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McLaren set for Hants debut

Daily Echo:

12:00am Monday 31st August 2015

RYAN McLaren makes his LV County Championship debut against Durham tomorrow – hoping to fire Hampshire to first division survival.

Hants suffer more semi-final heartbreak

Daily Echo:

6:23pm Saturday 29th August 2015

IT is unfortunate for Hampshire that T20 Finals Day is back at Edgbaston next year. And in 2017. And in 2018.

T20 Blast Finals Day: Hampshire v Lancashire (as it happened)

Daily Echo: Live: Hampshire v Middlesex

1:45pm Saturday 29th August 2015

Updates from Edgbaston where Hampshire have lost to Lancashire in the Natwest T20 Blast semi-finals.

Vince's Edgbaston revenge mission

Daily Echo:

3:59pm Friday 28th August 2015

James Vince admits Hampshire are on a revenge mission against Lancashire in today’s T20 Blast semi-final - a year after last season’s Edgbaston humbling.

Yasir targets an Edgbaston hat-trick at Finals Day

Daily Echo:

12:00am Friday 28th August 2015

YASIR Arafat is targeting a hat-trick of Edgbaston T20 Finals Day wins – as Hampshire aim for their first.

Hants lose quarter-final thriller

Daily Echo:

11:42pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

HAMPSHIRE are out of the Royal London One-Day Cup after losing a thrilling quarter-final to Gloucestershire at Bristol.

Benkenstein: We have to bounce back at Finals Day

Daily Echo:

8:39pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

HAMPSHIRE coach Dale Benkenstein has challenged his side to bounce back from their One-Day Cup exit by winning the T20 Blast.

Gloucestershire v Hampshire as it happened

Daily Echo: Live: Hampshire v Middlesex

11:17am Wednesday 26th August 2015

Updates from Nevil Road, Bristol, where Hampshire lost to Gloucestershire in the Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-finals

Transfer window a distraction - but Southampton have class to prevail

Daily Echo:

7:00am Wednesday 26th August 2015

FRANNY Benali admits transfer speculation is an inevitable distraction for the Saints players - but believes their class will prevail against FC Midtjylland.

Wood determined to keep Lord's dream alive

Daily Echo:

12:00am Wednesday 26th August 2015

CHRIS Wood is hoping for a painless passage into the Royal London One-Day Cup semi-finals - 12 days after his bloody nose helped secure Hampshire’s place at T20 Finals Day.

Hants ready for bowl-out...if that's what it takes

Daily Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 25th August 2015

HAMPSHIRE are prepared for a bowl-out if that is what it takes to reach the Royal London One-Day Cup semi-finals.

Vince targets second cup double in four years

Daily Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 25th August 2015

HAMPSHIRE are targeting a second limited-overs double in four years as they prepare for the biggest games of their season.

Koeman: Europa League can help us

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

5:00am Saturday 22nd August 2015

SAINTS boss Ronald Koeman insists that playing in the Europa League could be more of a help than a hindrance at this stage of the season.

Tremlett announces retirement

Daily Echo: Chris Tremlett

12:22pm Friday 21st August 2015

HOMEGROWN former Hampshire and England bowler Chris Tremlett has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

Hants have to win last group game despite Wheater's ton

Daily Echo:

11:32pm Monday 17th August 2015

HAMPSHIRE have to win their final Royal London One-Day Cup group match to be sure of another quarter-final - after losing at home to Lancashire.

Hants can reach another quarter-final tonight

Daily Echo:

12:00am Monday 17th August 2015

HAMPSHIRE can book their second quarter-final of the season tonight - by beating T20 semi-final opponents Lancashire at The Ageas Bowl (2pm).

Ervine boost for Hants

Daily Echo:

12:00am Friday 14th August 2015

SEAN Ervine is available for Hampshire’s seventh Natwest T20 Blast quarter-final in as many years.

Crane tipped for England call-up ahead of T20 quarter-final

Daily Echo:

12:00am Friday 14th August 2015

A month after his Hampshire debut, Mason Crane is being tipped for an England call-up.

Berg signs contract extension

Daily Echo: Gareth Berg. Hampshire Cricket photocall 2015, Ageas Bowl             Wednesday 1st April 2015 (34802204)

1:17pm Tuesday 11th August 2015

Gareth Berg has extended his Hampshire contract until the end of next season.

