I recently met up with the legendary Shane Warne at the magnificent Rose Bowl and was instantly struck by the man's winning mentality.

I'm sure that from Hampshire's point of view the season will get even more exciting, with promotion from the championship's second division the target and some great international fixtures coming up.

I accompanied the president Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie around the ground and was struck by how many ladies were there.

Interestingly, Glynis Osborne tells me there is to be a ladies-only coffee morning a week today when they can join other lady cricket lovers in the Hambledon Suite at the Rose Bowl.

All of those questions which ladies ask about those funny names for fielding positions, like silly point etc, will be explained without any know-it-all chaps sniggering in the background.

So get along girls and Glynis will explain that there's more to a fine leg than meets the eye. Ring her on 01489 576811.