2022 Royal London Cup: A Look Ahead

Following the announcement of the Hampshire's Royal London Cup matches for the 2022 season, we've taken a look ahead to this summer's matches with a review of some previous meetings with our upcoming opponents

The full schedule for this seasons Royal London Cup was released on Thursday, with the Final once again being hosted at Trent Bridge, on 17th September. Eight group games are up first of Hampshire and we've taken a look here at some memorable matches against this season’s group opponents.

Memberships are on sale now - with Early Bird discounts available until 6th February - while individual match tickets for the Royal London Cup go on general sale on March 8th with hospitality on priority sale now.

v Worcestershire: Friday 5th August (H)

Worcestershire do not have a happy record at The Ageas Bowl in recent memory, while their most recent visit in 2021 saw a convincing six wicket win for Hampshire.

Captain Kyle Abbott and fellow South African born fast bowler John Turner ripped through the Pears batting line up, taking 5/43 and 3/44 respectively with the visitors bowled out for only 176 in 39 overs.

Hampshire cruised to victory in reply, with Nick Gubbins and Tom Alsop both notching half-centuries. Lewis McManus finished the job with a six off the only ball he faced.

v Kent: Sunday 7th August (A)

These two sides have a big history in the One Day competition, Hampshire got the better of Kent at Lord's in the 2018 Final. That day saw Rilee Rossouw - who scored a magnificent 125 - well supported by Tom Alsop as the pair put on a 136-run opening stand.

The opening fixture of the 2019 competition saw the two teams face off again but this time at Canterbury with Hampshire once again coming out victorious by a margin of 90 runs. Former Kent man Sam Northeast was man of the match for Hampshire thanks to his 105 from 95 balls.  

Hampshire dominated the fixture in 2021, as Beckenham played host to a rain reduced match. Batting first, Kent could only muster 105 with Ian Holland tearing through the Kent middle order with 4-12 from his five overs.

Holland then saw his side home with a quickfire 30 off 21 balls which included two boundaries and a six.

v Northamptonshire: Tuesday 9th August (H)

To find the last match between these two teams you have to look all the way back to 2014, with Northamptonshire travelling to The Ageas Bowl. The match ended with a no result because of rain, but Will Smith and Sean Terry both scored 50 as Hampshire were bowled out for 249.

v Derbyshire: Friday 12th August (A)

Similarly to Northamptonshire, 2014 was the last meeting between Hampshire and Derbyshire with Hampshire travelling to Derby. The home side batted first and scored a massive 340 from their 50 overs, thanks to twin centuries from Wes Durston and Wayne Madsen.

Hampshire could only manage 204 in reply despite a valiant half century from Michael Carberry.

v Lancashire: Sunday 14th August (H)

Lancashire visited The Ageas Bowl for 2019’s Royal London Cup semi-final, with the away side batting first. The visitors were dismissed for 241 thanks to Gareth Berg’s exceptional five wicket haul and Mason Crane taking three important wickets.

Captain James Vince and Rilee Rossouw helped Hampshire over the line, with scores of 79 and 85 respectively. Hampshire got home with six balls to spare, booking their place in consecutive Lord's finals’.

The two teams once again clashed in 2021, but with Lancashire coming out on top on this occasion. Hampshire were dismissed for 162, and with rain having an effect on the result, Lancashire were declared winners by 51 runs on Duckworth Lewis.

v Glamorgan: Friday 19th August (A)

Once again looking back to 2019, Glamorgan visited The Ageas Bowl in the middle of April. The Glamorgan batting line up recovered well from a shaky start to score 292.

However it wasn’t enough as Hampshire, lead by a quite exceptional 130 from Tom Alsop, chased the target down with eight overs to spare.

v Essex: Sunday 21st August (H)

Hampshire’s last win against Essex in the Royal London Cup was back in 2018, at The Ageas Bowl. Hampshire chasing 304 in 47 overs, with Rilee Rossouw leading the way with a magical century.

The past two meetings between the sides have both gone Essex’s way. Despite Rossouw's 93 in 2019, Essex were winners by 111 runs.

In 2021, Hampshire had four List A debutants, Tom Prest, Tom Scriven, John Turner and Scott Currie. Despite the lack of experience in the side Hampshire put up a good fight but eventually Essex secured victory by three wickets.

v Yorkshire: Tuesday 23rd August (A)

The most recent Royal London Cup fixture against Yorkshire will live long in memories of all Hampshire fans. It saw one of the best white-ball innings seen at The Ageas Bowl. Captain James Vince smashing a somehow elegant yet destructive 171 from 126 balls, taking his team to the Final at Lord's which Hampshire went on to win.

Liam Dawson also showed his class that day, taking four wickets from his allotted ten overs. Hampshire were 107 run winners with James Vince being named Man Of The Match.

Hampshire Cricket Membership

Catch all four home 2022 Royal London Cup matches at the Ageas Bowl with a Hampshire Cricket Membership.

2022 Members also receive access to an exclusive allocation of tickets for this summer’s otherwise sold-out Vitality IT20s at The Ageas Bowl with England facing both India and South Africa at the venue this summer, alongside a whole host of other exciting benefits.

Hampshire Cricket Membership

Royal London Cup Hospitality

Hospitality packages for all of Hampshire's Royal London Cup matches are on priority sale which can be accessed by registering via the below link.

Royal London Cup Hospitality Priority Access

You can enjoy the Royal London Cup action from the comfort of your very own bedroom at Hilton at The Ageas Bowl with pitch-facing rooms available for all seven Vitality Blast matches in 2022. Email at reservations@hiltonageasbowl.com to book.

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