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Twenty-five goal Mason a doubt for cup clash

Daily Echo:

8:30pm Monday 30th November 2015

SHOLING’s 25-goal striker Dan Mason may be rested for tomorrow night’s Southampton Senior Cup tie against Lymington Town.

'Schmeichel-esque' Mowthorpe impresses for Totton

Daily Echo:

6:19pm Saturday 28th November 2015

STEVE Mowthorpe was likened to Peter Schmeichel after again impressing in an AFC Totton defeat, with manager Steve Hollick admitting: “We’re lucky to have him.”

James conVinces as England win T20 thriller

Daily Echo:

5:56pm Friday 27th November 2015

James Vince boosted his World T20 chances with another gem of an innings as England won a thriller against Pakistan in Dubai.

Hants welcome coin-toss rule change

Daily Echo:

3:41pm Friday 27th November 2015

Hampshire director of cricket Giles White has welcomed the axing of the LV County Championship’s mandatory coin toss.

Winchester want to re-sign Smeeton

Daily Echo: Charlie Smeeton

12:12pm Friday 27th November 2015

WINCHESTER City want to re-sign Charlie Smeeton for the THIRD time after losing Dan Cann to Blackfield & Langley.

Totton boss grateful for chairman's backing

Daily Echo:

11:26am Friday 27th November 2015

AFC Totton manager Steve Hollick admits the support of chairman Andy Straker has been a big help during his first full season in charge at the Testwood Stadium.

Eastleigh sign winger with Football League experience

Daily Echo: 07.03.15 - Stevenage Borough v Newport County -  Sky Bet League 2 - Robbie Willmott of Newport County. (20153306)

6:17pm Thursday 26th November 2015

Eastleigh have signed Ebbsfleet winger Robbie Willmott – and he is available for this weekend's televised game against Southport.

Vince impresses on England T20 debut

Daily Echo:

4:09pm Thursday 26th November 2015

Hampshire captain James Vince impressed on his T20 international debut as England beat Pakistan.

Salisbury City to face Highworth in FA Vase

Daily Echo: Salisbury City to face Highworth in FA Vase

3:09pm Tuesday 24th November 2015

SALISBURY FC will be away to another of last season's FA Vase semi-finalists in the third round.

Micky aims to give Rio bid a lift in Hungary

Daily Echo:

8:00am Tuesday 24th November 2015

FIVE years after losing both legs in Afghanistan, powerlifter Micky Yule is aiming for Rio 2016.

Diaper devastated by Sholing's Vase exit

Daily Echo:

1:09pm Monday 23rd November 2015

SHOLING boss Dave Diaper admitted his side’s defeat in their first FA Vase match since winning the competition at Wembley was “devastating”.

Stoneman adapts to life in GP2

Daily Echo:

12:00pm Monday 23rd November 2015

Dean Stoneman produced two strong GP2 performances in Bahrain as he continued to adapt to life in the F1 feeder series.

Topley set for series finale

Daily Echo: England's players celebrate during the second one day international match against Pakistan at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Hafsal Ahmed) (46803442)

4:26pm Thursday 19th November 2015

REECE Topley will be trying to help England clinch their ODI series against Pakistan in Dubai tomorrow.

Mane and Pelle are comparable to Southampton greats

Daily Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 17th November 2015

GRAZIANO Pelle and Sadio Mane are a strike partnership to compare with Ron Davies and Mick Channon.

Vince targets World T20

Daily Echo: JAMES VINCE (LMI Photography)

3:30pm Friday 13th November 2015

JAMES Vince has had leadership training at Sandhurst as he prepares to captain England Lions in Dubai next month.

McLaren re-signs...now for a second overseas player

Daily Echo:

8:00am Thursday 12th November 2015

RYAN McLaren's return to Hampshire for all of next season has been confirmed - with a second T20 overseas player on the way.

Vince and Dawson learn baseball skills from ex-Hants batsman

Daily Echo:

1:26pm Wednesday 11th November 2015

England hopefuls including James Vince and Liam Dawson are improving their six-hitting skills - thanks to former Hampshire batsman Julian Wood's BASEBALL knowledge.

