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Hampshire County Cricket Club
Logo of Hampshire County Cricket Club.png
One-day name: Hampshire Royals[1]
Coach: England Giles White
Captain: England Dimitri Mascarenhas
Overseas player: Sri Lanka Ajantha Mendis
Overseas player: Pakistan Shahid Afridi
Founded: 1863
Home ground: Rose Bowl
Capacity: 22,000
First-class debut: Sussex
in 1864
at Antelope Ground, Southampton
Championship wins: 2
Pro40 wins: 3
FP Trophy wins: 3
Twenty20 Cup wins: 0
Official website: HampshireCricket

Hampshire County Cricket Club is one of the 18 major county clubs which make up the English domestic cricket structure, representing the historic county of Hampshire. Its limited overs team is called the Hampshire Royals following a link up with the Rajasthan Royals, after previously being known as the Hampshire Hawks. Their kit colours are yellow with blue sleeves and the shirt sponsor are Powells.

The club plays the majority of its home games at the Rose Bowl, newly built in 2001 and located at West End, near Southampton. Hampshire was previously based at the County Ground in Northlands Road, Southampton, which had been its home since 1885. The team had also played many matches in Portsmouth at the United Services Recreation Ground and in Bournemouth at Dean Park and occasional games in Aldershot, Alton, Basingstoke, Cowes and Winchester before moving all competitive matches to the Rose Bowl. In 2008 matches at May's Bounty in Basingstoke resumed and one county fixture is played there each year.

Hampshire is currently in Division One of the County Championship, a competition they have won twice. Its most recent success was on 25 July 2009 when it won the Friends Provident Trophy at Lord's, beating Sussex by 6 wickets.[2]




Earliest cricket

A Latin poem by Robert Matthew in 1647 contains a probable reference to cricket being played by pupils of Winchester College on nearby St. Catherine’s Hill. If authentic, this is the earliest known mention of cricket in Hampshire. But, with the sport having originated in Saxon or Norman times on the Weald, it must have reached Hampshire long before 1647.

In 1680, lines written in an old Bible invite "All you that do delight in Cricket, come to Marden, pitch your wickets". Marden is in West Sussex, north of Chichester, and interestingly close to Hambledon, which is just across the county boundary in Hampshire.

Hampshire is used in a team name for the first time in August 1729, when a combined Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex XI played against Kent.

Hambledon and after

Broadhalfpenny Down, the original ground of the Hambledon Club

The origin of the legendary Hambledon Club is lost. There remains no definite knowledge of Hambledon cricket before 1756, when its team had gained sufficient repute to be capable of attempting three matches against Dartford, itself a famous club since the 1720s if not earlier. Hambledon had presumably earned recognition as the best parish team in Hampshire, but no reports of their local matches have been found. We do not know when the Hambledon Club was founded and it seems likely that some kind of parish organisation was operating in 1756, although there may well have been a patron involved.

The Sussex v Hampshire match in June 1766 is the earliest reference to Hampshire as an individual county team. Whether the Hambledon Club was involved is unrecorded but presumably it was. Some historians believe it was at about this time that the club, as distinct from a parish organisation, was founded.

The Hambledon Club was in many respects a Hampshire county club for it organised Hampshire matches, although it was a multi-functional club and not dedicated to cricket alone. Its membership attracted large numbers of sporting gentry and it dominated the sport, both on and off the field, for about thirty years until the formation of Marylebone Cricket Club in 1787. Hambledon produced some legendary Hampshire players including master batsman John Small and the two great fast bowlers Thomas Brett and David Harris.

Following the demise of the Hambledon Club towards the end of the 18th century, Hampshire continued to be recognised as a major county into the 19th century. But after the 1828 season, Hampshire had long spells without any important matches until the county club was founded in 1864. The county played some important fixtures during 1842 to 1845 and one match versus MCC in 1861 but was otherwise outside cricket’s mainstream through 1829 to 1863.

