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Bates: "I'll always be a Hampshire lad at heart"

Basingstoke Gazette: MICHAEL BATES

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

MICHAEL Bates is determined to bounce back from his Hampshire heartbreak.

Hants make double swoop

Basingstoke Gazette: Yasir Arafat has signed to play for the Sussex Sharks in the NatWest T20 Blast

5:17pm Monday 29th September 2014

Hampshire have signed two seamers as overseas players for next season – Australia’s Jackson Bird and former Sussex star Yasir Arafat.

Balcombe signs for Surrey

Basingstoke Gazette: DAVID BALCOMBE (Neil Marshall)

12:31pm Monday 29th September 2014

David Balcombe has signed a two-year deal with former county Surrey.

Hants coach targeting two new seam bowlers

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Hampshire coach Dale Benkenstein believes two more seam bowlers are needed for the return to the LV County Championship’s first division.

Will Smith voted Player of the Year

Basingstoke Gazette: Will Smith

5:48pm Sunday 28th September 2014

WILL Smith was named Hampshire’s Players’ Player of the Year at the county’s end-of-season do.

Hants release Michael Bates

Basingstoke Gazette: MICHAEL BATES

8:00am Friday 26th September 2014

MICHAEL Bates is looking for a new county after being told there is no future for him at Hampshire.

Tommo: Promotion is the pinnacle of my career

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00am Friday 26th September 2014

It was fitting that James Tomlinson should bowl Hampshire to LV County Championship promotion.

Adams feared the worst after opening day collapse

Basingstoke Gazette: Jimmy Adams

6:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Jimmy Adams admitted he feared the worst when Hampshire were reduced to 53-5 after winning the toss on the opening day in Cardiff.

Hants promoted as champions

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:45am Thursday 25th September 2014

Hampshire have been promoted as champions of the LV County Championship's second division after James Tomlinson took 6-48 against Glamorgan at the Swalec Stadium.

Wood gears up for final title push

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:02pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Hampshire’s four-wicket bowling hero Chris Wood says he’s ’very excited’ at the prospect of helping the county win the Division 2 title.

Hampshire have the Division 2 title in their sights

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:47pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Hampshire are homing in on the LV County Championship Division 2 title.

Vince included in England Performance Programme

Basingstoke Gazette: James Vince

1:12pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Hampshire star James Vince has been included in a 19-man England Performance Programme squad that will be training in Sri Lanka this winter.

Next four days will define Hants' season

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

HAMPSHIRE coach Dale Benkenstein admits the next four days will define the county’s season.

Vince saves best until last

Basingstoke Gazette: James Vince

7:47pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

James Vince reckoned his innings changing century against Glamorgan at Cardiff today was his best knock of the season.

Vince and Ervine keep promotion dream alive

Basingstoke Gazette: JAMES VINCE (LMI Photography)

7:36pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

James Vince and Sean Ervine hit hundreds as Hampshire staged a dramatic first day rescue act to salvage their LV County Championship, Division 2 promotion dreams in today's Cardiff sunshine.

Hants aim for final promotion push

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

TWO years after winning the T20 title in Cardiff, Hampshire have the chance to end the season with more celebrations at The Swalec Stadium.

Smith: This has been my best season yet

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:14pm Monday 22nd September 2014

HE has won three County Championship titles, but Will Smith’s rates his debut season with Hampshire as the best of his career.

Barton Farm developer works with cricket club to donate equipment to African team

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:08am Saturday 20th September 2014

A DEVELOPER for one of Winchester’s largest housing projects has joined forces with a nearby cricket club to donate equipment to a needy African team.

Smith century rescues Hants

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:02pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WILL Smith celebrated his three-year contract extension with one of the most important hundreds of his career as Hampshire held on for a tense draw at The Ageas Bowl.

Hants follow on despite Ervine heroics

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:13pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Hampshire will end the Ageas Bowl season battling for five vital LV County Championship points – thanks to Sean Ervine’s first century for more than two years.

Ervine: "We can still beat Kent."

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:44pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

SEAN Ervine believes his first century since 2012 could yet be a match-winning innings.

Hants under pressure at The Ageas Bowl

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Hampshire’s promotion hopes received a setback as Kent amassed their highest total of the season at The Ageas Bowl today.

Hants star signs contract extension

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:39am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Hampshire star Will Smith has signed a new two-year contract extension, until the end of the 2017 season.

Hook and Newnham Basics win 15/15 trophy

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

HOOK and Newnham Basics under- 13s beat Hartley Wintney by nine runs to lift the North Hampshire League 15/15 Cup at May’s Bounty.

Kent hold up Hampshire's promotion charge

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:43pm Monday 15th September 2014

Daniel Bell-Drummond and Sam Northeast each struck centuries in an unbroken fourth wicket stand of 226 as Kent severely delayed Hampshire’s progress towards promotion to the LV County Championship Division One at the Ageas Bowl.

Tahir back in for promotion decider

Basingstoke Gazette: Imran Tahir

1:34pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Imran Tahir is expected to make his first Hampshire appearance for three years tomorrow as the county aim for the win which would secure them promotion from the second tier of the County Championship.

