Vitality Blast Countdown: Vince Ton Against Kent

In last year’s Vitality Blast, skipper James Vince led the Hawks to victory with an impressive century against Kent Spitfires at The Ageas Bowl

2022 Vitality Blast champions Hampshire Hawks begin their 2023 T20 campaign at Taunton against Somerset on Wednesday 24th May.

We are counting down the days until the Hawks’ title defence begins and today marks exactly 100 days until then. When the Hawks welcomed 2021 winners Kent Spitfires to The Ageas Bowl in last year’s Vitality Blast, skipper James Vince made a 54-ball century to guide his team to victory.

Kent elected to field first, having won the toss, and made a bright start as the Hawks found themselves 15/1 after four overs.

Vince and young Tom Prest then began to push the Hawks’ innings on with a 128-run partnership which only ended with the latter departing on 52.

The captain went on to make his century in the 18th over before he was caught on a score of exactly 100 from 54 balls. His innings included nine fours and five maximums.

Some late hitting from Joe Weatherley (26 from 14) and Ross Whiteley (23 from 6) pushed the Hawks total up to 221/3 – the third highest Hampshire total in a T20 match.

The visitors never looked like chasing the total down and, after all five Hawks’ bowlers took wickets, fell 54 runs short from their 20 overs.


The best way to watch the Hampshire squad in action in 2023 is with a Hampshire Cricket Membership.

Memberships for 2023 are now on sale, from £180 for a standard membership, whilst junior and young adult memberships start at £25.

A Hampshire Cricket Membership provides the chance to be part of the Hampshire family and incorporates a whole host of exciting benefits for 2023.

Members are at the heart of everything that happens at Hampshire Cricket and The Ageas Bowl, and the Club continuously look to improve the Membership offering.

Hampshire Cricket Membership

The T20 priority sale began on Wednesday 8th February where those who have registered will be able to access discounted Super Early Bird Vitality Blast tickets.

Register for priority access via the link below to jump the queue and gain immediate access to the best-priced tickets.

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Tickets will then go on general sale for all of the Hawks’ 2023 fixtures on Tuesday 21st February.

If you know you don't want to miss a moment of Hawks action this summer then you can get your hands on a Vitality Blast Passport, which grants you access to all seven of the Hawks’ Vitality Blast home fixtures and is currently available at the best rate, just £99 and includes a free guest pass for a friend or family member to join for the opening T20 double-header.

Vitality Blast Passports are available now and can be purchased by following the link below but with a limited number of Super Early Bird + Guest Passports available we encourage you to move quickly.

Vitality Blast Passports

Hospitality packages for the Vitality Blast are on sale now, allowing fans to enjoy this summer’s T20 action at The Ageas Bowl in luxury in 2023.

For more information or to purchase a hospitality package follow the link below.

Vitality Blast Hospitality

To get all the T20 and Hampshire Hawks-related news and information (such as ticket offers, kit launches and more) straight to your inbox, register your interest in Vitality Blast via the link below.

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