England v India, The Ageas Bowl (day two as it happened)

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:05am Monday 28th July 2014

Welcome to live coverage of the second day of the third Test at The Ageas Bowl

Moeen Ali shows support for Gaza during Ageas Bowl Test

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:06pm Monday 28th July 2014

England are prepared to let all-rounder Moeen Ali continue wearing wristbands declaring his support for the population of Gaza, during the remainder of the third Investec Test.

Bell, Ballance and Buttler star at the Bowl

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:44pm Monday 28th July 2014

YOU get the impression England’s batsmen would not mind playing every home Test at The Ageas Bowl.

Pietersen becomes a Star

Basingstoke Gazette: Kevin Pietersen

10:01am Monday 28th July 2014

Former Hampshire and England batsman Kevin Pietersen has signed a two-year deal with Australia Twenty20 franchise the Melbourne Stars.

Cook returns to form on Ageas Bowl's day in the sun

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:26pm Sunday 27th July 2014

IF ever there was a fixture in which Alastair Cook was likely to return to form, it was against India at The Ageas Bowl.

England v India (day one as it happened), The Ageas Bowl

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:48am Sunday 27th July 2014

Welcome to live coverage of the second Test to be played at The Ageas Bowl, the third of this summer's series between England and India

Bransgrove reflects on "a perfect day"

Basingstoke Gazette: Rod Bransgrove

10:21pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove reflected on the first day of the Ageas Bowl’s second Test and declared: “This is our biggest milestone.”

Maxwell stars for record-breaking Hants

Basingstoke Gazette: Maxwell blasts record hundred

9:56pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Glenn Maxwell scored a limited-overs career-best 146, his first Hampshire century, to carry the county to a record-breaking Royal London one-day Cup win over Lancashire Lightning at Old Trafford.

Ageas Bowl Test: Cook relieved at return to form

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:46pm Sunday 27th July 2014

England captain Alastair Cook has spoken of his relief, despite falling agonisingly short of his first century in over a year, as he finally felt like he had made a positive contribution with the bat again on the opening day of the third Test against India.

Bell targets another Ageas Bowl century

Basingstoke Gazette: HISTORY MAKER: Ian Bell celebrates scoring 100 not out on day one of the second Ashes Test. He became the eighth Englishman to score 1,000 Test runs at Lord’s

12:11pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Ian Bell knows it is time to take personal responsibility to end England's "hurt" against India. - with another Ageas Bowl masterclass.

Cook shrugs off KP criticism ahead of Ageas Bowl Test

Basingstoke Gazette: England's Alastair Cook appears dejected after India's victory during day five of the second test at Lord's Cricket Ground, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date Monday July 21, 2014. See PA Story CRICKET England. Photo credit should r

10:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Kevin Pietersen is the latest of at least five former England captains to call for Alastair Cook's resignation - but it is advice the incumbent insists he can and must ignore.

Udal: Time to give Root the England captaincy

Basingstoke Gazette: Shaun Udal

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

HAMPSHIRE legend Shaun Udal reckons Alastair Cook should be replaced as captain by Joe Root.

Hants thrashed at Derby

Basingstoke Gazette: MICHAEL CARBERRY (LMI Photography)

9:48pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Hampshire are aiming to bounce back against Lancashire at Old Trafford tomorrow after being thrashed by 136 runs in the opening Group A game of the Royal London One-Day cup on a record-breaking day at Derby.

Hants to play Notts in T20 quarter-finals

Basingstoke Gazette: Hampshire celebrate winning the t20 title after beating Yorkshire in the final

9:07pm Friday 25th July 2014

Hampshire will play Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge in the T20 Blast quarter-finals - a repeat of the dramatic last-eight clash of 2012.

Hants ready for 50-over double header

Basingstoke Gazette: JIMMY ADAMS

8:11pm Friday 25th July 2014

JIMMY Adams is hoping to revive memories of the best day of his career when he leads Hampshire into the inaugural Royal London One-Day Cup.

