Changing Lives. Saving Lives.

Previously known as Hampshire Cricket in the Community, the Hampshire Cricket Foundation is the aligned charity to Hampshire Cricket and the Ageas Bowl.

It has a fresh new look but more importantly a specific new purpose to help deliver a Healthier Future for people in our community.

We will do this by raising funds to support 4 key objectives:

1. Defibrillators

Provide a life-saving public access defibrillator and training for each of the 160 affiliated cricket clubs in Hampshire

Cost - £320,000

2. Screening

Fund cardiac screening for every 14-year old club cricketer in Hampshire, each year for undiagnosed heart defects that can cause Sudden Cardiac Death

Fund a range of other cardio-vascular screening programmes at the Ageas Bowl and at Cricket Clubs across Hampshire

Cost - £70,000 p.a

3. Children's Healthy Heart Programme

Help reduce obesity in Primary School children by introducing a Healthy Heart programme into every Primary School in Hampshire

Cost - £50,000 p.a

4. Cardiac Rehabilitation

Offer 3,000 heart patients per year, a supervised exercise and rehabilitation programme to help them to a long-term recovery post discharge from their NHS treatment

Cost - £60,000 p.a

The Hampshire Cricket Foundation will Change Lives and Save Lives by becoming the Heartbeat of our Community and by helping to make every cricket club, the heartbeat of its community.

Hampshire Cricket Foundation is a registered charity (Charity No. 1152024)

For more details please contact community@ageasbowl.com or call 023 8047 2002 and ask for Hampshire Cricket Foundation.

Check out what's on at the Ageas Bowl on the Ageas Bowl Live calendar via the link below to see if there's any upcoming charity events supporting Hampshire Cricket Foundation.

What's On

Ageas Bowl on Foot

If walking to the Ageas Bowl, please make your way along Botley Road until you reach Marshall Drive and the giant set of cricket stumps.

Please then walk up Marshall Drive and head straight over the roundabout.

Ageas Bowl by Bus/Train

Hedge End train station is less than 2 miles away, approximately a 35 minute walk from the Ageas Bowl.

If you don’t fancy walking or jumping in a taxi from the station you can catch the First Bus No. 8 (see below). Hedge End station is located on the Portsmouth Solent Line.

Southampton Airport Parkway station is approximately 3.5 miles from the Ageas Bowl and services the Waterloo to Weymouth South West Main Line.

The Xelabus X4 then services the Ageas Bowl from the train station (see below).

For all National Rail Enquiries please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 03457 484 950.

First Bus No. 8 service connects the Ageas Bowl with Hedge End train station, Southampton Civic Centre or Southampton City Centre.

To view a timetable for this service, please visit www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/hampshire or telephone 08712 002 233.

The Xelabus X4 service links Southampton Airport Parkway station with the Ageas Bowl.

The bus stop can be found directly outside the entrance to the station building on platform 1 and drops off on Botley Road.

For more information please visit www.xelabus.info or telephone 02380 644715.

Ageas Bowl by Road

The Ageas Bowl is just 1.2 miles from the M27, Junction 7. When exiting the motorway please follow signs for the Ageas Bowl.

The Ageas Bowl offers complimentary parking for community visitors.

Ageas Bowl on Bike

The Ageas Bowl provides a free bicycle storage facility. This is located at the top of the hill (please pass the turnstiles on your left), between the West Gate and Matchday Ticket Office.

Ageas Bowl from Abroad

Southampton Airport is the closest airport to the Ageas Bowl, situated just 3.5 miles away. Upon arrival you can take the short trip on the First Bus No. 8 or catch a taxi.

Gatwick Airport is situated 90 miles from the Ageas Bowl and the closest airport for long haul flights. Once landed there are a number of ways to travel to the venue, please visit www.gatwickairport.com/to-and-from for more information.