Visitor Guide: Hampshire v Northamptonshire Steelbacks, Royal London Cup

All you need to know about Hampshire's home Royal London Cup fixture at Newclose County Cricket Ground, Isle of Wight

Hampshire v Northamptonshire Steelbacks

Royal London Cup (50-Overs)

Newclose County Cricket Ground, Isle of Wight

Tuesday 9th August

Gates Open: 10am

Match Starts: 11am | Estimated Finish: 6pm


Hampshire's Royal London Cup match at Newclose is now sold out to non-members.

Hampshire Cricket and Newclose Members are still able to attend by displaying their relevant Membership Card or valid guest voucher on arrival at the ground. Members can redeem guest vouchers at the Ticket Tent located at Entrance 1 which will be open from 9:30am on Tuesday 9th August.

Travel & Parking

Please plan your journey carefully and well in advance to avoid delays to your journey on Tuesday 9th August.

Travel by ferry:

Travellers from the mainland will be required to travel to Newclose via ferry. Passenger and car ferries are available to book from Southampton*, Portsmouth and Lymington.

*Please be aware, staff at Red Funnel (from Southampton) are taking industrial action on this day and a revised timetable will be in place.

Travel by bus (on Isle of Wight):

Foot passengers can get the numbers 2 and 3 Southern Vectis buses to get to Newclose via the Newport bus station.

Plan your journey on the Island Buses website via the link below.

Isle of Wight Buses

Travel by car:

Those travelling by car from the mainland will need to book ferry travel for their vehicle. Please see 'Travel by ferry' section above for more information.

A limited number of on-site car parking spaces at Newclose are available to purchase for those travelling by car.

All on-site car parking will be located on grass, so please be aware that surfaces may be wet or muddy if there is adverse weather ahead of the matchday.

Pay on the day car parking will be available - subject to availability - and once the on site car parks are full, supporters will be directed to park in one of the pay & display car parks in Newport. The ground is a 25-minute walk or short bus ride from there.

Season-long car parking pass holders, disabled guests and hospitality guests will be parked on site.

Season-long car parking passes will be valid to park at Newclose on a first come, first served basis. Members with a seasonal car parking pass were asked to register a car parking space before 1st August.

Members park & ride:

The Members park & ride service which includes all transport (incl. shuttle and ferry) from The Ageas Bowl to Newclose Cricket Ground, plus return journey to The Ageas Bowl after the fixture is sold out.

Members who have pre-booked this park & ride service will need to arrive at The Ageas Bowl by 6:45am on Tuesday 9th August ahead of buses leaving shortly after.

Full travel info:

To find out more information about travel to Newclose for the Royal London Cup fixture on Tuesday 9th August, follow the link below.

Full Travel & Parking Information

Entry, Opening & Closing Times | General Information

On-site car parks will open from 9:30am, ahead of gates opening at 10am.

Hampshire v Northamptonshire Steelbacks is set to commence at 11am and scheduled to finish at 6pm.

On the day ticket sales will be available at the Ticketing Tent located at Entrance 1, which will be open from 9:30am until 4pm.

Hampshire Cricket Members and pre-booked ticket holders can access the venue via Entrances 1, 2 and 3.

Take a look at the venue map via the link below to familiarise yourself with the venue's Entrances and other on-site amenities.

Newclose Map

Members can scan their Membership cards to gain access, whilst Members' guests and ticket holders should scan their printed ticket or e-ticket to gain access.

There is limited seating available for spectators to use at the venue. We recommend attendees should take camping chairs, picnic blankets or other seating options.

Newclose's pavilion is closed to spectators for this fixture other than to gain access to the accessible toilet facility.

The weather is expected to be sunny and hot. Please ensure you bring plenty of water, a hat and sun cream for sun protection.

Prohibited Items include - Glass, Musical Instruments, Flares, Laser Devices, Air Horns, Fireworks, Weapons, Whistles

Ground Regulations

Matchday App

The free-to-download Hampshire Cricket App is the ultimate matchday tool for all of Hampshire's fixtures, with attendees able to access the ground using just their device courtesy of the App's digital ticketing wallet, forward tickets to those they're attending with, find their seat and in-ground amenities at The Ageas Bowl using an interactive wayfinding map, follow live match coverage on their device and even have their say by voting on the player of the match!

The App is free to download on both Apple and Android and you can do so by following the links below. There are also guides outlining how to access and forward tickets on the App available below.

iOS Download
Android Download
Accessing App Tickets
Forwarding App Tickets

Food & Drink

Concession units will be available at Newclose County Cricket Ground on Tuesday 9th August.

Enjoy hog roast, ice cream, burgers, wraps & baps at Newclose. Food will be served from gates opening at 10am and will cater for vegetarian and vegan dietary requirements.

A water tap will be available for spectators to fill water bottles on the car park side of the pavilion.

Bars will be open and located around the ground. Alcohol will be served from 11am until 30 minutes after the close of play.

The venue operates a strict ‘Challenge 25’ alcohol policy and as such anyone deemed to look Under 25 will be asked to provide photographic proof of their age, prior to being served alcohol.

Spectators can bring in small picnics of food, soft drinks and a maximum of four cans of beer or equivalent, or 70cl of wine can be brought into the ground for Hampshire's home Royal London Cup fixtures.

Please note, no glass can be taken into Newclose, therefore please decant wine and/or other food & drink stored within glass.


Newclose County Cricket Ground will be selling a Newclose Cricket Programme with a matchday scorecard on the day for £5.

Hampshire Cricket will also be selling a range of merchandise on the day at the on-site retail gazebo.

Ahead of your trip to Newclose, why not get your hands on Hampshire's 2022 Royal London Cup kit or browse the range of supporter wear and accessories available on The Ageas Bowl online store via the link below.

Online Store


Click here to view the latest forecast for Newport.

Please note, a level 3 heat wave warning has been issued by Isle of Wight Council, and therefore we strongly encourage spectators to bring plenty of water, a hat and sun cream.

Umbrellas are permitted within the ground.

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