Hants to commemorate WWI victims during Ageas Bowl Test

Basingstoke Gazette: The hotel under construction at the Ageas Bowl last month

3:44pm Friday 25th July 2014

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Hampshire Cricket will commemorate those cricketers who lost their lives in World War One during the 3rd Investec Test Match between England and India which starts on Sunday at The Ageas Bowl.

Covers on ahead of Ageas Bowl Test - to keep the sun off!

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:56am Friday 25th July 2014

HAMPSHIRE groundsman Nigel Gray has had the Ageas Bowl Test wicket under covers – to keep the sun off!

Briggs: Buttler was a future England player, aged 11

Basingstoke Gazette: STAR MAN: Jos Buttler on the way to reaching 47 from only 16 balls

9:40am Friday 25th July 2014

YOU could forgive Danny Briggs for feeling a little envious when Jos Buttler makes his Test debut at The Ageas Bowl.

ECB will cover Hampshire tickets losses after poor sales

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

THE biggest marketing campaign in Hampshire Cricket history has ensured a near-capacity crowd will watch the first day of the third Test between England and India.

Massive few days ahead for Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove

Basingstoke Gazette: Rod Bransgrove

7:52am Thursday 24th July 2014

IT won’t only be Alastair Cook under the spotlight when the England v India Test series moves onto the outskirts of Southampton this weekend.

Hampshire batsman James Vince named in England Lions one day squad

Basingstoke Gazette: James Vince.

12:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

HAMPSHIRE batsman James Vince has been named in the England Lions squad for their triangular series against New Zealand A and Sri Lanka A next month.

Record-breaking Coles stuns Essex

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:59pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MATT Coles blasted Hampshire’s fastest-ever T20 fifty to keep alive the county’s hopes of a home quarter-final.

Buttler set for Ageas Bowl Test debut

Basingstoke Gazette: STAR MAN: Jos Buttler on the way to reaching 47 from only 16 balls

10:44pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

JOS Buttler is set to make his Test debut at The Ageas Bowl following Matt Prior’s decision to stand down for the rest of the season.

Cook heads to Ageas Bowl determined to silence critics

Basingstoke Gazette: Alastair Cook

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Alastair Cook will arrive at Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl later this week experiencing the toughest moments of his professional career.

Cook vows to carry on as skipper for Hampshire Test

Basingstoke Gazette: Alastair Cook

4:08pm Monday 21st July 2014

Alastair Cook has vowed to carry on as England captain despite presiding over a 95-run defeat to India in the second Investec Test at Lord's.

England collapse increases pressure on Cook ahead of Ageas Bowl Test

Basingstoke Gazette: Alastair Cook

3:15pm Monday 21st July 2014

England collapsed to a 95-run defeat at Lord’s, to concede a 1-0 Investec series lead and pile ever more pressure on their captain Alastair Cook.

IPL star searching for Hants spark

Basingstoke Gazette: Glenn Maxwell

5:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Glenn Maxwell returns to the scene of one of his most explosive innings for Hampshire tomorrow desperate to end his run of low scores.

Only victory will do for Hampshire

Basingstoke Gazette: Ravi Bopara led the Essex run chase with skipper Ryan ten Doeschate. Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTO

9:12pm Monday 21st July 2014

HAMPSHIRE should be unchanged as they bid to climb into runners-up spot in their final NatWest T20 Blast South group game in Essex tonight.

Hants qualify for another T20 quarter-final

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:45pm Friday 18th July 2014

HAMPSHIRE qualified for the T20 Blast quarter-finals for the sixth successive season after winning an Ageas Bowl thriller last night.

Bates dropped for T20 derby

Basingstoke Gazette: JAMES VINCE (LMI Photography)

4:51pm Thursday 17th July 2014

HAMPSHIRE will qualify for the T20 quarter finals for the sixth successive season if they return to form by beating Sussex tomorrow (7pm).

Hants lose Championship thriller

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:46pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE LV County Championship promotion race is wide open after Hampshire lost their first game of the season - to Ravi Bopara-inspired Essex at Colchester.

