The man Hampshire need to keep in check

Basingstoke Gazette: Shivnarine Chanderpaul

8:56am Friday 18th April 2014

HAMPSHIRE take on a Derbyshire side this weekend aiming to bounce back from defeat against Essex.

Eastleigh skipper aims to bow out on a real high

Basingstoke Gazette: RUSSELL SMITH

9:05am Friday 18th April 2014

Eastleigh captain Russell Smith admits it would be dream come true if his side lift the Gales HSB Hampshire Bowl in his final match as skipper ahead of their semi-final tie against Sandown & Shanklin tomorrow at The Hub (3pm).

Hants star's arm broken by Tremlett delivery

Basingstoke Gazette: SEan Terry

10:35pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Hampshire batsman Sean Terry suffered a broken arm after being struck by a Chris Tremlett delivery today.

Carberry hundred secures Hants win

Basingstoke Gazette: Michael Carberry celebrates his century earlier today

3:45pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Hampshire have won their first match of the season after beating Gloucestershire by eight wickets at Bristol.

Andover are the champions

Basingstoke Gazette: Southampton players (red/blue) are left trailing by a Fordingbridge break.

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Andover have been crowned champions of Snows Group Hampshire 1, edging out rivals Fordingbridge on points difference in the tightest of title races.

Hants frustrated but still on course for win

Basingstoke Gazette: Hamish Marshall starred in Gloucestershire's FL t20 win against Somerset last year GSR447V13

7:01pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Hampshire were frustrated by a record partnership on the penultimate day of their LV County Championship match against Gloucestershire.

Vince and Abbott star for Hants

Basingstoke Gazette: JAMES VINCE

7:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

JAMES Vince's first century of the season and Kyle Abbott's impressive debut ensured Hampshire dominated the second day of their LV County Championship match against Gloucestershire.

Run-a-ball century for Bates

Basingstoke Gazette: MICHAEL BATES

1:33pm Monday 14th April 2014

MICHAEL Bates hit a century as Hampshire’s 2nd XI lost their penultimate pre-season friendly.

Tavare holds up Hampshire

Basingstoke Gazette: James Tomlinson

7:41pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Gloucestershire's Will Tavare scored an unbeaten century on his County Championship debut in the Division Two clash with Hampshire at Bristol.

Former pro cricketer to host charity gold tournament

Basingstoke Gazette: Shaun Udal failed to repeat last year's success back at the Rose Bowl last night. PIC: Barry Zee

4:14pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A HAMPSHIRE charity is on the hunt for golfing fundraisers in a bid to make life better for elderly people.

Kyle tipped to be a hit

Basingstoke Gazette: Kyle Abbott

7:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

KYLE Abbott has played international cricket in all three formats since he was last in England.

Rugby ladies take league by storm

Basingstoke Gazette: Southampton RFC women's team

8:41am Friday 11th April 2014

Southampton RFC’s women’s team have taken their league by storm in their debut season.

Title race going down to the wire

Basingstoke Gazette: Andover (black) can win the league title tomorrow

8:44am Friday 11th April 2014

One of the most exciting seasons in Snows Group Hampshire 1 history will finally be decided tomorrow.

Friendly double for Hampshire

Basingstoke Gazette: SEan Terry

8:37am Friday 11th April 2014

Hampshire's Academy and Second XI sides face Minor Counties opposition in the shape of Hertfordshire and Dorset in 50-over matches on the Ageas Bowl Nursery Ground this weekend.

Title favourites too strong for Romsey

9:18am Friday 11th April 2014

On Saturday, Romsey hosted Andover, who were fighting for promotion at the top of the league, both teams had reasons to play hard for this game. Romsey were fighting for survival and needed a bonus point to help secure their position in the table above Southampton and avoid being demoted alongside Overton. Andover were competing with Fordingbridge at the top of the table and would need maximum points to help on their chase for promotion.

Kyle ready to roll

Basingstoke Gazette: Kyle Abbott

8:16am Thursday 10th April 2014

WHEN Kyle Abbott makes his Hampshire debut against Gloucestershire at Bristol on Sunday, he will be playing down the road from his only previous English club.

Adams backs Carbs after Hants draw

Basingstoke Gazette: Jimmy Adams and Michael Carberry talk in the field during today's friendly against Middlesex

6:01pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Hampshire captain Jimmy Adams is backing Michael Carberry to return to form in style. The England batsman was out for four and six as Hampshire drew their rain-affected first LV County Championship match of the season against Worcestershire at The Ageas Bowl.

KP offered Trott support

Basingstoke Gazette: Kevin Pietersen

9:50am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen has revealed he tried to help Jonathan Trott after first noticing the problems that forced his early Ashes departure.