Bird flies back to Australia - but hopes to return

Daily Echo:

11:28pm Monday 10th August 2015

JACKSON Bird hopes to return to Hampshire next year – after ending a frustrating stint on a high.

Warne masterclass could take Crane to new heights

Daily Echo:

12:00am Tuesday 11th August 2015

HAMPSHIRE are organising a Shane Warne masterclass for Mason Crane.

Hampshire win County Championship match

Daily Echo:

12:35pm Monday 10th August 2015

Hampshire have boosted their LV County Championship survival hopes with an emphatic win against Warwickshire.

Hants sign McLaren for season's home straight

Daily Echo:

11:45am Monday 10th August 2015

Hampshire have signed South-African all-rounder Ryan McLaren for the rest of the LV County Championship season - as a replacement for Jackson Bird.

Vince confident of starting 'mini-season' with a win

Daily Echo:

9:36pm Sunday 9th August 2015

JAMES Vince is hoping his first LV County Championship hundred as Hampshire’s captain is the start of a successful ‘mini-season’.

Hants close in on rare Championship win

Daily Echo:

4:14pm Sunday 9th August 2015

MASON Crane continues to have similar effect on Hampshire as Imran Tahir in 2008.

Hampshire's top-order misfires again

Daily Echo:

1:09pm Friday 7th August 2015

IF Hampshire are to avoid an immediate return to the LV County Championship’s second division, their top-order batsmen will soon have to start performing.

Saints face tough turnaround ahead of Prem kick-off

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman. Southampton v Espanyol, Pre-season friendly, St Mary's Stadium.            Photograph: Chris Moorhouse.              Sunday 2nd August 2015. (33911234)

10:20am Wednesday 5th August 2015

RONALD Koeman says Saints are ready to come to terms with a tough turnaround as they prepare for a demanding double header.

Trialist signs Hants contract

Daily Echo:

8:00am Wednesday 5th August 2015

DEVON all-rounder Ryan Stevenson has signed a contract until the end of the season after impressing during his trial.

In-form Dawson sets sights on Warwickshire

Daily Echo:

12:00am Wednesday 5th August 2015

LIAM Dawson is focused on continuing his impressive Royal London One-Day Cup form against Warwickshire today – after a heavy defeat against his former Essex teammates last night.

Hants crash to home defeat after top-order collapse

Daily Echo:

11:55pm Tuesday 4th August 2015

HAMPSHIRE failed to bounce back from their Cardiff abandonment despite another fine all-round Liam Dawson performance - against his former Essex teammates.

Hants' second dangerous pitch abandonment in three days!

Daily Echo:

12:00am Wednesday 5th August 2015

HAMPSHIRE have had a second game abandoned in three days due to a dangerous pitch.

Hants trialist makes big impression

Daily Echo:

12:17am Tuesday 4th August 2015

HAMPSHIRE trialist Ryan Stevenson continued to impress with an excellent all-round performance, against Kent in the Second Eleven Championship.

ECB delays decision on Cardiff points

Daily Echo:

12:09am Tuesday 4th August 2015

HAMPSHIRE will have to wait until next week before the England and Wales Cricket Board decides whether to award them both points from their abandoned Royal London One-Day Cup match against Glamorgan.

Hants match abandoned due to dangerous pitch

Daily Echo:

2:25pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Hampshire's Royal London One-Day Cup match against Glamorgan has been abandoned because of a dangerous pitch at The Swalec Stadium.

Brilliant Hants bring forward Boyzone concert

Daily Echo:

6:32pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Hampshire ensured Boyzone's Ageas Bowl concert was brought forward by two hours by thrashing Middlesex in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Hants prodigy Weatherley's no ordinary Joe

Daily Echo:

8:00am Saturday 1st August 2015

JOE Weatherley has impressed Hampshire director of cricket Giles White by responding to his England Under-19 omission with two centuries in three days.

ECB makes Crane available to Hants

Daily Echo:

11:31am Friday 31st July 2015

MASON Crane has been made available to play for Hampshire instead of England Under-19s next week.

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.

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