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Benali: Keep the faith

Daily Echo: Francis Benali heads for home as his Big Run reaches it's conclusion.

6:00am Friday 19th December 2014

FRANNY Benali has urged Saints to keep the faith as they aim to avoid a sixth straight defeat tomorrow against Everton.

Carberry given all-clear for Big Bash

Daily Echo: MICHAEL CARBERRY (LMI Photography)

5:33pm Thursday 18th December 2014

MICHAEL Carberry is expected to make his Big Bash debut for the Perth Scorchers on Monday – despite an injury scare.

Ashes 2019: Ageas Bowl misses out on Test

Daily Echo:

4:51pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

HAMPSHIRE chairman Rod Bransgrove insists he is more determined than ever to bring the Ashes to the Ageas Bowl – despite being denied a 2019 Test.

Hampshire to learn Ashes fate


1:15pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

Hampshire will discover whether The Ageas Bowl has been awarded a 2019 Ashes Test in the next 24 hours.

Le Saux: Saints can win a trophy this season

Daily Echo:

7:35pm Monday 15th December 2014

GRAEME Le Saux insists Saints can finish in the Premier League’s top six – AND win the club’s first major trophy for 39 years.

Burnley striker and ex-Saint Danny Ings takes aim at hometown club

Daily Echo: Tesco workers have thanked Danny Ings for his act of kindness

8:30am Saturday 13th December 2014

AS a boy, Danny Ings dreamed of playing for Saints while kicking a ball with his dad on Netley Recreation Ground.

Hants new boy makes winning return

Daily Echo:

11:01am Friday 12th December 2014

Hampshire new boy Jackson Bird made a winning return to his first full match for nine months – by helping to bowl out South Australia for 45.

Saints starlet's rise from youth football to the Premier League in a year

Daily Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 10th December 2014

JAKE Hesketh is targeting more Premier League action after making his debut against Manchester United – the club his mum and brother support.

Mistake mars Jose Fonte's milestone match for Saints

Daily Echo:

8:00am Tuesday 9th December 2014

SAINTS captain Jose Fonte reflected on a rare mistake during his landmark appearance for the club, admitting: “I should have put it in the stands.”

Hants boss plays waiting game on fourth overseas player

Daily Echo: Giles White

6:00am Saturday 29th November 2014

HAMPSHIRE director of cricket Giles White will wait until he knows which teams have qualified for the Champions League T20 before signing a fourth overseas player for 2015. White is pleased next season’s format suits his overseas-player plans, but it will be several months before he is ready to target a strike bowler for the difficult LV County Championship run-in, when Hampshire are away to Durham, Somerset and – after hosting champions Yorkshire in their penultimate match - Nottinghamshire. He said: “We haven’t secured an overseas player for September yet and we won’t be able to go too far down that route Champions League till we know what teams have qualified for the Champions League, but we’ll be talking to Kyle Abbott and Imran Tahir, potentially.”

COMMENT: Hughes' tragedy unprecedented at first-class level

Daily Echo:

10:16am Friday 28th November 2014

THERE will be more nerves than usual at both ends of the wicket when the first bouncers of the 2015 season are delivered.

Hampshire pay tribute to Phillip Hughes

Daily Echo:

8:02am Thursday 27th November 2014

HAMPSHIRE players past and present have paid tribute to Phillip Hughes, following the Australian batsman's tragic death.

Hants cricketers pray for 'critical' former teammate

Daily Echo:

9:26am Tuesday 25th November 2014

Australia batsman Phillip Hughes remains in a critical condition 24 hours after being struck by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match.

Fifth defeat in a row for Totton

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 24th November 2014

AFC Totton suffered a fifth successive defeat despite dominating the first half at Shortwood United.

Boatmen take the points, but injury woes continue

Daily Echo:

7:00am Monday 24th November 2014

SHOLING won their first league match of Dave Diaper’s second spell in charge thanks to Mike Byrne’s first goal for the club – but their injury woes continue.

Superb Stoneman is GP3 Series runner-up

Daily Echo:

11:00am Sunday 23rd November 2014

DEAN Stoneman secured second place on the final weekend of the GP3 Series thanks to an emphatic win in the penultimate race.

Stoneman misses out on GP3 title


12:30pm Friday 21st November 2014

Dean Stoneman’s slim hopes of winning the GP3 title were extinguished when he failed to qualify for the penultimate race of the season in pole position.

Diaper targets first league win since return to management

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 21st November 2014

SHOLING manager Dave Diaper is targeting his first league win since returning to management – and the play-offs.

Can cancer survivor Dean Stoneman defy the odds again to win motor racing crown?

Daily Echo:

7:00am Friday 21st November 2014

CANCER survivor Dean Stoneman could join Lewis Hamilton in being crowned world champion on the final weekend of the motor-racing season.

Rockin' Rod!

Daily Echo:

8:27am Wednesday 19th November 2014

HE has welcomed some of the world’s greatest cricketers to Hampshire, but tomorrow night it will be Rod Bransgrove’s turn to take centre stage.

MOTOR RACING: Stoneman ready for GP3 finale

Daily Echo:

5:01pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

HAMPSHIRE racing driver Dean Stoneman heads to Abu Dhabi for the motor racing season’s finale tomorrow, hoping to help Lewis Hamilton complete a unique British hat-trick.

Winchester City set sights on Whitchurch

Daily Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 18th November 2014

WINCHESTER City manager Paul Masters set his side’s sights on catching leaders Whitchurch after their second-half demolition of Verwood Town.

Matt on par for Wessex Cyclo-Cross League win

Daily Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 18th November 2014

TOTTON’s Matt Macdonald (Hargroves Cycles) took the senior win in the tenth round of the Wessex Cyclo-Cross League.

