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Hampshire Cricket stars to play at Andover

Daily Echo: (26972057)

4:08pm Saturday 23rd May 2015

A star-studded Hampshire XI will be playing at Andover CC as part of Jimmy Adams’ benefit on Bank Holiday Monday.

Hampshire Cricket stars to play at Andover

Daily Echo: (26972057)

4:07pm Saturday 23rd May 2015

A star-studded Hampshire XI will be playing at Andover CC as part of Jimmy Adams’ benefit on Bank Holiday Monday.

Shock defeat for Hants

Daily Echo:

9:50pm Friday 22nd May 2015

HAMPSHIRE crashed to a last-over defeat after an astonishing comeback by Kent at The Ageas Bowl.

Adams stays positive as Hants slip to foot of table

Daily Echo: (26705217)

7:11pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

HAMPSHIRE captain Jimmy Adams admitted his side has to be more ruthless after slipping to the bottom of the LV County Championship’s first division.

'Bored' Hants star is injured

Daily Echo:

8:04pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

HE may find Southampton boring, but Fidel Edwards was enjoying leading Hampshire’s attack – until he was injured.

Win treble for Hampshire age-group sides

3:26pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

Hampshire's young cricketers are celebrating a win treble with a Development XI crushing the Royal Navy and the fledgling county sides beating Surrey at Under-15 and Under-16 levels.

Wheal delighted with debut wicket

Daily Echo: Wheal delighted with debut wicket

7:26pm Monday 18th May 2015

BRAD Wheal admitted it was “incredible” to take a wicket on his first-class debut.

Gatting hits unbeaten 57 as Burridge win

Daily Echo: Gatting hits unbeaten 57 as Burridge win

4:19pm Monday 18th May 2015

Hampshire’s Joe Gatting cracked 57 off just 38 balls as Burridge raced to their first Premier Division win of the season, beating Alton by five wickets at the Jubilee Ground.

Ryan Duffs up Ventnor

Daily Echo: Ryan Duffs up Ventnor

2:44pm Monday 18th May 2015

Ryan Duffield smashed 51 off 25 balls as South Wilts opened up a seven-point lead at the top of the ECB Southern Electric Premier League with a convincing 88-run win over Ventnor at Steephill.

Aussie stars for Lymington

Daily Echo: (26379544)

2:36pm Monday 18th May 2015

AUSSIE Ben Ashkenazi took centre stage as Lymington inflicted a first defeat – by a 22-run margin – on Premier Division new boys Sarisbury Athletic at the Sports Ground.

Adams hits 22-ball fifty as Hants win T20 opener

Daily Echo:

11:33pm Friday 15th May 2015

JIMMY Adams celebrated the birth of his second son with the fastest half-century of his career as Hampshire won their first match of the season in style.

Owais is ready for HampShah's T20 Blast off

Daily Echo: Owais Shah celebrates his winning six (LMI Photography)

4:09pm Friday 15th May 2015

OWAIS Shah is looking forward to being a Hampshire regular in this season’s T20 Blast.

Hants launch rewards scheme

1:45pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

Hampshire Cricket have launched an exciting new loyalty rewards programme.

England debutant Vince to captain Hants in Championship

Daily Echo:

4:09pm Friday 8th May 2015

James Vince’s England debut has been abandoned because of rain, but he is already preparing for another first - captaining Hampshire in the LV County Championship.

Adams stars on Hampshire's Dean Park return

Daily Echo:

11:09pm Monday 4th May 2015

Hampshire’s return to Dean Park was overshadowed by AFC Bournemouth’s seafront celebrations.

Edwards impresses on Hampshire debut

Daily Echo:

11:06pm Monday 4th May 2015

FIDEL Edwards impressed on his Hampshire debut, before declaring: “I’m here to bowl fast and take wickets.”

City to commemorate Saints' FA Cup win on 40th anniversary next year

Daily Echo:

7:00am Saturday 2nd May 2015

Southampton’s 1976 FA Cup winners will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the club’s only major trophy with another open-top bus tour of the city.

Sarisbury Athletic start Premier Division life with pitch problems

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 1st May 2015

SARISBURY Athletic CC have started life in the Southern Electric Premier League’s Premier Division with a failed pitch inspection – despite spending £59,000 on their home ground.

Vince set for England debut

Daily Echo: James Vince

1:31pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

James Vince is to be rewarded for his outstanding England Lions tour of South Africa with a full international debut.

Hants set to replace Bird with Fidel Edwards

Daily Echo:

8:13pm Sunday 26th April 2015

HAMPSHIRE are intending to sign Fidel Edwards earlier than planned to replace the injured Jackson Bird.

Jackson Bird still not fit for Hants debut

Daily Echo:

6:00am Saturday 25th April 2015

Hampshire overseas signing Jackson Bird is still not ready for his debut.

Bird still unavailable for Hants

Daily Echo:

2:43pm Friday 24th April 2015

Hampshire overseas signing Jackson Bird is still not ready for his debut.

Ervine ton puts Hant on scent of victory

Daily Echo:

7:43pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

An accomplished century by Sean Ervine has given Hampshire a scent of their first LV=County Championship victory of the season, against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

Southampton striker Sam Gallagher can be the next Harry Kane

Daily Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

THE man who discovered Sam Gallagher is backing the Saints striker to do a Harry Kane.

Tomlinson relishing Division One challenge

Daily Echo:

6:00am Saturday 18th April 2015

JAMES Tomlinson is loving life back in the LV County Championship first division – despite losing the opening match to Sussex.

