Hampshire

Southampton Schools Benefit From LV= SOS Kit Aid Day

Schools from the Southampton area who have limited or no access to sports equipment are set to receive cricket and rugby kit donated to LV= SOS Kit Aid at The Rose Bowl on the 14th September. The day represents the next step in the award-winning scheme’s ambitious pledge to recycle an incredible 20,000kgs of sporting equipment by the end of the year.
12 September 2011

Shahid Afridi Set For Royals Return

Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi is set to feature for Hampshire in their Friends Life t20 quarter-final, the club has confirmed. Afridi missed the final match of the group stage of the competition following the death of his father but has since expressed his intention to play for the Royals once again.
29 July 2011

Nic Pothas Sidelined By Appendicitis

Hampshire wicket-keeper Nic Pothas has been ruled out of any cricket for two to three weeks after undergoing an emergency appendix operation. He was diagnosed with appendicitis having been suffering with stomach pains and was operated on successfully at Southampton General hospital.
6 July 2011

Transport Options Increased For Rose Bowl Test

In a move that will help cricket fans trying to get to and from the England v Sri Lanka npower Test match that is taking place at The Rose Bowl from 16 – 20 June 2011, 700 additional on-site car parking spaces and a number of extra bus journeys connecting the ground with Southampton Central Station, have been secured.
9 June 2011

Hampshire Cricket Partners With Virgin Atlantic

Hampshire Cricket Limited today [Thursday 2nd June] announced the signing of a one year partnership with Virgin Atlantic. The deal will see the iconic brand become an Official Travel Partner to the club. It will also mean Virgin Atlantic will have a presence at key events in the Rose Bowl calendar including a number of the Hampshire Royals’ Friends Life t20 competition fixtures and the immensely popular ‘Business South’ exhibition held at The Rose Bowl in February 2012.
2 June 2011

Hampshire Hoping Afridi Can Still Feature

Hampshire have confirmed that Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi will not be available for the start of the Friends Life t20 competition but they are pushing hard to retain his services. Afridi has had his No Objection Certificate (NOC) revoked by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after he announced his decision to retire from international cricket.
1 June 2011

Hampshire Link Up With Barbados Tourism Authority

Hampshire Cricket is pleased to announce that their shirt sponsor for the 2011 Friends Life t20 campaign is the Barbados Tourism Authority. The deal means the Barbados Tourism Authority becomes Official Twenty20 Shirt Sponsor and Travel Partner to Hampshire Cricket and The Rose Bowl. The Royals, therefore, will feature the "Visit Barbados" logo on the team’s new yellow T20 shirt.
31 May 2011

Myburgh An Injury Concern For Hampshire

Hampshire will wait on the fitness of Johann Myburgh as they prepare to host local rivals Sussex in a key LV= County Championship match at The Rose Bowl from 4th May. Youngster Benny Howell has been drafted into the matchday squad and a decision on Myburgh's participation will be made on the morning of the match.
3 May 2011

Jones And Pothas Return For Hampshire

Hampshire will be able to call upon fit-again fast bowler Simon Jones and wicket-keeper Nic Pothas when they take on Somerset in their LV= County Championship match from 27th April at The Rose Bowl. Jones took four wickets in Hampshire's opening Clydesdale Bank fixture against Warwickshire having suffered a groin injury earlier in the season while Pothas returns having been ruled out with a groin problem.
26 April 2011

Hampshire Cricketers Help Disabled Team Prepare For New Season

Hampshire cricketers James Tomlinson and David Griffiths have taken part in a pre-season coaching session with the Hampshire Elite Disability Cricketers at The Rose Bowl. James and David put the Hampshire Disability Players through their paces ahead of the team’s first game against Essex on May 8th as their Hampshire team mates took part in their first day of the First XI’s friendly against Bradford/Leeds UCCE.
20 April 2011

Hampshire Confirm Paris Smith Partnership

Hampshire Cricket is delighted to announce an exclusive partnership with Paris Smith Solicitors. The Southampton-based firm – which is one of the largest independent regional firms of solicitors and Planning Consultants in Central Southern England – will be the club’s official legal partner.
14 April 2011

Hampshire Sign Deal With PROBIZ

Hampshire Cricket is delighted to announce that accountancy and wealth creation specialists, PROBIZ will sponsor the team’s LV= County Championship shirts for the 2011 season. PROBIZ has existing major sponsorship arrangements across a range of sports including football, cricket and rugby league and has just been named as sponsor of the Rugby League's prestigious World Club Challenge.
5 April 2011

Rose Bowl To Increase Capacity For England-India ODI

The Rose Bowl will increase its capacity to more than 20,000 for the One-Day International between England and India on 6th September following unprecedented demand for tickets. An extra 7000 seats will be added in time for the match, which despite being almost six months away, has almost sold out and fans are being urged to book early to avoid disappointment.
21 March 2011

Cork Takes On Hampshire Captaincy Full-Time

All-rounder Dominic Cork will captain Hampshire this season after the club revealed that Dimitri Mascarenhas is unlikely to be available for the start of the new season. Cork stood in and captained the side to the Friends Provident t20 title in 2010 following injuries to Mascarenhas and Nic Pothas and following him signing a one-year contract to stay at The Rose Bowl, he has now been appointed as club captain.
2 March 2011

Shahid Afridi To Play T20 Cricket For Hampshire

Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has signed to play for Hampshire as their second overseas player for the 2011 Friends Provident t20 competition. He will join compatriot and fellow leg-spinner Imran Tahir in bolstering Hampshire's attack as they bid to retain their title which they won at The Rose Bowl last year.
21 February 2011

Local Kids Bowled Over By Hampshire Cricketers

Hampshire cricketers, Kabir Ali, David Balcombe, Johann Myburgh and Adam Rouse helped Sainsbury’s Hedge End launch their Active Kids 2011 campaign by holding a free cricket coaching session at The Rose Bowl with children from Kane’s Hill Primary School on Thursday 17th February.
18 February 2011

Ervine And McKenzie Extend Hampshire Stays

Hampshire pair Sean Ervine and Neil McKenzie have signed extensions to their contracts, which will see Ervine remain at The Rose Bowl unti the end of the 2013 season and McKenzie play again this summer. Ervine recently turned down the chance to play in the Cricket World Cup for Zimbabwe after he was picked in their 15-man squad, instead deciding to remain with Hampshire.
17 February 2011

Ervine Decides To Remain With Hampshire

Hampshire's Zimbabwean all-rounder Sean Ervine has decided against returning to play for his country and will instead continue to represent Hampshire. Ervine had been named in Zimbabwe's 15-man squad for the ICC World Cup in Asia, but has now changed his mind and will remain at Hampshire as a non-overseas player.
27 January 2011

Hampshire Sign South African Friedel De Wet

Hampshire have signed South African international fast bowler Friedel de Wet on a Kolpak contract for the 2011 season as they continue to bolster their squad. De Wet played two Tests for South Africa against England in 2009, taking six wickets at 31 apiece at Centurion Park and Newlands, Cape Town.
5 January 2011

Hampshire Sign Batsman Johann Myburgh

Hampshire have signed South African-born batsman Johann Myburgh for the 2011 domestic cricket season. The batsman is slated to travel with the team to the West Indies for the Caribbean T-20 tournament from 10th–23rd January and Myburgh will be available for selection in all forms of the game.
17 December 2010