The Ageas Bowl's International Cricket Academy will allocate its inaugural intake to six clubs in the south this Friday.

Four Southern Electric Premier League clubs - Lymington, Totton & Eling, Bournemouth and Ventnor - as well as Henley and Chichester Priory Park, of the Thames Valley League and Sussex Premier League respectively, will have one of the six Australians as their overseas player during the forthcoming season.

Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove said: "We're looking forward to allocating the six members of this year's international academy at the Ageas Bowl this Friday evening.

"Most of the Southern Electric Premier League clubs have already made commitments to other overseas players, so Henley and Chichester will also benefit."