Dawson and Vince to be coached by Vettori and Kirsten

Daily Echo: Liam Dawson

3:55pm Tuesday 10th November 2015

LIAM Dawson and James Vince head to Dubai with the England Performance Programme tomorrow.

Crockford junior following in dad's footsteps

Daily Echo:

4:43pm Wednesday 4th November 2015

BRODY Crockford, the son of former British Superbike star John Crockford, has started climbing the ranks of the FAB Racing British Motorcycle racing championship.

Bland aims for longevity after strong finish to season

Daily Echo:

12:35pm Wednesday 4th November 2015

RICHARD Bland is determined to stay at the top of his game as long as possible - after the best back-to-back seasons of his career.

Saints 2-2 Leicester City: The verdict

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 19th October 2015

IT is often said that 2-0 is the most dangerous lead in football.

Southampton 'were not complacent' says Ronald Koeman

Daily Echo:

6:30am Monday 19th October 2015

SAINTS boss Ronald Koeman insisted there was no complacency from his side after their two-goal lead went to waste.

'Mane leaves me on the edge of my seat' says Southampton legend Le Tiss

Daily Echo: Sadio Mane

9:50am Saturday 17th October 2015

SADIO Mane’s red- hot form has won glowing praise from Saints’ greatest entertainer of them all - Matt Le Tissier.

Southampton cycling star wins Euro gold

Daily Echo:

2:11pm Friday 16th October 2015

JON Dibben helped Great Britain to a double gold at the European Track Cycling Championships in Grenchen, Switzerland.

Clasie 'can be Southampton's new Schneiderlin'

Daily Echo: Jordy Clasie

6:00am Friday 16th October 2015

Jordy Clasie can be the new Morgan Schneiderlin – but give him time.

Koeman: Leicester will be tough opposition

Daily Echo: File photo dated 25-02-2009 of Claudio Ranieri. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday July 13th, 2015. Claudio Ranieri has been appointed first team manager at Leicester, the club have announced. See PA story SOCCER Leicester. Photo credit should re

10:00am Friday 16th October 2015

WHEN the season began, no-one expected Saints to be hosting a Leicester City side in the Premier League’s top five after beating a Chelsea team languising in the bottom five.

Shane Long out for up to four weeks

Daily Echo: Republic of Ireland's Shane Long is stretchered off during the European Championship Qualifying match at the National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 11, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Poland. Photo credit should

3:51pm Thursday 15th October 2015

Shane Long is out for "two to four weeks" with the ankle injury he suffered while playing for the Republic of Ireland on Sunday.

Koeman commits to Southampton as Netherlands crash out

Daily Echo: Southampton manager Ronald Koeman during the Barclays Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 12, 2015. See PA story SOCCER West Brom. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire.

3:41pm Thursday 15th October 2015

Ronald Koeman has reiterated his commitment to Saints following Holland’s failure to qualify for Euro 2016.

Captain Vince signs long-term deal

Daily Echo:

3:14pm Thursday 15th October 2015

James Vince has put pen-to-paper to a long-term contract extension - and been confirmed as Hampshire captain in all formats.

COMMENT: Why Hampshire were right to release Danny Briggs

Daily Echo:

7:00am Saturday 10th October 2015

HE is English cricket’s leading T20 spinner, the youngest since the great Derek Underwood to take 100 first-class wickets as well as being Hampshire’s youngest international cricketer.

VIDEO: Highlights of Hampshire's Great Escape

Daily Echo:

2:26pm Thursday 8th October 2015

IT is easy to gloss over Hampshire’s poor start to the LV County Championship season by focusing on the joy of their Great Escape.

Hants will not be re-signing Watson for 2016

Daily Echo: Shane Watson celebrates his century

4:45pm Monday 5th October 2015

SHANE Watson will not be making his Hampshire Cricket comeback in 2016.

Berg: We can win challenge for title next year

Daily Echo:

3:22pm Wednesday 30th September 2015

GARETH Berg believes Hampshire will be challenging at the top end of the LV County Championship next season.

