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June 25, 2001
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.
The cricket world reacts to the passing away of Phillip Hughes
Likeable, hard-working and skilful, it was a matter of time before Phillip Hughes cemented his spot in the Australian Test team. Then, improbably and inconsolably, his time ran out
It is impossible to imagine how Sean Abbott must feel after sending down that bouncer to Phillip Hughes. While the cricket world hopes for Hughes' recovery, it should also ensure Abbott is supported
An early start to the international season, coupled with costly tickets, have kept the Australian public away from the cricket
The sickening blow that struck Phillip Hughes is a reminder of the ever-present dangers associated with facing fast bowlers, even while wearing a helmet
Pakistan have notched up some fine wins under Misbah-ul-Haq's leadership, but they haven't yet achieved consistent results outside the UAE
Going out to play cricket today would have been near enough to impossible. Even doing so next week in the nets and at the Gabba for the first Test will be difficult