Here’s Jonny! Bairstow shows true class with Ageas Bowl ton

Jonny Bairstow thanked England’s management for showing their faith in his batting after powering the hosts to an emphatic win over the West Indies at the Ageas Bowl.

James Vince played a key role in Hampshire's division one survival. Pic: Neil Marshall

Hampshire grit ensures nail-biting survival

JAMES VINCE lauded a gritty rearguard action as Hampshire preserved their County Championship division one status in nail-biting fashion.

Mason Crane believes Hampshire can avoid relegation. Picture: Neil Marshall

Crane backs Hampshire batsmen to dig in deep

Hampshire face a tense final day as they bid to preserve their County Championship division one status against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

James Vince. Picture: Sarah Standing (170455-8793)

Hampshire duo named in Ashes squad

James Vince has earned a recall to England’s Test squad for the winter Ashes tour.

George Bailey struck 55 for Hampshire in their first innings at Warwickshire. Picture: Neil Marshall

White: Hampshire must show their character to avoid relegation

Craig White has called on Hampshire to ‘show their character’ as they fight to preserve their County Championship division one status after a lacklustre first-innings display at Warwickshire.

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George Bailey is bowled for a duck against Essex. Picture: Neil Marshall

Hampshire fall to Essex loss

Craig White rued Hampshire’s lacklustre second-innings batting collapse as they crumbled to defeat against Essex in County Championship division one.

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Fidel Edwards bowled a six over stint of two for 15 Picture: Neil Marshall

Edwards doubles up to leave Hampshire in the hunt

Hampshire head coach Craig White is anticipating a crunch opening hour of play today as his side chase Specsavers County Championship glory against Essex at the Ageas Bowl.

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Kyle Abbott celebrates a wicket today against champions Essex. Picture: Neil Marshall

Abbott puts champions to the sword

KYLE Abbott ripped through Essex to bowl the county champions out for 76 as Hampshire appeared to be strolling towards an innings victory at the Ageas Bowl.

Sean Ervine is caught by Varun Chopra. Picture: Kevin Shipp

Bowlers put Hampshire in control of Essex clash

Hampshire produced a brilliant bowling display to put recently-crowned County Championship division one winners Essex in trouble at the Ageas Bowl.

Kyle Abbott Picture: Neil Marshall

Hampshire and rain frustrate Middlesex

Only 28.5 overs were possible on day three of Hampshire’s County Championship clash with Middlesex.

Tom Alsop. Picture: Neil Marshall

Alsop could continue in role for Hampshire

Tom Alsop hopes taking on the wicket-keeping role again will open up his possibilities in the Hampshire first-team.

Joe Weatherley. Picture: Neil Marshall

Weatherley praises lower-order performance

Joe Weatherley lauded Hampshire’s lower-order batsmen as they looked to have salvaged the Ageas Bowl outfit at least a draw against Surrey in County Championship division one.

James Vince hits a six in the semi-final against Nottinghamshire

Hampshire heartbreak on Finals Day

Hampshire failed to reach the NatWest T20 Blast final for a fourth time in as many attempts as they fell to a 23-run semi-final defeat against Nottinghamshire at Edgbaston.

Charlotte Edwards believes the Vipers can repeat their success

Experience will help as Vipers chase title repeat

Charlotte Edwards is backing the Southern Vipers to defend their Kia Super League title – whoever they end up playing.

Stuart Ransley stepped it up against South Wilts. Picture: Neil Marshall

Havant confident league crown will be secured

BEN WALKER is backing Havant to retain the Southern League premier division crown by winning their final game at Lymington.

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Michael Carberry Picture: Neil Marshal

Carberry joins Leicestershire on loan

Michael Carberry has joined Leicestershire on a loan deal for the remainder of the season.

Chris Stone. Picture Ian Hargreaves (160975-1)

Key clash in Havant’s quest for double double

It is time to fasten the seat belts and hold on to the hats at Havant as they host Southern League premier division leaders South Wilts at Havant Park tomorrow (12.30pm).

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Portsmouth boss Rich Locke. Picture: Keith Woodland

Skipper back for Portsmouth as Dons host memorial match

Portsmouth have their captain back for their crucial Southern League division one contest against Hook & Newnham Basics at St Helens tomorrow (12.30pm).

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Matt Benfield. Picture: Allan Hutchings (150997-849)

Portsmouth & Southsea face test of nerve

Portsmouth & Southsea have the Champagne on ice as they host St Cross Symondians III in their final Hampshire League division one game of the season at St James’ Hospital tomorrow.

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