Vitality Blast Countdown: Ellis Lights Up Quarter-Final

Australian bowler Nathan Ellis recorded sensational figures of 3-4 in last year’s Vitality Blast quarter-final against Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston

2022 Vitality Blast champions Hampshire Hawks begin their 2023 T20 campaign at Taunton against Somerset on Wednesday 24th May.

We are counting down the days until the Hawks’ title defence begins and today marks 72 days until then. Australian bowler Nathan Ellis wears the number 72 shirt and one of his finest performances in last year’s competition came in the quarter-final, as he took figures of 3-4 against Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston.

Having won the toss, James Vince elected to bat first. He and Ben McDermott put on a 93-run opening stand with the latter top scoring for the Hawks with a score of 61. Joe Weatherley also added 47 runs as they set a score of 186/6.

That meant that the hosts came in knowing a score of 187 would see them progress to Finals Day.

However, the Hawks bowling attack quickly took charge, bowling the hosts out for just 82 in the 14th over. Brad Wheal and James Fuller took figures of 2-9 and 4-17 respectively, while Nathan Ellis took three wickets at the cost of just four runs.

Ellis bowled just nine balls – eight of which were dot balls – and took the final two Bears’ wickets to seal the deal for Hampshire Hawks.

Following record-breaking demand for Vitality Blast Passports – more Passports already sold for 2023 than any other year – Super Early Bird + Guest Passports sold out in February. Seven-match passes are still available at the best price, just £99, minus the free guest pass.

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Further discounts on tickets are available to those planning to attend Vitality Blast at The Ageas Bowl in a group of six or more.

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