GLENN Maxwell has admitted he doesn’t expect to be returning to Hampshire in 2013.
The Victorian all-rounder made a big impression with two quickfire half-centuries against Kent and Essex when he was signed on for last summer’s t20 campaign.
Maxwell was also a part of the Royals side that lost both their Champions League qualifying games in October.
Now that Hampshire have signed Australia’s t20 captain George Bailey, and have announced that Neil McKenzie is returning again next summer, Maxwell believes his Ageas Bowl days have ended.
“I haven’t heard anything from Hampshire so at this stage I think the show’s over for me for going back,” he said.
“I had my heart set on going back to play all three forms for the whole season but they’ve signed George Bailey for the T20 competition so I don’t see where I fit in. “Right now I’m a long way from playing for Australia. “Its not going to happen any time soon. “My form is too inconsistent and I’m angry at myself for some of the silly mistakes I keep making especially with my batting.
“Hopefully I will get another chance at Hampshire because I loved playing there and learned a lot from my first experience of county cricket this year.”
Maxwell, who played Southern Premier League cricket for Salisbury-based South Wilts in 2012, is currently going through a bad patch Down Under.
In his last four innings for Victoria he has only managed 29 runs.
That included a pair in his latest Sheffield Shield outing, a heavy loss to South Australia.
Maxwell also scored 20 in a Ryobi Cup (50 over) defeat to the same opponents, and only managed nine in a run-fest against New South Wales.
Asked to chase NSW’s imposing 350 all out total, Victoria stormed to a six-wicket win with Aaron Finch and David Hussey both hammering 140.
Finch struck 10 sixes and eight fours while Hussey battered eight sixes and ten fours in his rapid 84-ball innings.