England star Briggs hands out evening cricket awards

Daily Echo:

3:32pm Sunday 16th November 2014

HAMPSHIRE and England cricketer Danny Briggs was the star guest at the annual Southampton Evening Cricket League awards.

Celebrating Romsey's sporting achievements

Daily Echo:

3:17pm Sunday 16th November 2014

THE inaugural Romsey & District Sports awards celebrated several outstanding achievements in 2014.

Finch's Ageas innings makes him a high flyer

Daily Echo:

8:00am Saturday 15th November 2014

Aaron Finch’s record-breaking innings at the Ageas Bowl has been named as the ICC Twenty20 international performance of the year.

Outstanding achievers honoured in Romsey sports awards

Daily Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 11th November 2014

THE inaugural Romsey & District Sports awards have celebrated several outstanding achievements in 2014.

Gosport's FA Cup dream ended in first round goal-fest against Colchester

Daily Echo:

4:57pm Sunday 9th November 2014

GOSPORT Borough’s FA Cup dream was dashed amid a landslide of Colchester United goals this afternoon.

Saints fan Williams dreams of sinking Pompey in cup clash

Daily Echo:

7:00am Saturday 8th November 2014

SAINTS fan Brett Williams is dreaming of scoring the winner against Pompey.

Ex-Saint is after FA Cup redemption

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 7th November 2014

MATT Paterson is determined to create happier FA Cup memories this weekend – six years after being sent off for Saints against Manchester United.

Ageas Bowl international tickets on general sale

Daily Echo: VISION: An artist's impression of the finished hotel

1:23pm Monday 3rd November 2014

HAMPSHIRE Cricket hope to repeat the success of the Ageas Bowl's second Test match when they host the ground’s next international.

Williams still holds advantage in record bid


12:57pm Monday 27th October 2014

LYMINGTON sailor Ian Williams’ bid for a record fifth World Match Racing title is still on despite not qualifying for the final of the latest stage.

Ex-Saint equals Major League Soccer record

Daily Echo: Bradley Wright-Phillips

8:22am Monday 27th October 2014

Former Saints striker Bradley Wright-Phillips has equalled an MLS record after scoring 27 goals in his first season for New York Red Bulls.

When does violence on the pitch become a crime?

Daily Echo:

12:55pm Sunday 26th October 2014

FOR the first time in living memory, a Hampshire footballer is facing jail for on-pitch violence - but when does an incident cross the line and become a crime?

Reason to celebrate as Eastleigh reach FA Cup 1st round

Daily Echo: Jai Reason celebrates scoring the opening goal

5:03pm Saturday 25th October 2014

EASTLEIGH are into the FA Cup first round for only the second time in the club’s history.

That's the Way to do it for marathon man Steve

Daily Echo:

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

THERE is no better advert for running than the extraordinary Steve Way.

Williams targets record fifth world match racing title

Daily Echo: Ian Williams

10:59am Thursday 23rd October 2014

IAN WILLIAMS admits it would be “incredible” to become the first sailor to win FIVE world match racing titles.

Commonwealth champion set for Great South Run

Daily Echo: Picture from the Bupa Great South Run 2012.

11:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

COMMONWEALTH Games marathon champion Michael Shelley will be aiming for a place in the history books when he makes his Bupa Great South Run debut this Sunday.

Saints' highest-scoring league wins

Daily Echo: Matt Oakley, Matt Le Tissier and Eyal Berkovic celebrate during Saints' 6-3 win over Manchester United

8:47pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Saints’ highest-scoring (post-war) league wins

Hants batsman makes football comeback

Daily Echo:

11:05am Friday 17th October 2014

HAMPSHIRE cricketer Joe Gatting has signed for non-league outfit Peacehaven & Telscombe FC.

Hampshire coach: Bates too good to NOT be playing county cricket


5:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Hampshire wicketkeeping coach Bobby Parks reckons Michael Bates is too good not to be playing county cricket.

Hampshire signing eyes Christmas comeback

Daily Echo:

8:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Hampshire signing Jackson Bird is hoping to make his latest comeback from injury before Christmas.

Stoneman stars in Sochi

Daily Echo:

12:30pm Sunday 12th October 2014

Dean Stoneman is second in the GP3 Championship after an outstanding weekend in Sochi.

Hampshire Cricket 2014 - How the players rated

Daily Echo: James Vince

8:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

James Vince 9

Tommo: Hants need to step up intensity next season

Daily Echo:

8:54pm Friday 3rd October 2014

JAMES Tomlinson believes Hampshire will need to up their intensity in division one.

Five moments that defined Hampshire's season

Daily Echo:

5:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

“IT’s been frustrating in the second division, we regard ourselves as a big club so it was important to get back to the top tier where we aspire to be.”

Benkenstein: We deserved to go up as champions

Daily Echo: SHOULDER INJURY: Dale Benkenstein

5:38pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE number one objective for Dale Benkenstein when he took on the role of first-team coach was to guide Hampshire back into the LV County Championship’s first division after a three-year absence.

Bates: "I'll always be a Hampshire lad at heart"


7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

MICHAEL Bates is determined to bounce back from his Hampshire heartbreak.

Hants make double swoop

Daily Echo: Yasir Arafat has signed to play for the Sussex Sharks in the NatWest T20 Blast

5:17pm Monday 29th September 2014

Hampshire have signed two seamers as overseas players for next season – Australia’s Jackson Bird and former Sussex star Yasir Arafat.

Balcombe signs for Surrey

Daily Echo: DAVID BALCOMBE (Neil Marshall)

12:31pm Monday 29th September 2014

David Balcombe has signed a two-year deal with former county Surrey.


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