News in Brief – Saturday 23 September
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Welcome to your news in brief for Winchester and beyond for Saturday and Sunday 23/24 September
Hampshire Cricket has agreed for batsman Michael Carberry to join Leicestershire on a two year contract at the end of the 2017 season.
The 35-year-old joined Leicestershire on a loan deal for the remainder of the campaign at the end of August, and after featuring for Hampshire at NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day earlier this month, Carberry returned to Leicestershire where he is available for their remainder of the season, before beginning his two-year deal with the side.
Hampshire Director of Cricket is Giles White: “Michael has been an outstanding professional for Hampshire over a number of years. He has been an integral part of many successful campaigns and has always been a very popular figure at the Club. We all wish him well with the exciting challenge at Leicestershire and look forward to seeing him back in the future.”
The top-order batsman amassed a total of more than 16,849 runs in 369 matches for Hampshire across all formats, with more than 10,000 of these coming in first-class cricket at an average of 42.64.
He also represented England in all three formats, including six Test matches, six ODIs and one T20I.
In sport, Hampshire’s cricketers lost in the most dramatic fashion in their four-day County Championship match in Southampton against Champions Essex. The visitors turned the match around, despite initially being forced to follow-on. The hosts fell apart in their second innings, being bowled out for 76 and losing by 108 runs. Sam Cook took 5 for 18. Essex 76 and 362 – Hampshire 254 and 76.
PL Southampton v Manchester United
NL Hartlepool v Eastleigh
SLW Winchester City v Mangotsfield Utd
FA Vase Newport (IoW) v Alresford Town
Radio – Today Keri Jones is off to San Marino for the Great Destinations Radio Show at 1pm (repeated at 8pm)
Radio – Sunday Make sure you join Chrissie Pollard between 10am and 1pm for some great music and ideas of things to do.
Weather today There should be plenty of sunshine around again for Saturday – and a high of 18