Taking the spirit of cricket to the heart of the community

Hampshire Cricket in the Community, the official charity of Hampshire Cricket, uses the power of sport, the world-class facilities at the Ageas Bowl and the Hampshire Cricket team to inspire people living in and around Hampshire to play cricket, engage in education and live well.

The charity was created in 2012 and has quickly established itself as a provider of high quality sports and education programmes for cricket clubs, schools and community groups. Our staff work with the cricketing community in Hampshire and bordering counties to raise funds and deliver projects which really make a difference.

 Hampshire Cricket in the Community is a registered charity (Charity No. 1152024)


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"Taking the spirit of cricket to the heart of the community"

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.