Hampshire All Star XI Revealed For Charity T20 Double-Header Day

A Hampshire All Star XI - of former Hampshire stars, current players and special guests - faces the Lashings World XI in a T20 exhibition this weekend

Hampshire Cricket’s All Star XI - who will face the star-studded Lashings World XI to kick off this Saturday’s Charity T20 Double-Header Day – has been unveiled.

Former Club Captain Jimmy Adams, and highly-decorated all-rounder Sean Ervine were initially announced as part of Hampshire’s All Star XI, and joining the two Club icons will be former Hampshire players such as John Stephenson (Club Captain 1996 – 1997), swing bowler James Tomlinson (2002 – 2016), opening batsman Sean Morris (1992 – 1996), and left-arm spinner Darren Flint (1993 – 1995).

As well as former Hampshire stars, current players including John Turner and big-hitting all-rounder James Fuller will also feature, both of whom are fresh from Hampshire’s recent Royal London Cup campaign.

What’s more, top-order batsman Paul Prichard (Essex 1982 – 2001), and T20 death-bowling specialist Alfonso Thomas (Somerset 2008 – 2015, currently Hampshire Cricket’s Bowling Coach) will add strength to the Hampshire side as special guests.

Last week the Lashings World XI announced their squad for Saturday’s T20 exhibition (10:30am Start) against Hampshire’s All Star XI – a squad which includes former international stars such as England fast bowler Martin Bicknell, England big-hitter Owais Shah, four-time Ashes winner & England captain John Embury, 1992 England World Cup finalist Chris Lewis, South African T20 batter Richard Levi, as well as England Disability Cricket International and 2021 Love Island star Hugo Hammond.

Following last week’s Lashings World XI squad announcement, Yasir Arafat has since been replaced with former England pace bowler Devon Malcolm, as well as former England batsman and Sussex CCC captain Chris Adams.

The two sides – full of cricketing stars – go head-to-head on Saturday 28th August at The Ageas Bowl in a T20 exhibition starting at 10:30am as part of a Charity T20 Double-Header Day, which is followed by the Southern Vipers returning to Charlotte Edwards T20 Cup action against South East Stars at 2:30pm.

The matchday is part of an innovative new partnership with Hampshire Cricket Foundation becoming the official charity of Lashings World XI in 2021.

Tickets for the day are available to purchase at just £10 for Adults and £5 for U17s, with proceeds from the day going to the NHS and Southampton Hospitals Charity to help support the construction of a new rehabilitation space at University Hospital Southampton's General Intensive Care Unit.

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The Ageas Bowl-based Southern Vipers have thus far been in fine form in both this year’s Rachel Heyhoe Flint Trophy and Charlotte Edwards Cup campaigns, sitting top of their respective groups for both competitions. Take a look at some of their T20 highlights from the Charlotte Edwards Cup so far this year below.

The Vipers are will be eyeing up a spot at the competition's inaugural Finals Day, taking place at The Ageas Bowl on Sunday 5th September. Follow the link below to buy tickets or find out more about the Charlotte Edwards Cup Finals Day.

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The Charity Double-Header Day is part of Hampshire Cricket’s ongoing fundraising efforts for Southampton Hospitals Charity and the NHS with the Club raising over £50,000 in 2020.

An online auction is currently live – featuring a host of exclusive experiences, signed merchandise and more – with proceeds going to the NHS.

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