Match Preview: Birmingham Bears v Hampshire Hawks, Vitality Blast Quarter-Final

A 15-player squad has been named for the Hawks’ Vitality Blast Quarter-Final tie against Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston

Birmingham Bears v Hawks
Vitality Blast Quarter-Final
Thursday 7th July (6:30pm Start)

Hampshire Hawks’ will look to book their place at Finals Day as they take on Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston in the Vitality Blast Quarter-Finals on Thursday.

The Bears finished top of the North Group but will be hoping to bounce back from defeat in their final group match against Lancashire Lightning.

Meanwhile, the Hawks qualified for the knockout stages with a fourth-place finish in the South Group and have won their previous four – and nine of their last ten – matches in the Vitality Blast.

Hampshire Squad

The Hawks have named an unchanged 15-player squad from the side’s final group match against ‘el clasicoast’ rivals Sussex Sharks.

James Vince – the competition’s top run scorer (622) – added 65 to his tally at Hove, while Ben McDermott also made 30.

Mason Crane, Brad Wheal and Chris Wood all took two wickets each, while James Fuller carried on his impressive form with both bat and ball (19* & 1-33).

Full Hampshire Squad

James Vince (14) Captain

Mason Crane (32)

Scott Currie (44)

Aneurin Donald (12)

Liam Dawson (8)

Nathan Ellis (72)

James Fuller (26)

Ian Holland (22)

Ben McDermott (28)

Tom Prest (24)

Joe Weatherley (5)

Brad Wheal (58)

Ross Whiteley (4)

Chris Wood (25)

Toby Albert (15)


Birmingham Bears

2022 Season In Numbers


Hampshire’s record in Vitality Blast v Birmingham Bears (Warwickshire)

P: 1, W: 1

Last meeting:

Read more about our only T20 meeting with Birmingham Bears (formerly known as Warwickshire) by clicking here.


Tickets for the Hawks’ Quarter-Final tie against the Bears on Thursday are available by clicking here.


Birmingham Bears will be live streaming the game and a link to this stream will be available in the free-to-download Hampshire Cricket App and at

Both the Hampshire Cricket App and will also host a live match centre with scorecard, statistics and insight available throughout the match.

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What's more, £5 from every replica shirt sold will be donated to the NHS - so you can show your support for the Hawks and raise vital funds for charity at the same time!

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