Portchester close in on title

Daily Echo:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Portchester have their sights firmly set on becoming the new Hampshire Cricket League champions.

Trojans drop out of the SEPL

Daily Echo:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Trojans are relegated from the Southern Electric Premier League after 15 years.

Hampshire Seniors' semi-final woe

Daily Echo:

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Hampshire Seniors have fallen at the semi-final hurdle of the ECB 50-plus County Championship for a third successive year.

Sparsholt left to fight it out for second after top-of-the-table clash defeat

Daily Echo:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Sparsholt are left to concentrate on finishing runners-up after a six-wicket defeat in their top-of-the-table clash saw Rowledge clinch the Southern Electric Premier League, Division 2 championship.

St Cross to survive?

Daily Echo: Hampshire Cricket news from the Southern Daily Echo

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ST Cross Symondians III put up a decent scrap to beat Gosport at Privett Park, making 253-6 after Kiwi Shaun McCarthy smacked 156 not out in Gosport’s 299-5.

Will’s best

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Teenage South Wilts pair Sam Arnold (50) and William Wade (60) shared a 112-run opening partnership which set up a 59-run win over Norfolk, which put Wiltshire though to the ECB Under-17 County Championship final.

SEPL set for title decider

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 25th August 2014

South Wilts face Havant in a potential winner-takes-all ‘cup final’ showdown for the ECB Southern Electric Premier League championship at Bemerton on Saturday.

Former Hampshire player unable to save Totton from defeat

Daily Echo:

5:56pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Totton & Eling’s immediate future in the ECB Southern Electric Premier League is dangling by a thread.

South Wilts won’t give up title without a fight

Daily Echo:

7:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

For the past two seasons the penultimate day of the ECB Southern Electric Premier League campaign has turned into a celebratory championship clinching one for South Wilts.

Havant will hold their nerve

Daily Echo:

8:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

New leaders Havant are wary of the threat in-form Lymington pose going into the penultimate round of matches.

Skipper Walsh in line to start

Daily Echo:

8:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

St Cross Symondians skipper Bill Walsh is contemplating a possible return from a broken thumb to play in his third-from-bottom side’s visit to Alton, who are chasing a Premier Division double.

Totton & Eling lose cup final in 'extra time'

Daily Echo:

8:51pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

New Milton are the Southern Electric t20 Plate competition’s inaugural winners after pulling of a dramatic Super Over Cup final victory over Totton & Eling at the Linden Oval.

Lymington bounce back for win over cup victors

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 18th August 2014

LYMINGTON skipper Simon Beetham paid tribute to his players’ powers of recovery after they had gone from zeroes to heroes in less than 24 hours.

Final day showdowns to decide division titles

Daily Echo:

7:00am Monday 18th August 2014

The Southern Electric Premier League is gearing itself up for a photo-finish in three of its four divisions, with the final day showdown between South Wilts and Havant at Bemerton set to decide the ECB Premier Division title.

Burridge push relegation rivals Totton deeper into trouble

Daily Echo:

5:11pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Burridge are off the ECB Southern Electric Premier League basement and have planted Totton & Eling in serious relegation trouble after a 48-run win in their Botley Road cellar dweller clash.

Shot in the arm for Romsey survival hopes

Daily Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Old Tauntonians & Romsey threw themselves a massive lifeline in the Southern Electric Premier League Division 2 relegation struggle when they sent promotion chasing Hartley Wintney crashing to a seven-wicket defeat at the Romsey Sports Centre.

Morton ton books Ageas Bowl place

Daily Echo:

4:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Tom Morton hit an unbeaten century as cup holders South Wilts booked their place in the Ageas Bowl Southern Electric twenty20 final with a 20-run victory over Sarisbury.

Haggaty ton not enough for Totton

Daily Echo:

5:00am Monday 4th August 2014

James Haggaty’s maiden Southern Electric Premier League century celebrations were cut short by a badly gashed hand and a four-wicket defeat by Bashley (Rydal), which leaves his Totton & Eling side five points off the Premier Division basement.

Hockey star lets his batting do the talking

Daily Echo:

5:00am Monday 4th August 2014

The solid grip New Milton appeared to have on the Southern Electric Premier League Division 1 championship race after last week’s dramatic 270-run chase at Sarisbury Athletic is no more.

South Wilts match winner out for the season

Daily Echo:

5:00am Monday 4th August 2014

South Wilts are Southern Electric Premier League Time Pennant winners for a third successive season and for the sixth time in a remarkable seven-year period.

Lymington close to full strength for crunch weekend

Daily Echo:

8:35am Friday 1st August 2014

Lymington are set to spend their Saturday battling ECB Southern Electric Premier League relegation and their Sunday afternoon fighting for a place in the Southern Electric t20 Cup final.

