Match Preview: Hampshire Hawks v Somerset, Vitality Blast

An unchanged 14-player squad has been named ahead of the Hawks’ second Vitality Blast fixture of the season against Somerset

Hawks v Somerset
Vitality Blast (South Group)
Monday 30th May (7pm start)
The Ageas Bowl


Hampshire Hawks take on Somerset in their second Vitality Blast game of the season at The Ageas Bowl tomorrow night.

The two met in at Finals Day last season as Somerset came out on top in a tight semi-final – before going on to lose against Kent Spitfires in the Final at Edgbaston.

James Vince’s side will be out for revenge and looking to bounce back from the 10-run loss they suffered at the hands of Middlesex in Friday night’s season opener.

Somerset got off to a winning start on Wednesday, beating Kent this time, and play Essex Eagles at Taunton this evening before heading down to The Ageas Bowl.


Hampshire Squad

The Hawks have named an unchanged 14-man squad for this match.

Debutants Ben McDermott (28), Ross Whiteley (27) and Nathan Ellis (1-30) all showed glimpses of what’s to come on Friday night.

Skipper James Vince top scored with the bat, hitting five fours on his way to 47 in an innings that almost carried the Hawks to victory.

Mason Crane is in line to make his 50th appearance in the T20 format for Hampshire.


Full Hampshire Squad

James Vince (14) Captain

Mason Crane (32)

Scott Currie (44)

Aneurin Donald (12)

Liam Dawson (8)

Nathan Ellis (72)

James Fuller (26)

Ian Holland (22)

Ben McDermott (28)

Tom Prest (24)

Joe Weatherley (5)

Brad Wheal (58)

Ross Whiteley (4)

Chris Wood (25)

Somerset

2021 Season In Numbers


Head-to-Head

Hampshire's record in Vitality Blast v Somerset

P: 21, W: 7, T: 1, L: 13

Last 5 meetings:

Read more about Hampshire’s record against Somerset at home in the T20 Blast by clicking here.


Tickets

Tickets for the Hawks’ match against Somerset are available via the link below, while they’ll also be available on the gate on Monday.

Click here to buy tickets.

To access match tickets bought online and get into The Ageas Bowl on Monday, fans will need to have downloaded the free Hampshire Cricket App.

Information on how to download the App and access match tickets – as well as how to forward them onto family and friends – can be found in our Visitor Guide, available via the link below.


Visitor Guide

For information on what to expect at The Ageas Bowl during Monday’s match – including the best food and drink in English cricket – please check out our Visitor Guide, available below.

Click here to view Visitor Guide.


Coverage

A live stream will be available for the match and a link to this stream will be available in the free-to-download Hampshire Cricket App and at www.ageasbowl.com/cricket.

Both the Hampshire Cricket App and www.ageasbowl.com/cricket will also host a live match centre with scorecard, statistics and insight available throughout the match.


Weather Forecast

Please follow the link to view the latest weather forecast for The Ageas Bowl: https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/6620360

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