Headlines – Friday 3 August


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Headlines – here are the main headlines for Friday 3 August – (Hampshire Cricket image: Dave Vokes Photography)

Arrests – Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police have seen a shocking rise in the number of drivers arrested for drug and drink driving, compared to last year.

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Sport: Hampshire return to the Ageas Bowl this evening (Friday) as they take on Kent Spitfires in a must-win Vitality Blast South-Group clash.

An unchanged 15-man squad has been named for Friday’s encounter and James Vince’s side will be looking to turn good individual performances from Chris Wood, Liam Dawson and Vince against Somerset on Wednesday into a good team performance now back on home turf.

Wood sent wickets tumbling at Taunton, claiming his maiden T20 fivewicket haul with an excellent performance with the ball, whilst Liam Dawson, who record an 82-run partnership with Vince (74), batted brilliantly to record a career-high knock of 82.

Colin Munro makes his final appearance this week, as the New Zealander departs for the Caribbean Premier League following the fixture.

Kent Spitfires will be looking to get their Blast campaign up and running again after their last match was abandoned and the two previous contests also ended with no result – Sam Billings’ side’s last completed Blast match was their threerun final-ball victory against Hampshire three weeks ago.

Blast matches at The Ageas Bowl can be purchased online by clicking this link – over the phone 0844 847 1863, or by visiting the Ageas Bowl’s Ticketing & Membership Office via normal working hours.



Sunny and very warm – temperatures reaching 30C