Abbott left out by South Africa

Basingstoke Gazette: Kyle Abbott

2:52pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

KYLE Abbott was left out of South Africa’s side for the first of their two Tests against Sri Lanka – while Hampshire struggled without him.

Hampshire cricket stars out in force for Winchester charity day

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

EIGHT Hampshire cricket stars will descend on Winchester for an annual charity fundraiser this weekend.

Hampshire fight back to keep Essex in check

Basingstoke Gazette: JAMES TOMLINSON

7:02pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Essex's hopes of gaining a substantial first innings lead over Hampshire in their LV County Championship match failed because of the shortcomings of their middle and late-order batsmen.

Hants wicketkeeper gets England call-up

Basingstoke Gazette: Hampshire's Tom Alsop

12:19pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Hampshire wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Alsop has been included in England's u19 squad for next month's test series against South Africa.

Hampshire duo sign new deals

Basingstoke Gazette: Adam Wheater

10:34am Monday 14th July 2014

Adam Wheater and Liam Dawson have signed contract extensions to keep them at Hampshire until 2017.

Wheater celebrates new deal with timely ton

Basingstoke Gazette: ADAM WHEATER (LMI Photography)

7:15pm Monday 14th July 2014

ADAM Wheater celebrated penning a new Hampshire contract with a magnificent century to rescue his side against his former Essex colleagues in their LV County Championship Division Two contest yesterday.

Hampshire Cricket mourn legend Peter Sainsbury

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:23pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Peter Sainsbury, the only man to play in both of Hampshire’s County Championship-winning sides, has died. He was 80.

Hampshire washed out on first day of Championship visit to Essex

Basingstoke Gazette: Jimmy Adams

4:18pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Essex and Hampshire were thwarted by the weather at Colchester as rain completely washed out the opening day's play in the LV= County Championship.

Rimmington set for Championship debut

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

WHEN Hampshire last played at Colchester, they lost while their captain was doing his best to stop England winning one of the great Ashes Tests.

Hants suffer a third T20 defeat in four games

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:03pm Friday 11th July 2014

Hampshire’s hopes of a sixth T20 quarter-final in as many years are in the balance after a third defeat in four games.

Rimmington: "Death bowling is my go-to skill"

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:14pm Friday 11th July 2014

HAMPSHIRE new boy Nathan Rimmington will make his T20 Blast debut in place of Kyle Abbott tonight.

Vince challenged to lead from the front

Basingstoke Gazette: JAMES VINCE (LMI Photography)

8:40am Friday 11th July 2014

JAMES Vince has been challenged to lead from the front – by returning to his best T20 form against Middlesex at The Ageas Bowl tonight (7pm start).

New Hants signing set for T20 debut

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:59pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Hampshire have signed Australian Nathan Rimmington as cover for Kyle Abbott.

Hants maintain unbeaten run

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:17pm Thursday 10th July 2014

HAMPSHIRE are back in the LV County Championship’s top two after maintaining their unbeaten start to the season.

Hants drop to third as Gloucestershire dominate

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:27pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Hampshire were replaced by Surrey in the LV County Championship’s top two as they lost ground in what is becoming a fascinating battle for promotion.

130 years and out - the end of cricket at Swan Green

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:16pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

The New Forest’s most iconic cricket ground, which has been used since 1882, is no more.

Tomlinson and Balcombe share century stand

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:26pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

JAMES Tomlinson batted like The Beard That’s Feared as he scored his maiden first-class fifty while sharing a tenth-wicket century partnership with David Balcombe.

Hants grateful for last-wicket heroics

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:54pm Monday 7th July 2014

IT was fitting that Hampshire should mark the 150th anniversary of the club’s first first-class match with a second batting collapse in as many days.

Benkenstein: "We're giving the fans their money's worth!"

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:16pm Monday 7th July 2014

HAMPSHIRE coach Dale Benkenstein described the first day of the LV County Championship match against Gloucestershire as “a mixed bag”.

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