Hants complete the Great Escape

Daily Echo:

12:53pm Friday 25th September 2015

WHEN Hampshire were thrashed by Worcestershire on July 9, no-one expected them to stay in the LV County Championship’s top flight.

Fidel agrees new Hants deal

Daily Echo:

9:45am Friday 25th September 2015

Fidel Edwards has signed a new one-year contract with Hampshire after a sensational first season with the county.

VIDEO: Hants close in on the Great Escape

Daily Echo:

11:18am Thursday 24th September 2015

HAMPSHIRE are on the cusp of an extraordinary Great Escape.

Hants up against it despite Fidel's heroics

Daily Echo:

12:50pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

WITH three days of the season remaining, Hampshire can still retain their LV County Championship first division status.

Hants set to face Stuart Broad in must-win final game

Daily Echo: England's Stuart Broad celebrates the wicket of Australia's Michael Clarke during day one of the Fourth Investec Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

12:04am Monday 21st September 2015

HAMPSHIRE will have to see off Stuart Broad and beat the LV County Championship’s form team if they are to complete the Great Escape.

Hants closer to relegation after last-day gamble

Daily Echo:

5:38pm Thursday 17th September 2015

Hampshire slipped closer to the LV County Championship’s second division after their last-day gamble against Yorkshire failed to come off.

Hampshire v Yorkshire (final day as it happened)

Daily Echo:

10:38am Thursday 17th September 2015

Updates from the final day of Hampshire's LV County Championship match at The Ageas Bowl, where Yorkshire have been set 304 in 96 overs.

Ashes Test and Championship title the goals for Hampshire

Daily Echo:

10:29am Wednesday 16th September 2015

HAMPSHIRE chairman Rod Bransgrove admits he has two remaining ambitions – an Ashes Test and the LV County Championship title.

Dawson century puts Hants in charge against Yorkshire

Daily Echo:

10:36pm Tuesday 15th September 2015

HAMPSHIRE achieved maximum batting points for the first time this season to keep alive their faint hopes of staying in the LV County Championship’s first division.

Ageas Bowl pavilion named after Rod Bransgrove

Daily Echo:

4:40pm Tuesday 15th September 2015

HAMPSHIRE chairman Rod Bransgrove admits he has two remaining ambitions – an Ashes Test and the LV County Championship title. 

Stevenson making home debut after "whirlwind" seven weeks

Daily Echo:

12:57pm Tuesday 15th September 2015

RYAN Stevenson says his time at Hampshire has been “a whirlwind”.

Resilient Hants show qualities needed to stay up

Daily Echo:

7:00pm Monday 14th September 2015

HAMPSHIRE showed the sort of stomach for a fight that Brian Close was known for on the first day of their crucial LV County Championship match against Yorkshire at The Ageas Bowl.

Hampshire v Yorkshire (day one as it happened)

Daily Echo:

10:57am Monday 14th September 2015

Updates from Hampshire's crucial LV County Championship match against champions Yorkshire at The Ageas Bowl

Hants in charge of own destiny ahead of champions' visit

Daily Echo: James Vince

9:55pm Sunday 13th September 2015

Hampshire’s LV County Championship destiny is still in their own hands as they prepare take on champions Yorkshire at The Ageas Bowl.

Hants secure vital draw at Taunton

Daily Echo:

4:45pm Saturday 12th September 2015

JIMMY Adams spoke of his relief after his first LV County Championship century of the season helped Hampshire to a crucial draw against relegation rivals Somerset at Taunton.

Hants duo sign two-year deals

Daily Echo:

10:58am Wednesday 9th September 2015

Hampshire fast-bowlers Brad Wheal and Ryan Stevenson have signed two-year deals.

Hants' destiny in their hands ahead of Somerset clash

Daily Echo:

3:25pm Tuesday 8th September 2015

FORGET the Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final and the T20 Blast semi-final. The biggest match of Hampshire’s season is the LV County Championship clash against Somerset that starts at Taunton tomorrow.

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