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Alastair Cook: England opener not included in Essex squad for Hampshire game

Alastair Cook (second from right) was Edgbaston last week to watch Essex beat Warwickshire Former England captain Alastair Cook will not play for new county champions Essex in this week’s game against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl. The England and Wales Cricket Board made Cook, 32, available for the final two matches of the season. Essex have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the away game against Hampshire, which begins on Tuesday. Head coach Chris Silverwood has set the team the new goal of going through the entire Championship campaign…

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Hampshire v Surrey: Only five overs possible on day one

Hampshire are 24 points behind second-placed Lancashire in Division One Specsavers County Championship Division One, Ageas Bowl (day one): Surrey 16-0 Hampshire: Yet to bat Scorecard Day one of Hampshire’s County Championship match against Surrey was abandoned after just five overs were bowled at the Ageas Bowl. Hampshire won the toss and elected to field, with Surrey’s Rory Burns and Ryan Patel reaching 16-0 before bad light forced the players off. The umpires attempted five restarts but, after persistent rain, the day’s play was called off at 16:40 BST. Hampshire…

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T20 Blast semi-final: Notts Outlaws beat Hampshire to reach final

Notts bowler Steven Mullaney took three key Hampshire wickets, including opener James Vince for 56 NatWest T20 Blast semi-final, Edgbaston Notts Outlaws 169-7 (20 overs): Wessels 48; Wood 2-17 Hampshire 146 (18.4 overs): Vince 56; Gurney 3-19, Mullaney 3-22 Notts Outlaws beat Hampshire by 23 runs Scorecard Notts Outlaws set up a T20 Blast final against Birmingham Bears with a 23-run win over two-time winners Hampshire. Notts posted 169-7 with Riki Wessels top-scoring with 48 off 27 balls, while England opener Alex Hales made just 15. Pakistan international Shahid Afridi…

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Mason Crane: Sir Ian Botham feels Hampshire spinner should wait for debut

Mason Crane caught Roston Chase as a substitute fielder on the final day of the second Test at Headingley Sir Ian Botham believes Mason Crane would be better off not being selected for England in the third Test against West Indies at Lord’s. Crane, 20, has been named in England’s unchanged squad for the series-decider starting on 7 September. The Hampshire leg-spinner is yet to make his Test debut. “If I were Mason, I wouldn’t want to be in that final Test, I’d just wait to get on the Ashes…

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Michael Carberry: Leicestershire sign Hampshire batsman on loan

Michael Carberry’s career has also included a spell with Perth Scorchers in Australia Former England batsman Michael Carberry has joined Leicestershire on loan from Hampshire for the final four matches of the County Championship season. Carberry, 36, will play for Pierre de Bruyn’s team against Kent next week, before returning to Hampshire for T20 Blast Finals Day on 2 September. He will then return to Leicestershire for their final three matches. “It’s great to have Michael on board with us ahead of the Kent game,” said head coach De Bruyn….

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T20 Blast: Shahid Afridi hits 42-ball century as Hampshire thump Derbyshire

‘Boom Boom’ Afridi hits fastest T20 Blast century of 2017 NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final, The 3aaa County Ground, Derby Hampshire 249-8 (20 overs): Afridi 101, Vince 55; Critchley 3-32 Derbyshire 148 (19.5 overs): Cotton 30*; Abbott 3-25, Dawson 3-28 Hampshire beat Derbyshire by 101 runs Scorecard Shahid Afridi’s breathtaking 42-ball century led Hampshire to a crushing 101-run victory over Derbyshire in the first T20 Blast quarter-final. The Pakistan all-rounder, promoted to open, smashed seven sixes in his 101 before holing out the ball after reaching his maiden Twenty20 hundred. James…

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T20 Blast: Yorkshire beat Lancashire, Notts win again, Hampshire go top

Captain fantastic! Bresnan takes 6-19 to inspire Yorkshire victory NatWest T20 Blast Dates: 7 July – 2 September Coverage: Ball-by-ball local radio commentary on every match online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. In-play highlights and live text commentary of selected games on the BBC Sport website. Selected commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Tim Bresnan produced his best T20 Blast figures of 6-19 as Yorkshire Vikings beat Lancashire Lightning by 19 runs to boost their quarter-final hopes. North group leaders Notts Outlaws strengthened their own bid to…

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T20 Blast: Hampshire beat Glamorgan, Middlesex beat Sussex in South Group

Vince’s sparkling 60 helps Hampshire beat Glamorgan NatWest T20 Blast Dates: 7 July – 2 September Coverage: Ball-by-ball local radio commentary on every match online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. In-play highlights and live text commentary of selected games on the BBC Sport website. Selected commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Hampshire spun their way to an eight-wicket victory over T20 Blast South Group leaders Glamorgan at Southampton. Leg-spinner Mason Crane, called into the England Test squad earlier in the day, took 3-21 as the hosts restricted…

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