Origin of club

Hampshire County Cricket Club was founded on 12 August 1863[3] and played its initial first-class match versus Sussex at the Antelope Ground, Southampton on 7 and 8 July 1864, with Sussex winning by 10 wickets with James Lillywhite claiming ten wickets in the match for 80 runs, including taking his 100th wicket in first-class matches.[4] The club was recognised as a first-class team from 1864 and was a contender for the "Champion County" title.

This was not a permanent state of affairs, however. In 1886, Hampshire ceased to be a first-class team after years of difficult circumstances and poor results. It did play matches against Surrey and Sussex in 1886 but these matches are not recognised as first-class. Hampshire did not recover first-class status until the beginning of the 1895 County Championship season when it was readmitted to the now official County Championship.

Hampshire is thus recognised as first-class from 1864 to 1885 and from 1895 to the present day. In Hampshires return to the County Championship, the club finished the season in tenth place, some 16 points behind winners Surrey.[5]

20th century

Between 1900 and 1939 (excluding the years of the First World War in which no first-class cricket was played) the club had little competition success. But the club did have the likes of C. B. Fry, Lionel Tennyson, 3rd Baron Tennyson who captained the side from 1919-1932 as well as captaining the England team in three tests. Other great players representing the club at this time were Phil Mead, who remains the leading first-class run scorer for Hampshire and All-rounder Alec Kennedy who is the seventh highest wicket taker in first-class cricket history.

Hampshire won one of the most remarkable victories in County Championship history when, in 1922, they defeated Warwickshire by 155 runs after having followed on after being dismissed for just 15 they scored 521 after being invited to bat again, set Warwickshire 314 to win and bowled them out for 158. Brown, with 172, and Livsey who scored 110* at number 10, were the heroes.[6]

In 1937 Dick Moore set the individual scoring record for Hampshire against Worcestershire County Cricket Club at Dean Park Cricket Ground in Bournemouth. His 316 took just 380 minutes and contained 43 fours and 3 sixes.[7]

Hampshire won the 1961 County Championship, their first ever County Championship success, finishing the season with 268 points, 18 ahead of Yorkshire. Hampshire won 19 of their 32 matches, losing only 6 matches all season.[8] The club were led by Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie with Roy Marshall scoring the most runs for the club with 2,455. Derek Shackleton took the most wickets for the club, taking 153 scalps.

In the 1973 County Championship Hampshire won the County Championship for a second time, winning the competition by 31 points from Surrey.[9] The club won 10 of their 20 matches and drew the other 10, meaning the club went the entire season without being beaten. During this season they were led by Richard Gilliat with Gordon Greenidge scoring the most runs for the club with 1,620. Bob Herman and Mike Taylor both took 63 wickets. This remains Hampshires last success in the tournament.

In 1979 West Indian Malcolm Marshall, widely regarded as one of the best bowlers to grace the game joined the club. This was to be the start of a 14 year stay with the club. During that time Marshall would go onto take 824 first-class wickets at an anverage of 18.64[10] and 239 wickets at 24.88 in one-day cricket.[11] 1984 also saw the arrival of another West Indian, Cardigan Connor who would spend 14 years with the club. Regarded as one of the best players not to play Test cricket, Connor took 614 first-class wickets for Hampshire at an average of 31.74[12] and 411 wickets at 25.07 in one-day cricket.[13]

In 1985 Hampshire finished second in the County Championship, finishing 18 points behind winners Middlesex. Chris Smith led the way with the bat, scoring 1,720 runs.[14] and was well backed up by the bowling of Malcolm Marshall who took 95 wickets at the impressive average of 17.68.[15]

In 1988 the club won the Benson & Hedges Cup by beating Derbyshire by 7 wickets at Lord's, largely thanks to a five wicket haul by Stephen Jefferies. In the 1989 County Championship Shaun Udal made his debut in a one-day game in the Refuge Assurance League.

In the 1991 County Championship season Hampshire won the NatWest Trophy, beating Surrey by 4 wickets, with Shaun Udal claiming the man of the match award. This was the clubs first one day honour in this competition.

