset suits me."

Daily Echo:

1:54pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

JAMES Vince believes England’s attacking mindset will suit him if he makes his T20 international debut this evening.

Hants follow on as 16 wickets fall at The Ageas Bowl

Daily Echo:

8:31pm Monday 22nd June 2015

HAMPSHIRE followed on after collapsing to their lowest score for four years against relegation rivals Somerset.

Ward-Prowse misses out as England U21s seal Sweden win

Daily Echo: Englands Danny Ings, left and Swedens Filip Helander challenge for the ball during the Euro U21 soccer championship group B match between Sweden and England, at the Ander stadium in Olomouc, Czech Republic, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrad

7:28am Monday 22nd June 2015

JAMES Ward-Prowse stayed on the bench as England Under-21s’ European Championship hopes received a timely shot in the arm from super sub Jesse Lingard.

South Wilts lose 100 per cent record

Daily Echo: Lee Savident

5:25pm Sunday 21st June 2015

South Wilts’ seven match-winning run – which has long suggested an unrelenting surge towards a fourth successive ECB Southern Electric Premier League title - has been checked.

Bashley's Morris stars as Sarisbury lose again

Daily Echo: Richard Morris (Pic Terry Nash)

2:36pm Sunday 21st June 2015

Richard Morris’s stylish knock guided Bashley (Rydal) to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Premier Division newcomers Sarisbury Athletic, who suffered a fourth successive defeat..

Eight wickets for Metcalfe as leaders are beaten

Daily Echo: Matt Metcalfe

2:07pm Sunday 21st June 2015

PACEMAN Matt Metcalfe bravely battled through the pain barrier to bowl Lymington to a crushing victory over ECB Southern Electric Premier Division high-fliers Havant.

Hants lose at home to south-coast rivals

Daily Echo:

10:50pm Friday 19th June 2015

HAMPSHIRE were well beaten at home to rivals Sussex at The Ageas Bowl tonight.

Hants defend disciplinary process after ECB punishment

Daily Echo: Michael Carberry

11:44am Friday 19th June 2015

HAMPSHIRE director of cricket Giles White has defended the county's disciplinary procedure after being punished by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Carberry stars as Hants win at Lord's

Daily Echo: Hants win at Lord's

9:45pm Thursday 18th June 2015

HAMPSHIRE made their highest T20 score for two years as they won their first match in the format at the home of cricket.

Hampshire prepare to Lord it up ahead of T20 double header

Daily Echo: Hampshire prepare to Lord it up ahead of T20 double header

12:01am Thursday 18th June 2015

HAMPSHIRE play their first T20 match at Lord’s tonight - where they face their former overseas star Kyle Abbott.

Six wickets for Barber

Daily Echo: Tom Barber. Hampshire Cricket photocall 2015, Ageas Bowl             Wednesday 1st April 2015 (29209645)

8:07pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

TOM Barber took three wickets in each game as Hampshire 2nds ‘drew’ a T20 double header against Surrey.

Michael Bates set for Hampshire return

Daily Echo: Michael Bates set for Hampshire return

7:30pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

MICHAEL Bates has the chance to be a hero on his Somerset debut – ahead of a possible return to The Ageas Bowl this weekend.

Hampshire prepare to Lord it up ahead of T20 double header

Daily Echo: Hampshire prepare to Lord it up ahead of T20 double header

6:50pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

HAMPSHIRE play their first T20 match at Lord’s tonight - where they face their former overseas star Kyle Abbott.

South Wilts brush Bashley aside

Daily Echo: Eddie Abei - South Wilts (28922167)

3:52pm Sunday 14th June 2015

South Wilts continue to sweep all before them in the ECB Southern Electric Premier Division – Bashley (Rydal) being the latest side to be brushed aside.

Record-breaking England head for the Ageas Bowl

Daily Echo:

7:00am Saturday 13th June 2015

HAMPSHIRE chairman Rod Bransgrove is hoping for another Ageas Bowl run feast tomorrow - after a record-breaking start to England’s one-day international series against New Zealand.

Vince heroics inspire Hants in Canterbury thriller

Daily Echo:

11:08pm Friday 12th June 2015

HAMPSHIRE captain James Vince made his highest T20 score as Hampshire avenged their recent shock defeat against Kent – despite another stunning performance from Alex Blake.

Adams: Fidel's the fastest I've seen

Daily Echo:

3:49pm Friday 12th June 2015

HAMPSHIRE captain Jimmy Adams admitted he had never seen a county bowler as fast as Fidel Edwards until this week’s win against Sussex.

Edwards looking forward to long-term Hants return

Daily Echo:

3:45pm Friday 12th June 2015

FIDEL Edwards is looking forward to a long-term return to Hampshire after the Caribbean Premier League.

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