Previously known as Hampshire Cricket in the Community, the Hampshire Cricket Foundation is the aligned charity to Hampshire Cricket and The Ageas Bowl.
The Hampshire Cricket Foundation will Change Lives and Save Lives by becoming the Heartbeat of our Community and by helping to make every cricket club, the heartbeat of its community.Our Vision
Since June 2020, the Foundation's primary aim has been to raise funds for the NHS.
This fundraising has been split into two key initiatives:
Over £50,000 has so far been raised for Southampton Hospitals Charity, with all funds going directly towards the building of a new Rehabilitation Space in the University Hospital Southampton's General Intensive Care Unit. This new Rehabilitation Space will help to enhance the care, experience and outcomes for thousands of patients at the facility.
In December 2020 the Foundation launched a new ground-breaking programme, in collaboration with the NHS, to provide portable defibrillators to cricket clubs across Hampshire. The goal is to supply 40 portable automated external defibrillator units to local clubs, with each unit being designed to facilitate immediate treatment on any individual suffering a cardiac arrest, potentially saving the life of anyone suffering from a cardiac arrest in the vicinity.
All fundraising activity undertaken by the Hampshire Cricket Foundation in 2021 will continue to work towards achieving the above two initiatives, including the Charity T20 Double-header Day on Saturday 28th August.
Hampshire Cricket Foundation is a registered charity (Charity No. 1152024)
For more details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023 8047 2002 and ask for Hampshire Cricket Foundation.
Ageas Bowl on Foot
If walking to the Ageas Bowl, please make your way along Botley Road until you reach Marshall Drive and the giant set of cricket stumps.
Please then walk up Marshall Drive and head straight over the roundabout.
Ageas Bowl by Bus/Train
Hedge End train station is less than 2 miles away, approximately a 35 minute walk from the Ageas Bowl.
If you don’t fancy walking or jumping in a taxi from the station you can catch the First Bus No. 8 (see below). Hedge End station is located on the Portsmouth Solent Line.
Southampton Airport Parkway station is approximately 3.5 miles from the Ageas Bowl and services the Waterloo to Weymouth South West Main Line.
The Xelabus X4 then services the Ageas Bowl from the train station (see below).
For all National Rail Enquiries please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 03457 484 950.
First Bus No. 8 service connects the Ageas Bowl with Hedge End train station, Southampton Civic Centre or Southampton City Centre.
To view a timetable for this service, please visit www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/hampshire or telephone 08712 002 233.
The Xelabus X4 service links Southampton Airport Parkway station with the Ageas Bowl.
The bus stop can be found directly outside the entrance to the station building on platform 1 and drops off at Moorgreen Hospital Bus Stop on Botley Road.
For more information please visit www.xelabus.info or telephone 02380 644715.
Ageas Bowl by Road
The Ageas Bowl is just 1.2 miles from the M27, Junction 7. When exiting the motorway please follow signs for the Ageas Bowl.
The Ageas Bowl offers complimentary parking for community visitors.
Ageas Bowl on Bike
The Ageas Bowl provides a free bicycle storage facility. This is located opposite the East Gate, near the Hampshire Wellbeing Centre.
Ageas Bowl from Abroad
Southampton Airport is the closest airport to the Ageas Bowl, situated just 3.5 miles away. Upon arrival you can take the short trip on the First Bus No. 8 or catch a taxi.
Gatwick Airport is situated 90 miles from the Ageas Bowl and the closest airport for long haul flights. Once landed there are a number of ways to travel to the venue, please visit www.gatwickairport.com/to-and-from for more information.