Match Preview: Hampshire Hawks v Sussex Sharks, Vitality Blast

A 14-player squad has been named as the Hawks' take on Sussex in the first 'el clasicoast' of the 2023 Vitality Blast

Hawks v Sussex Sharks
Vitality Blast
Saturday 3rd June (7pm Start)
The Ageas Bowl

Sussex are the next visitors to The Ageas Bowl in the first 'el clasicoast' of the season.

In this fixture last season, Hampshire were victorious by 22 runs with James Vince and Ben McDermott hitting a monsterous 124 run opening partnership.

The Hawks were successful in both 'el clasicoast' fixtures in 2022, winning at Hove by five wickets.

Hampshire Squad

An unchanged 14-player squad has been named for the Hawks’ Vitality Blast clash with Sussex.

Captain James Vince followed up becoming the Vitality Blast's highest ever run scorer after his 88* on Wednesday night against Surrey with a magnificent 103 against Essex on Friday night.

Liam Dawson comes into the fixture in great form having taken six wickets in his last two matches.

Full Hampshire Squad

James Vince (14) Captain

Toby Albert (15)

Mason Crane (32)

Scott Currie (44)

Liam Dawson (8)

Nathan Ellis (72)

James Fuller (26)

Ben McDermott (28)

Tom Prest (24)

John Turner (6)

Joe Weatherley (5)

Ross Whiteley (4)

Chris Wood (25)

Aneurin Donald (12)


2022 Season In Numbers


Hampshire’s record in Vitality Blast v Sussex

P: 33, W: 18, L: 14, NR: 6

Last 5 meetings:


Tickets for Hampshire Hawks v Sussex Sharks are available via the link below, while they’ll also be available on the gate on Saturday.

Gates open prior to the match at 5.30pm.

Click here to buy tickets.

To access match tickets bought online and get into The Ageas Bowl on Saturday, fans will need to have downloaded the free Hampshire Cricket App.

Information on how to download the App and access match tickets – as well as how to forward them onto family and friends – can be found in our Visitor Guide, available via the link below.

Vistitor Guide

For information on what to expect at The Ageas Bowl during Saturday’s match please check out our Visitor Guide, available below.

Click here to view our Visitor Guide.


The match will be shown live on Sky so there will be no live stream available, however both the Hampshire Cricket App and will host a live match centre with scorecard, statistics and insight available throughout the match.

Weather Forecast

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