Hampshire host Durham in season opener

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

Vince relishing ‘second chance’

Hampshire will begin their quest for the 2011 LV County Championship with a home clash against Durham after next season's fixtures were released.

The Rose Bowl outfit start the campaign against the 2008 and 2009 champions in a four-day encounter on Friday, April 8 before a trip to defending champions Nottinghamshire the following week.

Giles White's side will start the defence of the Friends Provident t20 against Somerset - the side they narrowly edged past to lift the title in a thrilling tie at the Rose Bowl last season.

And they will be keen to make it all the way to finals day at Edgbaston as they attempt to retain the title.

2011 HAMPSHIRE FIXTURES

APRIL

8 DURHAM Rose Bowl LVCC 4 days 14 Nottinghamshire Trent Bridge LVCC 4 days

20 LEEDS/BRADFORD Rose Bowl Friendly 3 days

24 WARWICKSHIRE Rose Bowl 40L 1 day

27 SOMERSET Rose Bowl LVCC 4 days

MAY

2 SURREY Rose Bowl 40L 1 day

4 SUSSEX Rose Bowl LVCC 4 days

11 Yorkshire Headingley LVCC 4 days

15 Durham Dynamos Durham 40L 1 day

20 NORTHANTS Rose Bowl 40L 1 day

22 Surrey Whitgift School 40L 1 day

24 LANCASHIRE Rose Bowl LVCC 1 day JUNE

1 SOMERSET Rose Bowl T20 1 day

3 SURREY Rose Bowl T20 1 day

5 Kent Tunbridge Wells T20 1 day

8 GLAMORGAN Rose Bowl T20 1 day

10 Gloucestershire Gloucester T20 1 day

12 Somerset Taunton T20 1 day

16 ENG v Sri Lanka Rose Bowl TEST 5 days 17 Glamorgan SWALEC T20 1 day

18 Worcestershire New Road LVCC 4 days 23 Essex Chelmsford T20 1 day 24 GLOUCESTERSHIRE Rose Bowl T20 1 day 27 SUSSEX Rose Bowl T20 1 day

30 KENT Rose Bowl T20 1 day

JULY

1 Middlesex Uxbridge T20 1 day 6 ESSEX Rose Bowl T20 1 day 8 Surrey The Brit Oval T20 1 day

10 Sussex Hove T20 1 day

11 Sussex Hove LVCC 4 days

15 MIDDLESEX Rose Bowl T20 1 day

17 Leicestershire Grace Road 40L 1 day 19 DURHAM Rose Bowl 40L 1 day

20 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE Rose Bowl LVCC 4 days

25 Northants Northampton 40L 1 day

26 Warwickshire Edgbaston 40L 1 day

31 LEICESTERSHIRE Rose Bowl 40L 1 day

AUGUST

2 YORKSHIRE Rose Bowl LVCC 4 days

10 Durham Durham LVCC 4 days

14 Scotland TBC 40L 1 day 18 Warwickshire Edgbaston LVCC 4 days

23 WORCESTERSHIRE Rose Bowl LVCC 4 days

27 TBC Edgbaston T20 1 day

27 TBC Edgbaston T20 1 day

27 TBC Edgbaston T20 1 day

29 SCOTLAND Rose Bowl LVCC 4 days

31 Somerset Taunton 40L 1 day SEPTEMBER

6 Eng v India Rose Bowl T20 1 day

7 Lancashire Liverpool LVCC 4 days

12 WARWICKSHIRE Rose Bowl LVCC 4 days