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.

Hayat just misses out on Hampshire League double ton

Daily Echo: Babar Hayat

8:48am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Hong Kong Twenty20 World Cup international Babar Hayat fell just short of a Hampshire League double century.

Burley Second XI smash record-breaking 409-2

Daily Echo: Burley quartet (from left) Ian Edworthy, Alex Martin, Michael Moorman and Andy Dillworth

8:53am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Burley 2nds passed 400 for the first time in the club’s history as they trounced Bashley (Rydal) V by 283 runs in Regional Division 3 South West of the Hampshire League.

Nervy Academy snatch a win

Daily Echo: Man-of-the-match Ruel Braithwaite.

6:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

Hampshire Academy recovered from 58-5 to post 203 and repelled a gallant late Bashley (Rydal) fight-back in the closing stages to snatch a nervy eight-run win on the Ageas Bowl Nursery Ground.

Hopson upstages Aussie teen

Daily Echo: Damien Mortimer

6:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

Pete Hopson’s first Premier Division century for three seasons swept Havant to a sixth successive win – and planted Lymington on the bottom of the ECB Southern Electric Premier League.

Batting star to jet in for South Wilts

Daily Echo: James Hayward in bowling action

8:48am Friday 20th June 2014

South Wilts will be keeping a close eye on the London Heathrow terminal breakfast time arrivals tomorrow.

Kent University all-rounder wins SEPL promotion after stunning second XI performance

Daily Echo: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

8:56am Friday 20th June 2014

Ryan Gilmour is set for his Bashley (Rydal) debut against the Hampshire Academy - just seven days after making a stunning first appearance on the Southern Electric Premier League stage in a 2nds match at South Wilts.

New Milton skipper hails ex-Bournemouth trio

Daily Echo: RYAN BECK

8:37am Friday 20th June 2014

NEW Milton’s Ryan Beck has hailed the impact of ex-Bournemouth trio Nick Park, James Park and Mark House ahead of a reunion with their former club.

Cricket tourists in need of opposition

Daily Echo: CRICKET: Old foes return

11:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

A cricket team is looking for a game in Hampshire/Dorset on Saturday, July 5.

Cup holders to face Hants star Liam Dawson?

Daily Echo: Liam Dawson

6:56pm Monday 16th June 2014

South Wilts could find themselves facing currently injured Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson when they open their defence of the Southern Electric t20 Cup on Sunday June 29.

Hale's six blitz downs St Cross

Daily Echo: RYAN HALE

7:00pm Monday 16th June 2014

Ryan Hale smashed nine sixes and six boundaries in a blistering 90 which set up Alton’s five-wicket Southern Electric t20 Cup first round win over St Cross Symondians at the Green Jackets Ground.

Holden onslaught points Calmore to victory

Daily Echo: Calmore’s Darren Vann is about to be caught off the bowling of Langley’s Jamie Brown

7:10pm Monday 16th June 2014

Calmore shot Langley Manor out for 111 before romping to a seven-wicket Southern Electric Premier League Division 2 win at Knellers Lane.

Southern Electric T20 Cup draw

Daily Echo: Liam Dawson

3:38pm Monday 16th June 2014

Hampshire's young Academy side have been drawn at home to Southern Electric T20 Cup holders in the second round of this season's competition, at the Ageas Bowl Nursery ground on Sunday June 29.

New Milton suffer Electric shock

Daily Echo: Nick Park hit 43 for New Milton

6:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

Lymington are through to the second round of the Southern Electric t20 Cup – but last season’s semi-finalists New Milton have fallen at the first hurdle.

Hayward wicket haul grabs final place

Daily Echo: James Hayward

6:00am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

James Hayward celebrated his first five-wicket haul in seven years – since June 2006 – as South Wilts swept into their ECB Royal London national club championship group final with a 102-run win over New Milton at Bemerton.

Four wickets in four balls

Daily Echo: Rhys Oxley

6:00am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Rhys Oxley had a remarkable afternoon at Lapstone Park – the Fair Oak skipper took four wickets in four balls en route to figures of 10 overs, 6 maidens, 4 for 18 – and then top-scored for the hosts. But he still finished up on the losing side as Fair Oak lost by six wickets to a St Cross Symondians second team.

Joe is no ordinary Academy star

Daily Echo: Joe Weatherley

6:00am Monday 2nd June 2014

Joe Weatherley toasted his maiden ECB Southern Electric Premier League century before wrapping up an 18-run win for the Hampshire Academy over Lymington by taking the last three wickets.

Havant set Premier pace

Daily Echo: Stuart Ransley - Havant hero

6:00am Monday 2nd June 2014

Havant have emerged the early ECB Southern Electric Premier League pace setters after beating Ventnor by five wickets to secure a third successive win.

South Wilts total is good enough

Daily Echo: James Hibberd

6:00am Monday 2nd June 2014

James Hibberd was the influential figure as South Wilts successfully defended a competitive 186-8 to beat ECB Southern Electric Premier League rivals St Cross Symondians by 54 runs at the Green Jackets Ground.

Teens quickly in the runs

Daily Echo: Teen ace - Will de Cani

6:00am Wednesday 21st May 2014

Aussie teen Howard Biddle announced his arrival on the Hampshire League scene with a savage boundary blitz which rocketed newly promoted Ropley to victory over Rowledge II in just 16 overs.

McManus shows his class

Daily Echo: Lewis McManus

6:00am Monday 19th May 2014

Hampshire prospect Lewis McManus underlined his growing potential with a sparkling knock of 74 on debut as St Cross Symondians held off a determined Ventnor bid to snatch victory on the Green Jackets Ground.

Champions up and running

Daily Echo: Joe Weatherley on his way to 75 for Hampshire Academy against South Wilts.

6:00am Monday 19th May 2014

South Wilts’ defence of the ECB Southern Electric Premier League championship is underway at last – the double title winners overcoming adversity to beat Hampshire’s Academy side by six wickets on the Ageas Bowl Nursery Ground.

Overseas SEPL star injured

Daily Echo: South Wilts’ Ryan Burl, centre, after dislocating his shoulder while attempting to stop a boundary.

6:00am Monday 19th May 2014

Talented South Wilts all-rounder Ryan Burl faces up to two months on the sidelines after dislocating his left shoulder in a fielding accident in the open stages of the six-wicket win over the Hampshire Academy.

Local cricketer hits 205 not out in 45-over match

Daily Echo: Tom Morton

8:48am Friday 9th May 2014

South Wilts skipper Tom Morton wrote himself into the ECB’s Hall of Fame with a superb double-century which set up a thumping 188-run revenge victory over Warminster in the first round of the Royal London national club championship.

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