Hampshire again repeated their 1988 success in the Benson & Hedges Cup by winning the 1992 competition. In the final at Lord's they beat Kent by 41 runs, including 90 runs from Robin Smith and three wickets each from Malcolm Marshall and Shaun Udal. This marked Hampshires second success in the competition.

In 1996 Malcolm Marshall returned to coach the club. Three years later tradegy struck when Marshall, who was also coaching the West Indies, was diagnosed with Colon cancer at the World Cup. After a short battle with the disease Marshall died on 4 November 1999.

In 1997 work begun on Hampshires long awaited new ground. The realisation of this move almost led the club to financial ruin, as encouragement from financial partners Sport England and the hiring of architect Sir Michael Hopkins had led the then part time voluntary committee running the club to lose control of the budget.[16]

21st century

Dimitri Mascarenhas, current Hampshire captain

In 2000 Australian great Shane Warne was signed as the clubs overseas player. The 2000 County Championship was to be the last season that Hampshire would play at the County Ground before they moved in 2001 to the new Rose Bowl ground just outside of Southampton.

Prior to the 2001 season Hampshires financies were so bad that the club was close to insolvency and it looked as if it would not be playing first class cricket. It was during this period that current chairman Rod Bransgrove stepped in to save the club. The Rose Bowl plc was formed, in order for the club to be run more like a business to encourage financial stability.[17] Due to Bransgroves intervention the club were able to take part in the 2001 Championships.

In the 2002 County Championship Hampshire were relegated back to Division Two, finishing third bottom in Division One.[18] It was during this season that the club signed former England batsman John Crawley from Lancashire. In the 2003 season Hampshire and England great Robin Smith retired from all forms of cricket after 23 years with the club.[19] For the remainder of the season John Crawley captained the side.

The 2004 season saw the return of Shane Warne to the club following a one year ban for failing a drugs test. Warne was made captain of the club upon his return. Under Warnes leadership, with Australia's Michael Clarke as the second overseas player,[20] Hampshire finished second in Division 2,[21] helping to propel the club to promotion. 2004 marked somewhat of a turn around in the clubs recent fortunes.

In 2005 Shane Warne, Simon Katich, Kevin Pietersen and Chris Tremlett were all selected for the 2005 Ashes squads, meaning in Warne's absence Shaun Udal captained the side. Hampshire performed well in both first-class and one-day forms of the game. The side narrowly missed out on winning the County Championship Division 1 by just 2.5 points to Nottinghamshire.[22] In the 2005 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy Hampshire progressed to the final thanks to a century in the semi-final against Yorkshire by Sean Ervine.[23] In the final at Lord's against Warwickshire Ervine repeated the feat scoring 104 runs as Hampshire won by 18 runs;[24] Hampshires first silverware in 13 years. At the end of that season former England bowler Alan Mullally announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.[25] After claiming 44 wickets at 18.90 in the 2005 season Udal was called up to the England squad for the first time since he played against the West Indies in 1995, to tour Pakistan in 2005-2006, making his test debut.

In 2006, the county finished third in the 2006 NatWest Pro40 Division 1, winning four of their eight games.[26] This in itself did not entitle the club to promotion to Division 1, instead they had to play Glamorgan in a Promotion/Relegation Play-off, with Hampshire winning by 151 runs thanks to a fine 158 by Chris Benham[27] and thus earning promotion to Division 1 for the 2007 season.

In 2007 Hampshire progressed to the final of the newly renamed 2007 Friends Provident Trophy at Lord's after finishing top of the South Division.[28] In the semi-final the club beat Warwickshire by 40 runs at the Rose Bowl with John Crawley half century leading the way.[29] In the final the club played Durham where they lost by 125 runs as the match went into a reserve day due to rain.[30]

In 2007 Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove announced plans for the redevelopment of the Rose Bowl to bring the stadium up to test level in time for the Rose Bowl's first Test match against Sri Lanka in 2011. Plans to increase the maximum seated capacity to 25,000 by adding a pair of matching stands on either side of the pavilion and constructing a large stand at the Northern End. This will include 15,000 permanent seats, of which 6,000 will be under cover[31] and the construction a 175 bedroom 4 star hotel with 75 hospitality boxes overlooking the ground.