Ex-South Wilts star honoured

Basingstoke Gazette: England's first innings came to an end fairly soon after Jimmy Anderson was clean bowled.  Australia then lost three wickets early on after an impressive bowling display by Stuart Broad. However opener Chris Rogers kept a cool head finishing the day on 10

9:48am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Former South Wilts cricketer Chris Rogers has joined the likes of Joe Root as one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year, alongside England women's captain Charlotte Edwards.

Hants hopeful on Abbott's availability

Basingstoke Gazette: Kyle Abbott

8:01pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

KYLE Abbott arrives at The Ageas Bowl tomorrow, with Hampshire confident he will be available until September – despite TWO South Africa tours in July.

Totts' derby delight

Basingstoke Gazette: ROBBIE SEARLE

6:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Tottonians’ first XV may not have put any silverware on the shelf this season but victory over Hampshire rivals Gosport & Fareham went some way to making up for it.

Andover bridge the gap in Hampshire League title race

Basingstoke Gazette: Action from Andover's clash with Romsey.

6:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Andover ’Bridge THE gap in title race Andover moved from second place to red hot favourites to claim the Snows Group 1 title – and with it automatic promotion – in the space of 80 minutes.

Day two abandoned at The Ageas Bowl

Basingstoke Gazette: Jimmy Adams and Will Smith will resume tomorrow morning

4:13pm Monday 7th April 2014

The second day of Hampshire's LV County Championship match against Worcestershire has been abandoned, without a ball bowled.

Hants struggle against Isle of Wight rookie

Basingstoke Gazette: Worcestershire celebrate the dismissal of Michael Carberry (Pic: Robin Jones)

5:59pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Hampshire’s chances of beginning a season with victory for the first time in five years were reduced by rain, the loss of a crucial toss and a duck for Michael Carberry.

Benkenstein: My connection to three Hampshire legends

Basingstoke Gazette: SHOULDER INJURY: Dale Benkenstein

1:50pm Sunday 6th April 2014

HE might be new to Hampshire, but Dale Benkenstein has long had an affinity with the county - through all-time greats Robin Smith, Barry Richards and Malcolm Marshall.

COMMENT: Why Hampshire are pregnant with expectation

Basingstoke Gazette: Hampshire's 2014 squad pictured in their Natwest T20 Blast kit

1:29pm Sunday 6th April 2014

HAMPSHIRE are enjoying a baby boom off the field, but on it you sense this is the year a promotion-winning side will also be born.

Benkenstein: Home form key to Hants hopes

Basingstoke Gazette: SHOULDER INJURY: Dale Benkenstein

6:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

HAMPSHIRE’S new first-team coach, Dale Benkenstein, has challenged his attack to believe they can bowl teams out at The Ageas Bowl, ahead of tomorrow’s LV County Championship opener against Worcestershire.

Kevin Pietersen becomes a Zouk - but no-one wants Dimi Mascarenhas

Basingstoke Gazette: CRICKET Pietersen Factfile 193661.JPG

8:14am Friday 4th April 2014

Kevin Pietersen will play for the St Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League after being selected as the first pick in the 2014 draft.

Gatting included in Hants squad

Basingstoke Gazette: Joe Gatting

2:43pm Friday 4th April 2014

Hampshire have included new signings Joe Gatting and Will Smith in their squad for the first game of the season against Worcestershire.

Vince set to skipper Hampshire

Basingstoke Gazette: James Vince.

9:22am Friday 4th April 2014

JAMES Vince will soon be confirmed as Hampshire’s new T20 captain.

Hampshire all-rounder out until June

Basingstoke Gazette: CHRIS WOOD

9:35am Friday 4th April 2014

CHRIS Wood is out until June following knee surgery.

Fordingbridge two wins away from promotion to London 3 South-West

Basingstoke Gazette: Mark Hammond of Fordingbridge and his colleagues are closing in on promotion

9:46am Friday 4th April 2014

Snows Group Hampshire 1 leaders Fordingbridge RFC are on the brink of the league title for only the second time in their history.

Double disappointment for Carberry

Basingstoke Gazette: Jimmy Adams and Michael Carberry talk in the field during today's friendly against Middlesex

6:50pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

MICHAEL Carberry was out for two single-figure scores as Hampshire were outplayed by Middlesex on the second and final day of their pre-season friendly at The Ageas Bowl. Carberry was twice dismissed by Tim Murtagh, for nine and six, as Hampshire were bowled out for 204 in reply to the visitors 377-5 declared , before finishing their second innings on 42-2. James Vince (52) and Will Smith (60) were the only batsmen to impress against an attack that included England discard Steve Finn (11.2-3-37-3), Toby Roland-Jones (2-44), Ollie Rayner (2-21) and James Harris, who finished the match wicketless. Smith was caught and bowled by Finn, who took the wickets of Matt Coles and Danny Briggs before Hampshire batted again. Liam Dawson (17), Sean Ervine (15) and Jimmy Adams (14) were the only batsmen to reach double figures during Hampshire’s first innings. Opening the batting, Dawson made 21 before he too was dismissed for a second time, bowled by Roland-Jones. Hampshire begin their season on Sunday with an LV County Championship match against Worcestershire at the Ageas Bowl.