Overseas star targeting shock comeback

Daily Echo:

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Zimbabwean all-rounder Ryan Burl hasn’t ruled himself out of a dramatic return for South Wilts in Sunday’s Southern Electric twenty20 Cup semi-final tie at Sarisbury Athletic, 3pm.

Calmore Sports teenager sets new league record

Daily Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Sixteen year old Calmore Sports left-hander Ben Johns wrote himself into the Southern Electric Premier League annals with his superb 158 not out against Division 2 neighbours Totton & Eling II at Southern Gardens.

Beck: I'm glad we haven't got overseas help

Daily Echo:

11:15am Friday 25th July 2014

NEW Milton skipper Ryan Beck has questioned the merits and benefits of fielding overseas players in the Southern Premier League.

Wlliams backing Trojans to escape from basement

Daily Echo:

11:09am Friday 25th July 2014

Can Trojans make it four wins on the spin and lift themselves off the foot of the Southern Electric Premier League Division 3 table?

Hampshire Cricket ace beaten on Old Tauntonians & Romsey debut

Daily Echo: Chris Wood

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Hampshire all-rounder Chris Wood made his Old Tauntonians & Romsey debut – but was unable to save his new club from a 53-run defeat by Southern Electric Premier League, Division 2 leaders Rowledge.

The greatest escape? Trojans shock leaders to boost survival hopes

Daily Echo:

4:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Trojans’ bid to avoid relegation from the Southern Electric Premier League really is gaining momentum – as deposed Division 3 leaders Basingstoke & North Hants will testify!

Champs left to rue 'reckless' batting

Daily Echo:

5:00am Monday 21st July 2014

South Wilts’ lead over Havant at the top of the ECB Southern Electric Premier League is down to a mere four points after the defending champions crashed to a 45-run defeat by the Hampshire Academy at Bemerton.

Gates crash for leaders

Daily Echo:

5:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Tom Gates hit a competitive best 126 as bottom-of-the-table Fawley caused the season’s biggest upset by beating Southern Electric Premier League Division 1 promotion chasers Basingstoke & North Hants by two wickets in front of their own stunned May’s Bounty followers.

Aussie prospect unleashes torrent of sixes

Daily Echo: Cameron Valente

4:00am Monday 21st July 2014

South Australia prospect Cameron Valente unleashed a torrent of sixes and fours as Totton & Eling smashed 130 runs off the last ten overs to finish only ten runs ten runs behind Havant’s daunting 314-8 at Southern Gardens.

South Australian prospect's maximum blitz

Daily Echo:

9:05am Wednesday 16th July 2014

South Australian prospect Cameron Valente went on a six-scoring spree to secure a place for Totton & Eling in the inaugural Southern Electric twenty20 Plate Cup semi-finals.

Harry Hovey: Havant hero

Daily Echo:

8:54am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Teenager Harry Hovey hit a boundary off the penultimate ball of the match to give Havant a dramatic three-wicket win and spare the Southern Electric Premier League giants an Electric twenty20 Cup quarter-final upset at Tichborne Park.

Batsman hits fourth highest Premier League score of all time

Daily Echo:

5:00am Monday 14th July 2014

Jake George wrote himself into the ECB Southern Electric Premier League records by making the fourth highest individual Premier Division score as Ventnor piled up a massive 366 all out in the drawn match against the Hampshire Academy. The former Portsmouth Grammar School talent, who played for Hampshire’s county representative sides throughout the junior age groups and was on the Ageas Bowl staff last season, made  a quite superb 175, an innings which included three sixes and 23 boundaries. Only South African Dominic Ridley (184 not out for Liphook & Ripsley in 2005), Bashley Rydal’s Andrew Sexton (182 in 2001) and New Zealander Neal Parlane (176 three years later) have scored more runs in an individual knock. Ironically George, who recently completed his first year at Cardiff University, had scored only 11 runs in his previous two knocks for Ventnor this summer. He enjoyed fruitful partnerships, initially with Ben Duggan (20), then Hampshire’s Michael Bates (29) before adding 122 in a third-wicket stand with Tom Friend, whose rapid 82 off 46 balls contained four sixes and 12 fours. Despite the attentions of leg spinner Mason Crane, who toiled 19 overs for his 5-109, and Luke Evans (3-43), Ventnor pounded their way to 366 – the second highest ever Premier Division total behind Havant’s 376-5 against Lymington three seasons ago. Predictably, Ventnor’s 62.3 over occupation of the crease negated any likelihood of a positive result – adding fuel to views across the local cricketing spectrum that all-day ‘time’ cricket should be scrapped after this season. The leg weary Academy promptly lost two early wickets to Adam Wilson (2-27) and a third when Jake Goodwin was trapped leg before by Oli Mills. But Tom Alsop seized the opportunity to make his mark and emerged with a creditable 15-boundary 114 not out, his maiden Premier League century.