Shane Warne, former Hampshire captain who retired in 2008

Prior to the 2008 County Championship season Australian legend and club captain Shane Warne reiterated his commitment to the club for the forthcoming season. But shortly before the start of the season Warne announced his retirement from first-class cricket,[32] although he would continue to play in the newly formed Indian Premier League. This brought to an end the so called 'Warne Era' at the club. In all Warne played 66 first-class matches for Hampshire, scoring 2,040 runs at 25.50,[33] including his maiden first-class century and taking 276 wickets at 25.58.[34] In one-day cricket Warne played 71 matches for the club scoring 568 runs at 10.92[35] and taking 120 wickets at 19.72.[36] Former club captain and Test and ODI player Shaun Udal also announced his retirement from first-class cricket having played for Hampshire since 1989.[37] Initially he joined Berkshire, before joining Middlesex. England one-day player Dimitri Mascarenhas was named Warnes replacement as captain for the 2008 season.[38]

Hampshire struggled for results and were near the foot of the Division 1 table for the majority of the season. With eight matches remaining Hampshire signed Pakistani spinner Imran Tahir. Tahir took 44 wickets at 16.68[39] and with James Tomlinson taking 67 wickets at 24.76, in doing so becoming the leading wicket taker in the country,[39] helped Hampshire go from relegation favourites to title outsiders going into the final round of matches. The club ended up finishing in third place, twelve points behind winners Durham.[40] Midway through the season club coach Paul Terry stood down and was replaced by former Hampshire batsman Giles White.

Before the 2009 season former England all-rounder Dominic Cork joined the club after leaving Lancashire.[41] On 25 July the club won the 2009 Friends Provident Trophy final at Lord's, beating rivals Sussex[42] thanks to a man-of-the-match performance from Dominic Cork, with him taking 4/41.

For the 2010 County Championship the club announced the signings of Sri Lankan "mystery spinner" Ajantha Mendis and former England pace bowler Simon Jones. The county also signed bowler Kabir Ali from Worcestershire.


Kevin Pietersen, Hampshire and England player
Dominic Cork (left) and Sean Ervine hold aloft the 2009 Friends Provident Trophy
Name Nat Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
James Adams England LHB RM
Michael Lumb England LHB RM England 'A' player
James Vince England RHB RM England U-19 player
Michael Carberry England LHB OB England Test player, England 'A' player
Kevin Pietersen England RHB OB England Test, ODI and Twenty20 player, former England Captain
Chris Benham England RHB OB
Neil McKenzie South Africa RHB RM Kolpak player, former South Africa Test, ODI and Twenty20 player
Dimitri Mascarenhas England RHB RFM England ODI and Twenty20 player, Club captain
Sean Ervine Zimbabwe LHB RM Former Zimbabwe Test and ODI player
Liam Dawson England RHB SLA England 'A' player
Dominic Cork England RHB RFM Former England Test and ODI player
Shahid Afridi Pakistan RHB LS Twenty20 only, overseas player, Pakistan Test, ODI and Twenty20 player
Nic Pothas South Africa RHB RM Kolpak player, former South Africa Test, ODI and Twenty20 player
Michael Bates England RHB England U-19 player
Kabir Ali England RHB RMF Former England Test and ODI player
Simon Jones England LHB RFM Former England Test and ODI player
David Griffiths England LHB RFM
Danny Briggs England RHB SLA England U-19 player
James Tomlinson England LHB LM
Hamza Riazuddin England RHB RFM
Ajantha Mendis Sri Lanka RHB OB , LB Overseas player, Sri Lanka Test, ODI and Twenty20 player
David Balcombe England RHB RMF

Notable players

The following Hampshire players have had an impact in international cricket, or have had notable careers with the club.



South Africa

West Indies


Sri Lanka


New Zealand

Cecil Abercrombie, who also played for the Scotland rugby team.


