20 Years Of T20: McKenzie's Trent Bridge Masterclass

Neil McKenzie came up clutch during 2012's quarter-final at Trent Bridge.

With this year's Vitality Blast campaign just around the corner - and to mark the 20th edition of the competition being staged this summer - we've taken a trip down memory lane, looking back at some of the most memorable performances from the past 19 seasons. Next up is Neil McKenzie's match winning 79 not out to send Hampshire to finals day in 2012

2012 was one of Hampshire's best years as a club, which is well documented. 

The Hampshire Royals did the white ball double, winning both the FriendsLife T20 and Clydesdale Bank 40 over competitions.

Much like 2021, Trent Bridge was the scene for Hampshire's T20 quarter final. 

Bowling first, Hampshire went into the interval the underdogs. Nottinghamshire set the visitors 179 to advance to finals day.

Hampshire got off to a fast start, but lost four wickets inside 10 overs. 

McKenzie was cool under pressure, scoring 79 from only 49 balls, striking at over 160. His innings containing nine boundaries as well as clearing the rope on two occassions. 

The South African's innings was filled with typically classy strokes, not brute force which is normally expected in the format. 

A delicate drive through the off side for four sealed victory for Hampshire from the final ball, emphasising the poise and class shown from the Hampshire legend. 

Tickets and 7-match passports are now on sale at the Advance rate. Early Bird discounted tickets and passports were available until 11:59pm on Monday 9th May.

A Vitality Blast Passport gives you access to all seven of Hampshire Hawks’ home matches at The Ageas Bowl this year, including the huge Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend 'el clasicoast' clash against local-rivals Sussex Sharks.

To purchase individual match tickets or a Vitality Blast Passport simply follow the link below.

Vitality Blast Tickets

Hampshire Hawks have also announced a brand-new type of ticket for this summer’s T20 matches at The Ageas Bowl, the Vitality Blast Plus ticket, which offers an upgrade on general admission tickets with premium reserved seating and access to a private, pitch-facing lounge and bar.

A limited-number of these new Plus tickets are available for each of Hampshire Hawks’ seven Vitality Blast matches at The Ageas Bowl this summer and they are on general sale now.

What’s more, a new, free rail shuttle bus provision is on offer for fans travelling to and from The Ageas Bowl for Vitality Blast fixtures this summer – with Hawks supporters able to make use of free buses from Southampton Airport Parkway and Hedge End railway stations before, during and after each of this summer’s T20 matches.

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