Hampshire crash out of cup

On Saturday 8th June at Shedfield CC hampshire bowed out of this years Heindrich Swanapoel Memorial Cup to Favourites Sussex.

Hampshire were inserted to bat and their innings never really got going. Aaron Fowler playing his first match of the season looked comfortable knocking the ball around, at the other end 3 quick wickets saw Hampshire struggle to 43 for 3.

When Aaron chipped up a tame delivery to fine leg this triggerred a monumental collapse and Hampshire crashed to 63 all out for the 2nd match running.

In reply Sussex never looked in any bother, and although Hampshire managed to dismiss both the openers Sussex needed just 7 overs to knock the runs off.

Sussex now have a home tie against Development side Nottinghamshire, whilst on the other half of the Draw Yorkshire are at home to Warwickshire.

ITM 10.06.13

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Hampshire cling on for draw

Hampshire VICC clung on in tough conditions to get a draw in their opening fixture in this years BCEW league campaign.

The hosts inserted their opponents London Metro with the threat of rain looming and difficult windy conditions. Hampshire took an early wicket dismissing former England captain Rory Field to a smart catch behind off the bowling of skipper Tiny Morris. This was the last wicket to fall as 2 of the current England Team Matt Dean and Steve Humphries pushed the score along to 148 for 1 off just 15 overs.

There was then a significant rain interruption and 24 of the 60 overs were lost. The decision was then for Metro Skipper Rory field to decide when to declare. Metro then smashed an amazing 80 runs in 4 overs declaring on 234 for 1 at the end of the 19th.

This conservative declaration turned out to be the turning point of the match, with no prospect of a win Hampshires challenge was to see out the 17 overs to secure a draw. With the wind now dropped and the best conditions of the day Metro kept chipping away and with Hampshire looking to shut up shop the game moved to the inevitable conclusion. At the end of 17 Hampshire had limped to 67 for 6 , and the game was drawn.

Although very 2nd best on the day this can be considered a good result for Hampshire, Metro had already beaten Sussex for whom it was there first loss in the league for 3 seasons and earned a draw with a very powerful Warks side.

Hampshires league campaign continues next Sunday 19th May at Chawton CC where they will host Yorkshire for a 11.30 start.

Tiny
12.05.2013

Team Celebrate Most Successful Season to Date

Hampshire VICC celebrate most successful season in 2012.

The visually impaired Hampshire side took some time out to celebrate their most successful season to date and honour their top performers.

The team finished as runners up in National Division 1 and finished 3rd in the T20 knocout competition. Their remarkable season saw 2 of their number make the England team, Andy Powers smashing 2 centuries during the ashes campaign and ebutant Matt Paige thrash a quickfire 50 at the T20 world cup in India.

Hampshire were also well represented at the national awards, Jonathan Lewis picked up partial batsman of the year averaging well over 60. This is an even more remarkable achievement as Jon is considered a low partial because of his low levels of vision and he is the first player from this sight category to pick up a national award. Club captain ian Tiny” Morris was shortlisted for the blind batsman, bowler and player of the season but managed to miss out in all 3 categories.

Saturday though was about the club honouring its own, the team were delighted to have Simon Jones of the Hampshire cricket board to hand out the medals and prizes, and many relished the photo opportunity with the CB40 and T20 trophies that had been borrowed from the sighted teams trophy cabinet.

The team are now looking forward to the new season and the chance to get back on the pitch and push for more honours.

2012 season award winners.
Batsman of the year – Jonathan Lewis
Bowler of the year – Tiny Morris
Fielder of the year – Ryan West
Players player of the year – Jonathan Lewis
Captains Player of the year – Chris Smith

Most improved Player of the year – Chris Smith
Graham Carter Cup for best young player – Paige Lillywhite
Blinder of the year – Tiny Morris
Champagne moment – Mark Oliphant (very part time bowler starts his spell with 5 wides, finishes with 4-16 in 2 overs)

By Tiny Morris

Presentation day

Runners up medals for the 2012 League season will be presented at the White Swan in West End, Soton on Saturday 26th January.

Please let Mark Oliphant or myself know your plans if you have not already.

Please be there noon sharp, we will hand out the prizes and then it will be time for a tasty and nutrituos luncheon.

Before then Training is at the Rose Bowl 5-7 on Saturday 19th Jan so come along and enjoy the fun

Tiny.

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