ECB Southern Electric Premier League leaders held to draw

Daily Echo: EDDIE ABEL

6:00am Monday 14th July 2014

Eddie Abel hit a century but was denied a victory celebration for his efforts as Alton gamely held on for a draw in what was always an open, fascinating encounter at Bemerton.

St Cross skipper suffer unlucky break

Daily Echo:

5:00am Monday 14th July 2014

St Cross Symondians beat Burridge by five wickets off the first ball of the last over at the Green Jackets Ground, where Jamie Richards and Matt Drakeley hit centuries for their respective sides.

Hampshire ace Liam Dawson hits out at Southern Electric Cricket League format

Daily Echo: Liam Dawson

5:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson has told the ECB Southern Electric Premier League management to have a ‘serious look’ at whether its top clubs should continue to play all-day ‘time’ cricket in future.

Big hitter back for Lymington's hectic weekend

Daily Echo:

8:53am Friday 11th July 2014

Big hitting Darren Cowley has recovered from a hamstring injury and is set to return for a hectic weekend of triple Premier League and twenty20 Cup action with Lymington.

130 years and out - the end of cricket at Swan Green

Daily Echo:

12:07pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

FOR the first time since 1882, the New Forest’s most iconic cricket ground is no more.

Tough break for Lymington

Daily Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Lymington cricketer Cameron Grierson could miss the remainder of the ECB Southern Electric Premier League season after breaking his arm in Saturday’s drawn New Forest derby against Bashley (Rydal).

Symonds crowned college cup kings

Daily Echo:

7:56pm Monday 7th July 2014

Peter Symonds crushed Richard Taunton by 128 runs to win the Hampshire Sixth Form Colleges Altham Trophy for the second consecutive season.

South Wilts escape to victory

Daily Echo:

5:00am Monday 7th July 2014

South Wilts pulled off an amazing one-run win over Ventnor at Newclose – having stared down the barrel of defeat for most of the evening session.

Derby honours belong to batsmen

Daily Echo:

5:00am Monday 7th July 2014

The New Forest derby between Lymington and Bashley (Rydal) petered out in a tame draw after close on 500 runs were scored for the loss of only ten wickets on a batsman friendly Sports Ground surface.

Smith sends Liphook spinning to defeat

Daily Echo:

4:00am Monday 7th July 2014

Wayne Smith took five wickets for ten runs as Fawley hauled themselves off the Southern Electric Premier League Division 1 basement with a first win of the season at Liphook & Ripsley.

Club celebrates opening of new pavilion

Daily Echo:

3:00am Monday 7th July 2014

BEAULIEU CC has celebrated the opening of its new pavilion.

The brother of all bowling performances

Daily Echo: Totton & Eling’s Dylan, left, and Darron Augustus

6:00am Monday 30th June 2014

Totton & Eling’s Augustus brothers have written themselves into cricket annals by becoming the first siblings to each take five wickets in the same innings of an ECB Southern Electric Premier League match.

Morton ton sends champs to top of league

Daily Echo: Tom Morton

6:00am Monday 30th June 2014

Chasing a third successive title, South Wilts are back in their familiar position as ECB Southern Electric Premier League leaders.

Confidence high at Basingstoke ahead of top of the table clash with New Milton

Daily Echo: Dan Coombs

4:22pm Friday 27th June 2014

CRICKET: Basingstoke and North Hants captain Chris Froud insists confidence is high in the camp going into tomorrow’s top-of-the-table Southern Electric Premier League Division 1 clash gainst New Milton at May’s Bounty (1pm).

Ventnor CC facing wicket-keeper dilemma

Daily Echo: Chris Ridley

4:26pm Friday 27th June 2014

Ventnor face a wicket-keeping dilemma on the eve of their SEPL Premier Division visit to Burridge at Botley Road.

Crunch time for defending champions

Daily Echo: Tom Morton

8:27am Friday 27th June 2014

It’s mid-season crunch-time for defending ECB Southern Electric Premier League champions South Wilts tomorrow.

Edwards' ton in vain in Border League top of the table clash

Daily Echo: Matt Hardy hit a century for Cadnam

4:23pm Friday 27th June 2014

CRICKET: Will Edwards’ century was in vain as East Tytherley lost to fellow high fliers Calmore Sports in the Premier Division of the Taurus Hampshire Border League.

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