First Team

Kyle Abbott

Kyle Abbott

All-Rounder
Squad Number: 87
DOB: 18.06.87
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Bowler
Debut: April 2014 v Gloucestershire
Best Performance: 7-41 v Yorkshire (April, 2017)
Kyle was born in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and has represented South Africa in all three formats at International level. In January 2017 it was announced that Abbott had re-signed for Hampshire on a four-year deal, and made a lasting impact, taking 60 first-class wickets, being named in the PCA Team of the Year and scooping three awards at the Awards Dinner.
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Jimmy Adams

Jimmy Adams

Batsman
Squad Number: 4
DOB: 23.09.80
Player Style: Left Hand Bat, Left Arm Bowler
Debut: April 2001 v Somerset
Best Performance: 262* v Nottinghamshire (July, 2006)
Jimmy was born in Winchester and played for Hampshire’s junior sides and England Under 19s before signing for the county. In 2015, Adams gave up the captaincy to focus on his batting and two years later, he surpassed 12,500 first-class runs for the county.
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Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi

All-Rounder
Squad Number: 00
DOB: 01.03.80
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Bowler
Debut: June 2011 v Essex
Best Performance: 101 v Derbyshire (August, 2017)
There is no doubt that Shahid Afridi is one of the biggest names in world cricket. The Pakistan all-rounder, nicknamed 'Boom Boom' represented Hampshire in both the 2016 and 2017 NatWest T20 Blast campaigns. Afridi has amassed almost 4,000 T20 runs and taken just short of 300 wickets, smashing his maiden century for Hampshire against Derbyshire in 2017.
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Tom Alsop

Tom Alsop

Batsman
Squad Number: 9
DOB: 27.11.95
Player Style: Left Hand Bat
Debut: May 2014 v Cardiff MCCU
Best Performance: 117 v Surrey (September, 2016)
A product of Hampshire’s impressive youth system, Alsop made his England U19s debut in 2015 – hitting a half-century against Australia U19s at Chester-Le-Street. The left-hander has scored over 1,000 first-class and limited overs runs in his short career and has previously played for England Lions, and will be hoping to be a constant in the side in the 2018 season.
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George Bailey

George Bailey

Batsman
Squad Number: 10
DOB: 07.09.82
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Medium
Debut: May 2010 v Scotland
Best Performance: 161 v Surrey (July, 2017)
Formerly Australia's T20 and ODI skipper, Bailey was part of the 2013-14 Ashes-winning squad. The Tasmanian-born batsman wasted no time in introducing himself at Hampshire in 2013, hitting 93 on his first-class debut. He returned to Hampshire on a two-year deal ahead of the 2017 season, and led side to Division One survival in the Specsavers County Championship.
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Gareth Berg

Gareth Berg

All-Rounder
Squad Number: 13
DOB: 18.01.81
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Bowler
Debut: March 2015 v Northamptonshire
Best Performance: 6-56 v Yorkshire (September, 2016)
Gareth is a right-hand batsman and right-arm pace bowler. Known by his team-mates as ‘Ice’, Berg signed for Hampshire in 2015 and enjoyed a hugely impressive first season with both the ball and the bat, contributing in all formats, winning both the Fans' and Players' Player of the Year awards. He signed a new contract extension in 2017, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2018 season.
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Mason Crane

Mason Crane

Bowler
Squad Number: 32
DOB: 18.02.97
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Bowler
Debut: July 2015 v Surrey
Best Performance: 5-35 v Warwickshire (Aug, 2015)
Mason Crane, a promising young leg-spin bowler, is a product of Hampshire’s impressive youth system, and is regarded as one of the most exciting spin bowling prospects. Mason made his Hampshire debut against Surrey as an 18 year old and was the first overseas player to play Sheffield Shield cricket since 1984/85 before making his England IT20 debut in 2017 before being named in the Ashes squad.
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Liam Dawson

Liam Dawson

All-Rounder
Squad Number: 8
DOB: 01.03.90
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Left Arm Bowler
Debut: August 2007 v Northamptonshire
Best Performance: 169 v Somerset (May, 2011)
One of Hampshire's most versatile players, 'Daws' scored his maiden first-class century at the age of 18 and has since risen through the international ranks, from England U-19 captaincy in 2007 to making T20I and ODI debuts in 2016. He then represented his country in Test matches against India and South Africa, but has been hugely important for Hampshire in the middle-order.
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Fidel Edwards

Fidel Edwards

Bowler
Squad Number: 82
DOB: 06.02.82
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Bowler
Debut: May 2015 v Dorset
Best Performance: 6-88 v Nottinghamshire (September, 2015)
Born in Barbados, Fidel has represented the West Indies in all three international formats. Known for his express pace, Edwards has taken 350 first-class wickets in his career and 165 test scalps. Edwards suffered a broken leg which ruled him out for the entirety of the 2016 campaign, but he returned strong in 2017, helping Hampshire retain their Division One status in the County Championship.
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Sean Ervine

Sean Ervine

All-Rounder
Squad Number: 7
DOB: 06.12.82
Player Style: Left Hand Bat, Right Arm Bowler
Debut: April 2005 v Gloucestershire
Best Performance: 237* v Somerset (May, 2010)
“Slug” was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, and represented his country in five Tests and 42 limited overs matches including the first ever international at the Ageas Bowl. Ervine has enjoyed a stellar career on the South Coast, scoring almost 9,000 first class-runs and during the 2014 season, Ervine became the first Hampshire player to make 100 T20 appearances for the Club.
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Asher Hart

Asher Hart

All-Rounder
Squad Number: 28
DOB: 30.03.97
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Medium
Debut: April 2017 v Cardiff MCCU
Best Performance: 3-17 v Cardiff MCCU (April, 2017)
Asher Hart is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium bowler.