Hampshire stars set up coaching courses

Basingstoke Gazette: JAMES VINCE (LMI Photography)

11:09am Thursday 11th September 2014

Hampshire stars James Vince and Michael Carberry have designed coaching courses for aspiring young cricketers that will take place at the Ageas Bowl this winter.

Boost for Hampshire's title hopes

Basingstoke Gazette: Jimmy Adams

8:21pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Despite sitting out the latest round of matches, Hampshire enjoyed a good day in Division Two of the County Championship.

Surrey snub for ex-Hants star Pietersen

Basingstoke Gazette: Surrey's Kevin Pietersen. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

2:21pm Monday 8th September 2014

Kevin Pietersen appears unlikely to play any first-class cricket this summer after Surrey resisted the temptation to draft him into their LV_ County Championship squad to travel to Worcestershire.

Coles penalised by ECB

Basingstoke Gazette: Matt Coles has made quite an impact

10:52pm Saturday 6th September 2014

Matt Coles has received six penalty points for a dangerous throw during Hampshire's recent LV County Championship win against Leicestershire.

Tahir to give Hampshire a selection headache

Basingstoke Gazette: Imran Tahir

7:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

IMRAN Tahir will head to Hampshire after tomorrow’s triangular series final between South Africa and Australia.

Adams backs veteran bowler to be a Hants hit

Basingstoke Gazette: Jimmy Adams

11:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

JIMMY Adams is looking forward to being reunited with former teammate Andre Adams.

Kingsclere take gloss off Oakley's promotion party

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

KINGSCLERE batsman Alfie Gibbs was the star as his side spoiled Oakley’s promotion party in Hampshire Cricket League Regional Division One North.

Shane Brewer stars as Hook and Newnham Basics avoid relegation

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

A MAGNIFICENT seven wicket haul from Shane Brewer made sure Hook and Newnham Basics won their final Southern League Division One game of the season by four wickets at Andover.

Duo face a nervous wait over Bowl future

Basingstoke Gazette: MICHAEL BATES

8:00am Friday 5th September 2014

HAMPSHIRE are still in contract negotiations with Michael Bates and David Balcombe.

Hobos secure promotion place

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A FINE all-round performance from Ali Muntaz helped Hobos to secure promotion from Hampshire Cricket League County Division Four North.

Hartley Wintney win promotion

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

HARTLEY Wintney captain Jamie Teale guided his side straight back to Southern League Division One last weekend.

Dramatic final-day tie means no promotion for Basingstoke and North Hants

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

BASINGSTOKE and North Hants CC’s hopes of promotion to the top tier of the Southern League were dashed on two fronts on Saturday.

Adams targets promotion - as champions

Basingstoke Gazette: Jimmy Adams

6:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

HAMPSHIRE captain Jimmy Adams set his team's sights on more silverware after his side took a giant step to the LV County Championship’s first division.

Hants thrash Leicestershire to boost promotion charge

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:29pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

HAMPSHIRE are closing in on LV County Championship promotion after a second successive win - and they could yet go up as champions.

Odiham and Greywell Ladies finish on a high

Basingstoke Gazette: INSIDE THE PAVILION: Tea with the Queen not such a pipedream

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ODIHAM and Greywell Ladies ended the season fourth in Hampshire Cricket League Women’s Division One after beating visiting Wokingham by 34 runs in their final game.

Adams & Carberry break Richards & Greenidge record

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:17pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

JIMMY Adams made his FIFTH double hundred for Hampshire after he and Michael Carberry broke an opening partnership record held by Barry Richards and Gordon Greenidge.

Hants to sign Andre Adams

Basingstoke Gazette: Giles White

7:01pm Monday 1st September 2014

Hampshire have signed Nottinghamshire star Andre Adams for three months of next season.

Basingstoke and North Hants finish with a tie at New Milton

Basingstoke Gazette: Chris Froud will captain Basingstoke this season

1:43pm Sunday 31st August 2014

BASINGSTOKE and North Hants hopes of promotion to the top tier of the Southern League were dashed on two fronts on Saturday.

Shane Brewer takes seven wickets as Hook and Newnham Basics win

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:56pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A MAGNIFICENT seven wicket haul from Shane Brewer made sure Hook and Newnham Basics, won their final Southern League Division One game of the season, by four wickets at Andover.

Hartley Winntey secure promotion at first attempt

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:22pm Sunday 31st August 2014

HARTLEY Wintney completed a memorable of season as they returned straight back to the Southern League Division One, where next year they will lock horns with local rivals Basingstoke and Hook.

Post-tea comeback boosts Hants

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:40pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Hampshire took five wickets in 11 overs after tea to boost their promotion hopes on the opening day of their LV County Championship match against Leicestershire.

Roy injured after replacing Carberry

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:49pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Michael Carberry’s replacement in England’s NatWest Twenty20 squad was injured within hours of his call-up.

Maxwell disappointment as Zimbabwe make history

Basingstoke Gazette: Glenn Maxwell

5:05pm Sunday 31st August 2014

GLENN Maxwell was out for 13 as Australia suffered their first defeat to Zimbabwe for 31 years.

SCOREBOARD: New Milton v Basingstoke & North Hants

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:40pm Sunday 31st August 2014

New Milton v Basingstoke & North Hants

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