Hampshire Hawks City Academy Continue Their Promising Start

Southampton Hawks Academy beat Calmore Sports U15s by 47 runs in their second competitive outing

Southampton Hawks Academy – a team formed by Hampshire Cricket in partnership with Hampshire Cricket Board, Cantell School and Lord’s Taverners Wicketz programme -have continued their success having beaten Calmore Sports U15s on Wednesday 1st June.

The team – created to provide new and better cricketing opportunities for young people who may otherwise be disadvantaged from gaining normal access to cricket coaching and matches – began their competitive season in May and have now played three matches.

Batting first, the Hawks Academy put on a huge total of 179-3 in their 20 overs against Calmore, with Rocky and Ronni Singh leading the way, scoring 51 off 36 retired, and 45 off 42 retired, respectively.

Southern Vipers Academy's Eve O'Neill provided the resistance with the bat for Calmore, with 64 off 51 retired, but tidy bowling from the Hawks Academy restricted Calmore to 132-4 in 20 overs, with Husnain Riaz, Mohamed Kamal and Said Jajali picking up wickets with the ball, as well as a run out from Iqrar Mohammad.

Match Centre: Southampton Hawks Academy v Calmore Sports U15s

The victory over Calmore meant the Southampton Hawks Academy were two from two, but the young side tasted defeat for the first time against the State Jets on Wednesday 15th June

Batting first, the Jets made 100-5 in their 20 overs with Ethan Longland and Freddie Hodgins both top scoring with 20*.

Wickets were shared between the Hawks Academy bowlers, with George Lewis (1-6), Yusuf Khan (1-9), Husnain Riaz (1-9), Azar Mehmood (1-12) and Iqrar Mohammad (1-14) all picking up one for the wickets column.

Mehmood then top scored with 18 along with Jackson Elderton's 13, but the Hawks fell short by 38 runs thanks to Oliver Hibberd's 4-17 in four overs.

Match Centre: Southampton Hawks Academy v Hampshire State Jets

Southampton Hawks Academy's next fixture is against Calmore Sports U13-A at Southampton Sports Centre on Wednesday 29th June.

For more information about the Hampshire Hawks City Academy and how it was formed, visit the link below.

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