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Stuart Appleby, is a third year journalist student from the University of Winchester.

Born in Southampton, Stuart has always had a keen interest in local sport here in Hampshire. One day he hopes to become a sports journalist, with a job at Sky Sports as a Reporter being his ambition for the future.

Stuart, a previous Southern Daily Echo work experience student, interest in sport writing and broadcasting stemmed from his passion for football when growing up.

As well as writing for the Southern Daily Echo commenting on sport, Stuart also produces content for Winchester’s Hampshire Chronicle and an online football website. In addition, much of his work created as a journalist student at University can be viewed online.

Posted at 11:43am Monday 21st February 2011

Afridi capture boosts Royals ambition of retaining T20 crown

The news Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi is finally joining the Hampshire Royals, has been a long time in coming for the Rose Bowl faithful.

Posted at 11:09am Monday 24th January 2011

Royals Youth Showcase Talent in Caribbean Final Run

Hampshire Royals young contingent certainly displayed their emerging talent in a Caribbean T20 run which ultimately culminated in a 36 run defeat last night to pre-tournament favourites Trinidad and Tobago at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Posted at 10:54pm Sunday 5th December 2010

Cook turnaround could be key to retaining Ashes

England opener Alastair Cook’s record breaking batting heroics against Australia in the opening two Ashes Tests down under have proved how quickly a turnaround in fortunes can be had in cricket.

Posted at 9:49pm Sunday 14th November 2010

Out of sorts Australia finalize Ashes credentials

With the Ashes little over a week away, Australia name their squad to contest the series tomorrow, a group of which has come under unruly fire of late.

Posted at 6:39pm Sunday 31st October 2010

Saints belief key to Notts County comeback

To say it has not been an upside down season for Saints so far, would act as a massive disservice to recent red and white campaigns.

Posted at 3:52pm Saturday 2nd October 2010

County calendar awaits crucial verdict

The England and Wales Cricket Boards decision to defer the decision on whether to overhaul domestic county cricket’s t20 calendar is a good one, in my book.

Posted at 11:33am Thursday 23rd September 2010

No Boom Boom for Shahid

Less of the Boom Boom Shahid. Pakistan’s tumultuous tour of England finished with a 121-run thrashing at the Rose Bowl last night, meaning the tourists fly home this morning on the end of a three nil series reverse (in all forms of the game) and a begrudging feeling trickling away about the current plight and integrity of Pakistani Cricket amid scandal of betting allegations, corruption and match fixing.

Posted at 4:32pm Monday 20th September 2010

Adkins challenge ahead to reinstall confidence

Nigel Adkins baptism of fire as Saints’ boss may have not yielded the solaces of improvement in terms of points collected during his swift tenure in charge thus far, but the ex-Scunthorpe manager looks from the outset, more than capable of the daunting challenge awaiting him.

Posted at 1:52pm Monday 20th September 2010

Local pace ace on brink of the big time

It may well be a somewhat ancient old adage, but the phrase ‘local lad done good’ can be very much applicable to Dean Stoneman.

Posted at 9:45am Thursday 9th September 2010

Know-how boss Adkins the man to help Saints climb lower league ladder

He may not be able to boast the glamorous footballing CV of a Gianfranco Zola or a Martin O’Neil, but if today Scunthorpe United Manager Nigel Adkins is unveiled as the new manager of Southampton Football Club, it can be seen as a major coup.

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Stuart Appleby is a multi-media journalist and reporter. Born in Southampton, Stuart has always had a keen interest in local sport here in Hampshire, having an affiliation with cricket and football in particular. Stuart has contributed to the Southern Daily Echo since August 2010 and has also written for Hampshire County Cricket Club, The Hampshire Chronicle, The Times newspaper, Sky News Online, The Cricketer Magazine and FourFourTwo Magazine among others. He holds a 1st Class Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Journalism from the University of Winchester and he has interviewed many recognisable figures from the sporting world ranging from Kevin Pietersen to Sir Ian Botham. Stuart looks forward to sharing his passion for sport and discussing the big talking points in the south on 'Stuart's Sporting Spotlight'. He also welcomes correspondence from readers. If you would like to contact Stuart about his Southern Daily Echo blog or find out more about him then please email: Alternatively, visit his website:

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