Five former Hampshire players included in Caribbean Premier League draft

Basingstoke Gazette: Mascarenhas.jpg

6:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

FIVE former Hampshire players will be included in tomorrow’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) draft.

Alastair Cook backed 'brave call' to axe former Hampshire star from England team

Basingstoke Gazette: CRICKET Pietersen Factfile 193661.JPG

7:26pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Alastair Cook has given his captain's seal of approval for England's ''brave call'' to axe record runscorer Kevin Pietersen.

Carberry: I've always had a shorter rope playing for England

Basingstoke Gazette: Carberry insists England remain positive

7:55am Tuesday 1st April 2014

England Test opener Michael Carberry has questioned the communication skills of those charged with running the side and claims he has been given a "shorter rope" than other players.

England Test hopeful makes Hampshire toil

Basingstoke Gazette: Jimmy Adams and Michael Carberry talk in the field during today's friendly against Middlesex

7:11pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

SAM Robson sent a pre-season message to England’s selectors as Hampshire toiled on the first day of a two-day friendly with Middlesex at The Ageas Bowl today.

Trojans back in relegation mire

Basingstoke Gazette: Trojans’ Chris Hamp bursts through the London Cornish defensive line.

6:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Trojans are deep into another relegation fight with just a couple of games left to rescue their season.

Work finally back underway on Ageas Bowl hotel

Basingstoke Gazette: Work is back underway at the Ageas Bowl hotel

2:03pm Monday 31st March 2014

BUILDING work on a controversial taxpayer-funded hotel at the home of Hampshire cricket is finally back underway, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Runs and wickets for new Hants signings

Basingstoke Gazette: Matt Coles

9:04pm Sunday 30th March 2014

MATT Coles took four wickets after Jimmy Adams and Joe Gatting scored half-centuries during Hampshire’s productive two-day friendly against Sussex at Hove.

Maxwell heroics in vain - again

Basingstoke Gazette: Maxwell blasts record hundred

1:13pm Friday 28th March 2014

AUSTRALIA’s World Twenty20 hopes suffered another setback despite another impressive innings from Hampshire batsman Glenn Maxwell.

Fawley on move - after 78 years

Basingstoke Gazette: Fawley taking on Fareham at the Waterside Sports Club base earlier in the season.

6:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Fawley RFC are upping rugby sticks to move to a new headquarters after 78 years on their current ground.

Dan's double is a tonic

Basingstoke Gazette: TWO TRIES: Dan Penn-Newman (with ball) helped Romsey to a vital victory at Overton.

8:43am Friday 28th March 2014

ROMSEY eased their Hampshire League 1 relegation fears with a 25-12 victory over already relegated Overton.

Hants want Youth Ambassador

Basingstoke Gazette: Hampshire Cricket Coverage from the Daily Echo

6:27pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Hampshire Cricket in the Community is inviting applicants to become its first official Youth Ambassadors.

'Bridge hold nerve in title race

Basingstoke Gazette: Action from Fordingbridge's clash with Team Solent

7:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Fordingbridge took another major step towards the Snows Group Hampshire 1 title at the weekend – but the pressure is not off yet.

Former Hampshire quick baffled by end of KP's England career

Basingstoke Gazette: Chris Tremlett appeals in vain

1:31pm Monday 24th March 2014

Former Hampshire fast bowler Chris Tremlett is struggling to comprehend why Kevin Pietersen was dumped by England after the Ashes whitewash in Australia.

Former Hampshire batsman backed to bounce back from England snub

Basingstoke Gazette: Kevin Pietersen

1:33pm Monday 24th March 2014

Kevin Pietersen will have a point to prove with Surrey this summer after being unceremoniously dumped by England, his long-time mentor and the county's new head coach believes.

Hampshire star's heroics not enough to save Aussies

Basingstoke Gazette: GLENN MAXWELL

1:43pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

GLENN Maxwell today gave Hampshire fans a mouthwatering indication of what they can expect this summer.

Former Hampshire star backs Stuart Broad in World Twenty20 lightning row

Basingstoke Gazette: MICHAEL LUMB

1:33pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

England batsman Michael Lumb has backed captain Stuart Broad's claim that players were put in danger as lightning struck close to the ground in Saturday's nine-run defeat by New Zealand.

Brand new future beckons for sports teams

Basingstoke Gazette: Picture from the Hampshire v Warwickshire CB40 final at Lords. The unauthorised downloading, editing, copying or distribution of this image is strictly prohibited.

10:00am Sunday 23rd March 2014

FOOTBALL and cricket clubs across the country are being rebranded, often against the wishes of their fans. Does it make any difference - and could the trend reach Southampton?

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