Hants lose first game of the season

Daily Echo:

1:03pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

HAMPSHIRE began life back in the first division with a first home LV County Championship defeat for nearly two years – and overseas star Jackson Bird also looks like missing the next match.

Tomlinson: Hampshire can take heart from match whatever the result

Daily Echo:

8:28pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

JAMES Tomlinson believes Hampshire can take heart from their first match back in the LV County Championship’s first division – whatever the result.

Brave Hants fight back against Sussex

Daily Echo: Michael Carberry hits one of his two sixes (Pic: Robin Jones)

7:49pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

THERE can be few more thrilling sights in the LV County Championship than Michael Carberry and Tymal Mills in opposition.

Bertrand desperate for more international action

Daily Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 14th April 2015

RYAN Bertrand is desperate for more international action after his brief appearance against Italy, admitting: “It doesn’t get bigger than playing for England.”

Pothas back at The Ageas Bowl - with Sussex

Daily Echo:

7:56pm Monday 13th April 2015

AS if to rub salt into Hampshire’s wounds, Sussex centurion Ben Brown revealed that Nic Pothas contributed to his Ageas Bowl heroics.

Baptism of fire for Hants

Daily Echo:

7:19pm Monday 13th April 2015

WELCOME to the first division.

Practice makes perfect as Ward-Prowse breaks league duck

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 13th April 2015

JAMES Ward-Prowse ensured practice made perfect by breaking his Premier League duck from the penalty spot.

New signing Berg makes history on Hants Championship debut

Daily Echo:

1:28pm Sunday 12th April 2015

GARETH Berg took a wicket with his first LV County Championship delivery for Hampshire before Sussex fought back on a compelling first day of the season.

Wheal could make Hants debut as pair are ruled out

Daily Echo:

9:00am Saturday 11th April 2015

HAMPSHIRE are without Jackson Bird AND Andre Adams for their opening LV County Championship match against Sussex – so 18 year-old Brad Wheal could make his debut.

New-look New Forest Marathon route revealed

Daily Echo:

10:38am Thursday 9th April 2015

THE organisers of the new-look New Forest Marathon have revealed its spectacular multi-terrain route.

'Set a Saints record in memory of legend Bill!'

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 9th April 2015

JIM Steele is backing Saints to set a new St Mary’s record against Hull City – in memory of the late, great Bill Ellerington.

Hants to decide on Adams and Bird fitness

Daily Echo:

6:57pm Wednesday 8th April 2015

Hampshire will decide on the fitness of Andre Adams and Jackson Bird in the next 48 hours ahead of the opening game of the season against Sussex.

Hampshire new boys ready to fire

Daily Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 8th April 2015

HAMPSHIRE new boys Andre Adams and Jackson Bird are ready to bowl together for the first time ahead of the LV County Championship opener against Sussex.

Ward-Prowse targets first league goal for Saints

Daily Echo:

9:00am Saturday 4th April 2015

JAMES Ward-Prowse believes his first Premier League goal is not far away after firing the England Under-21s to a thrilling comeback win against Germany.

Centuries for Vince and Carberry

Daily Echo: Michael Carberry hits one of his two sixes (Pic: Robin Jones)

6:58pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

THERE were centuries for Michael Carberry and James Vince on the opening day of the first-class season – as Hampshire gave Loughborough University’s students a cricketing lesson.

New boy Adams a doubt for Hants opener

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 2nd April 2015

HAMPSHIRE new boy Andre Adams is a doubt for the opening LV County Championship match of the season.

Batman Berg on course for county cricket return

Daily Echo:

8:00am Thursday 26th March 2015

HAMPSHIRE new boy Gareth ‘Batman’ Berg is taking inspiration from his favourite superhero as he prepares for his county comeback.

Hants begin final phase of pre-season

Daily Echo:

7:00am Wednesday 25th March 2015

Hampshire begin the third and final phase of pre-season today - ahead of Surrey’s visit this weekend.

Former Hampshire bowler Nathan Rimmington signs for Derbyshire

Daily Echo:

7:45am Thursday 19th March 2015

Former Hampshire bowler Nathan Rimmington has signed for Derbyshire as one of their T20 overseas players.

Hants set for Isle of Wight fixture

Daily Echo:

9:09am Wednesday 18th March 2015

Hampshire are hoping to return to the Isle of Wight after a 53-year absence.

Eastleigh 2 Wrexham 2: Constable salvages point for Spitfires

Daily Echo:

11:25pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

JAMES Constable salvaged a point for Eastleigh with a late goal against Wrexham.

"Outstanding" former Hants player still without a county contract

Daily Echo: MICHAEL BATES

5:00am Tuesday 17th March 2015

Former Hampshire wicketkeeper Michael Bates has spent the winter training with Essex – but is still without a county contract.

Homesickness behind Coles' return to Kent

Daily Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 10th March 2015

Matt Coles’ agent has insisted that “homesickness” is the reason for the all-rounder's shock Hampshire exit.

Warwick: Stoneman's 143mph crash would have been much worse in past

Daily Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 10th March 2015

THE president of the British Racing Drivers Club believes the outcome of Dean Stoneman’s 143mph crash would have been very different 15 years ago.

Hampshire chief: Change is in the air for county game

Daily Echo: Rod Bransgrove

6:00am Friday 27th February 2015

Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove is looking forward to discussing ideas for the future of English cricket with the new-look England and Wales Cricket Board.

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