Hart, who had previously been on Durham’s books having represented their Academy and Second XI sides throughout 2016, joined Hampshire at the end of last season ahead of the 2017 campaign, making his debut against Cardiff MCCU in April.
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Ian Holland

Ian Holland

All-Rounder
Squad Number: 22
DOB: 03.10.90
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Right Hand Bowler
Debut: June 2017 v Warwickshire
Best Performance: 58* vs Surrey (July, 2017)
Ian was born in Wisconsin, USA but emigrated to Australia before playing for Victoria. He then moved to England to play club cricket for Northern Premier League side Fleetwood CC before signing for the county.

In 2017, Holland broke through to the Hampshire first-team, recording figures of 4-16 in just his second Specsavers County Championship match against Somerset at the Ageas Bowl.
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Lewis McManus

Lewis McManus

Wicketkeeper-Batsman
Squad Number: 18
DOB: 09.10.94
Player Style: Right Hand Bat
Debut: May 2014 v Cardiff MCCU
Best Performance: 132* v Surrey (July 2016)
Lewis is a product of Hampshire's highly successful youth system, he first made waves as part of the County's Under 17 ECB 50-Over Cup winning side in 2011. At the end of the 2015 season, McManus was awarded with a new two-year contract, before making his breakthrough season in 2016, hitting 132* in the County Championship against Surrey. McManus was rewarded with a new three-year contract extension in 2016.
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Rilee Rossouw

Rilee Rossouw

Batsman
Squad Number: 30
DOB: 09.10.89
Player Style: Left Hand Bat
Debut: April 2017 v Yorkshire
Best Performance: 156 v Somerset (May, 2017)
Born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, Rilee has represented his country in 51 limited-overs matches since making his debut in 2014. In January 2017 it was announced that Rossouw had signed for Hampshire on a three-year deal, and made a promising start, hitting 156 against Somerset in the Royal London One-Day Cup, but his season was cut short after suffering a fractured hand in August.
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Ryan Stevenson

Ryan Stevenson

Bowler
Squad Number: 47
DOB: 02.04.92
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Bowler
Debut: September 2015 v Durham
Best Performance: 2-40 v Surrey (June, 2016)
Ryan, who was born in Torquay, caught the eye of Giles White while playing a minor counties match for Devon. He immediately impressed and initially signed a deal until the end of the 2015 season. Ryan went on to feature in the last two matches of the 2015 campaign but has struggled with injury, making one first-class appearance in the 2017 season.
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Brad Taylor

Brad Taylor

Bowler
Squad Number: 93
DOB: 14.03.97
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Bowler
Debut: August 2013 v Bangladesh A
Best Performance: 4-64 v Lancashire (August, 2013)
Brad hit the headlines in 2013 at the age of 16 when he became the youngest player in 135 years to appear for the Hampshire First Team.

At the end of the 2014 season, Brad was awarded with a development contract for the 2015 season and has since gone on to make his debut with the first-team in all three formats as well as featuring for England U19s.
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Reece Topley

Reece Topley

Bowler
Squad Number: 6
DOB: 21.02.94
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Left Arm Bowler
Debut: April 2016 v Warwickshire
Best Performance: 4-68 v Middlesex (May, 2017)
Reece, born in Ipswich, signed for Hampshire in 2015. The left-arm bowler, who is known for his limited overs ability, made his England debut in August 2015, and has featured in both England's IT20 and 50-over sides. Topley has had an injury hit career with Hampshire, playing just 14 matches throughout the 2017 season in all competitions, claiming 18 wickets in that time.
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James Vince

James Vince

Batsman & Club Captain
Squad Number: 14
DOB: 14.03.91
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Bowler
Debut: May 2009 v Loughborough MCCU
Best Performance: 240 v Essex (June, 2014)
Raised in Wiltshire, James played for Hampshire’s junior sides and after cementing his place in the Hampshire side, the Club awarded Vince the T20 captaincy ahead of the 2014 season. He has gone to make his international debut with England in both the Test and T20 format, and was selected ahead of the 2017 Ashes series in Australia.
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Joe Weatherley

Joe Weatherley

Batsman
Squad Number: 5
DOB: 19.01.97
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Bowler
Debut: v Cardiff MCCU (April 2016)
Best Performance: 83 v Cardiff MCCU (April, 2016)
Born in Winchester, Joe is a product of Hampshire's hugely successful youth system, having represented the county from a young age. Joe signed a development contract with Hampshire and made nine appearances for the first team in 2016. The batsman joined Kent on loan for the 2017 season before signing a contract extension with the county, keeping him at the Ageas Bowl until 2019.
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Brad Wheal

Brad Wheal

Bowler
Squad Number: 58
DOB: 26.08.96
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Bowler
Debut: May 2015 v Middlesex
Best Performance: 6/51 v Nottinghamshire (August, 2016)
Brad was born in Durban, South Africa but holds a British passport and has recently moved to England, having been spotted by Dale Benkenstein, formerly Hampshire's head coach. Blessed with natural pace, the 21-year-old was offered a development contract for the 2015 season, and has taken 45 first-class wickets and representing Scotland in international cricket.
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Chris Wood

Chris Wood

All-Rounder
Squad Number: 25
DOB: 27.06.90
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Left Arm Bowler
Debut: April 2009 v Glamorgan
Best Performance: 5-22 v Glamorgan (August, 2012)
Chris Wood is a left-arm seamer that has focused on the limited-overs formats due to recurring injuries in his career. He proved his limited overs prowess in 2015, topping the club's T20 averages whilst also claiming 10 wickets in the 50-over competition. Wood has been frustrated by injury ever since, but has taken almost 200 limited scalps in his career.
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