  • County Championship (2) - 1961, 1973
  • Gillette/NatWest/C&G/Friends Provident Trophy (3) - 1991,[43] 2005, 2009
  • Sunday/National League (3) - 1975, 1978, 1986
  • Twenty20 Cup (0) -
  • Benson & Hedges Cup (2) - 1988, 1992

Second XI honours

  • Second XI Championship (5) - 1967, 1971, 1981, 1995, 2001
  • Second XI Trophy (1) - 2003
  • Minor Counties Championship (0) -



Most first-class runs for Hampshire
Qualification - 20,000 runs[44]

Player Runs
Phil Mead 48,892
Roy Marshall 30,303
George Brown 22,962
James Gray 22,450
John Arnold 21,596
Henry Horton 21,536

Most first-class wickets for Hampshire
Qualification - 1,000 wickets[45]

Player Wickets
Derek Shackleton 2,669
Alec Kennedy 2,549
Jack Newman 1,946
Stuart Boyes 1,415
Peter Sainsbury 1,245
Butch White 1,097
Lofty Herman 1,041

Most first-class appearances for Hampshire
Qualification - 500 appearances[46]

Player Appearances
Phil Mead 700
Alec Kennedy 596
Peter Sainsbury 593
Derek Shackleton 583
George Brown 539
Jack Newman 506
Roy Marshall 504

Team totals


  • Most Runs in Season - Phil Mead, 2,854 in 1928
  • Most Runs in Career - 48,892 by Phil Mead from 1905 to 1936

Best Partnership for each wicket


List A

Most List A runs for Hampshire
Qualification - 6,500 runs[47]

Player Runs
Robin Smith 12,034
David Turner 9,835
Gordon Greenidge 9,801
Paul Terry 8,622
Mark Nicholas 6,983
Trevor Jesty 6,859
Barry Richards 6,708

Most List A wickets for Hampshire
Qualification - 200 wickets[48]

Player Wickets
Cardigan Connor 411
Shaun Udal 407
Trevor Jesty 374
Dimitri Mascarenhas 257
Tim Tremlett 252
Malcolm Marshall 239
Nigel Cowley 233

Most List A appearances for Hampshire
Qualification - 300 appearances[49]

Player Appearances
David Turner 377
Shaun Udal 596
Robin Smith 347
Mark Nicholas 346
Trevor Jesty 310
Paul Terry 304
Cardigan Connor 300

Team totals


  • Most Runs in Career - 12,034 by Robin Smith from 1983 to 2003

Best Partnership for each wicket



Most Twenty20 for Hampshire
Qualification - 400 runs[50]

Player Runs
Michael Carberry 942
Michael Lumb 828
Sean Ervine 653
Dimitri Mascarenhas 569
Nic Pothas 488
Chris Benham 421

Most Twenty20 wickets for Hampshire
Qualification - 20 wickets[51]

Player Wickets
Dimitri Mascarenhas 45
Chris Tremlett 30
Billy Taylor 30
Shaun Udal 25
Sean Ervine 24

Most Twenty20 appearances for Hampshire
Qualification - 300 appearances[52]

Player Appearances
Nic Pothas 53
Greg Lamb 38
Billy Taylor 37
Michael Carberry 36
Chris Benham 34
Dimitri Mascarenhas 33

Team totals


Best Partnership for each wicket


Current grounds

The Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl

Hampshire play the majority of their home matches at the Rose Bowl. One reason for building the new Rose Bowl ground was to attract international cricket to the south coast of England, which required a move from their traditional home the County Ground. England has traditionally had six grounds where Test and ODI cricket has been played: The Oval, Lord's, Trent Bridge, Edgbaston, Old Trafford and Headingley. Durham was the first of the other centres to put forward a claim for international status, building the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, which has played host to Test matches between England and Zimbabwe in 2003, and England and Bangladesh in 2005.

Amongst this competitive background, as part of a four year staging agreement the Rose Bowl hosted a One Day International between South Africa and Zimbabwe in 2003. It was scheduled to play host to a one-dayer between the West Indies and New Zealand in 2004, but this was called off because of rain.

