June 25, 2001

Hampshire award trio of County Caps

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Trio of Caps

Neil Johnson the Zimbabwean all-rounder receives his cap after just 3 months with the side. He recently recovered from a shoulder injury, and the return to full bowling fitness has contributed to the success Hampshire has found of late.

Alex Morris the tall Yorkshireman has fought well through injury to command a regular place in the first team. His seam bowling has been an great asset to the side, and his batting at times can prove vital down the order, as was proved against Durham in the recent CricInfo Championship match.

Derek Kenway's season started badly when he was left out of the Hampshire party to their pre-season tour to South Africa. There were doubts mainly to his fitness levels. Instead of sulking, this likeable opening bat, who also acts as wicket-keeper in one day matches, has knuckled down to his game, and is now looked as as one of the brightest batting prospects around.

The trio were awarded their caps by David Robinson, Cricket Committee Chairman, with Club Chairman Rod Bransgrove and captain Robin Smith in attendance.