Hampshire 2012 fixtures announced

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Hampshire will start their 2012 County Championship division two campaign at home to Gloucestershire.

The fixtures for next season have been announced and will see Hants - who were relegated last term - bid to bounce back into the top tier starting from April 12 at the Rose Bowl.

Giles White’s men will play all of their home matches at the Rose Bowl in 2012 and they will begin their t20 campaign at Sussex on June 14.

APRIL

12-15 Gloucestershire, Rose Bowl, LVCC

19-22 Glamorgan, SWALEC, LVCC

26-29 Leicestershire, Rose Bowl, LVCC

MAY

2-5 Northamptonshire, Northampton, LVCC

7 Glamorgan, Rose Bowl, CB40

9-12 Derbyshire, Rose Bowl, LVCC

16-19 Yorkshire, away tbc, LVCC

20 Scotland, away tbc, CB40

23-26 Glamorgan, Rose Bowl, LVCC

27 Somerset, Taunton, CB40

31 Nottinghamshire (F), Rose Bowl, CB40

JUNE

3 Surrey, KIA Oval, CB40

4 Scotland, Rose Bowl, CB40

6-9 Kent, Tunbridge Wells, LVCC

14 Sussex (F), Hove, FLt20

15 Kent, Canterbury, FLt20

19 Middlesex (F), Rose Bowl, FLt20

20 Surrey (F), KIA Oval, FLt20

22 Kent (F), Rose Bowl, FLt20

27 Middlesex, Richmond, FLt20

29 Essex (F), Chelmsford, FLt20

30 Surrey, Rose Bowl, FLt20

JULY

6 Sussex (F), Rose Bowl, FLt20

8 Essex (F), Rose Bowl, FLt20

11-14 Yorkshire, Rose Bowl, LVCC

15 Durham, Rose Bowl, CB40

17 Nottinghamshire (F), Trent Bridge, CB40

19-22 Essex, Chelmsford, LVCC

24/25 FLt20 quarter-finals

27-30 Kent, Rose Bowl, LVCC

AUGUST

6-9 Gloucestershire, Bristol, LVCC

10 Glamorgan (F), SWALEC, CB40

14 Somerset (F), Rose Bowl, CB40

15-18 Northamptonshire, Rose Bowl, LVCC

19 Surrey, CB40

21-24 Leicestershire, Grace Road, LVCC

24/25 FLt20 semi-finals/finals

27 Durham, Chester-le-Street, CB40

SEPTEMBER

1 CB40 semi-finals

4-7 Essex, Rose Bowl, LVCC

11-14 Derbyshire, Derby, LVCC

15 CB40 final, Lords.

KEY: LVCC (LV County Championship division two), CB40 (Clydesdale Bank40), FLt20 (Friends Life t20), F (floodlit)