The Rose Bowl was also selected as one of three venues to host five matches in the ICC Champions Trophy in September 2004, along with The Oval and Edgbaston. Five fixtures were played there, with the national teams of Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the United States and the West Indies playing matches there. It hosted England's first ever Twenty20 International, played against Australia in 2005. To date the ground has hosted 10 One Day Internationals and 2 Twenty20 Internationals.[53][54]

The Rose Bowl hosted the 2008 finals of the Twenty20 Cup. Middlesex Crusaders won the final against the Kent Spitfires, after beating the Durham Dynamos in the semi final. It was a great event and the finals day at the Rose Bowl has further promoted the reputation of the ground in its push to host big international events.

Work is currently underway to increase the maximum seated capacity to 25,000 by adding a pair of matching stands on either side of the pavilion and constructing a large stand at the Northern End, as well as constructing an additional access route and erecting a 175 bedroom 4 star hotel with 75 hospitality boxes overlooking the ground. As a result of this the Rose Bowl has been confirmed as a host for part of the England versus Sri Lanka Test series in 2011, becoming the tenth Test venue in England and Wales.

May's Bounty

May's Bounty

Hampshire first played a first class match at the Bounty, situated in Basingstoke, in 1906. Since then the ground has hosted 45 first-class matches. The first one-day match to be played at May's Bounty was in the 1967 Gillette Cup where Hampshire played Lincolnshire and has since played host to 31 one-day matches. The wicket has always had conditions favourable for seam bowling, often producing low scoring affairs.

Robin Smith holds the records for the best batting at the Bounty. He scored 977 runs at an average of 69.78 including no fewer than six centuries. He also recorded the county's highest individual score of 179 at the ground, against Northamptonshire in 1996. Other Hampshire batsmen who prospered there were Mark Nicholas and West Indian great Gordon Greenidge. Cardigan Connor took the most wickets at the ground.

At the end of the 2000 County Championship all remaining matches at the Bounty were moved to the Rose Bowl. But for the 2008 County Championship the club reinstated the Bounty on the fixture list and it now plays host to one Championship match a season.[55]

Other grounds

The club has played at several other grounds since its founding in 1863. Grounds and dates in Italic text are grounds or dates where the club played first-class matches before its official formation.

Name of ground Location First-class span Hampshire FC matches List A span Hampshire LA matches ODI span ODI matches
Itchin Stoke Down Alresford 1806 1 N/A 0 N/A 0
Bramshill Park Bramshill 1823–1826 4 N/A 0 N/A 0
Antelope Ground Southampton 1842–1845 & 1864–1884 33 N/A 0 N/A 0
Day's (Itchen) Ground Southampton 1848–1850 4 N/A 0 N/A 0
Green Jackets Ground Winchester 1875 1 N/A 0 N/A 0
Winchester College Ground Winchester 1875 1 N/A 0 N/A 0
United Services Recreation Ground Portsmouth 1882–2000 330 1965–2000 55 N/A 0
County Ground Southampton 1885–2000 568 1965–2000 221 1983–1999 3
Dean Park Cricket Ground Bournemouth, Dorset 1897–1992 236 1963–1992 68 N/A 0
Municipal Ground Alton 1904 1 N/A 0 N/A 0
Officers Club Services Ground Aldershot 1905–1948 5 N/A 0 N/A 0
Victoria Recreation Ground Newport, Isle of Wight 1938–1939 2 N/A 0 N/A 0
J Samuel White's Ground Cowes, Isle of Wight 1956–1962 7 N/A 0 N/A 0


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External sources

Further reading

  • Dave Allen, "Entertain or Perish: Hampshire County Cricket 1946-2006, Phillimore, 2007
  • H S Altham, A History of Cricket, Volume 1 (to 1914), George Allen & Unwin, 1962
  • Derek Birley, A Social History of English Cricket, Aurum, 1999
  • Rowland Bowen, Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970
  • Roy Webber, The Playfair Book of Cricket Records, Playfair Books, 1951


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