November 7, 2001

International cricket comes to the Rose Bowl.

Hampshire's ambitions of staging International Cricket matches at The Rose Bowl has been given a boost.

England Under 19s will play India Under 19s in a four day Test Match at West End from Wednesday 7th August to Saturday 10th August.

Since the club first opened its new state of the art stadium, Rod Bransgrove the club's chairman has made representations to the ECB to stage International Cricket.

The staging of the Under 19s Test match is a first step, and in an open letter recently sent via the Clubs Newsletter, Rod Bransgrove, Chairman of Hampshire CCC stated "I think this will provide us with an opportunity to 'audition' for full International recognition. Let's show the ECB how Hampshire supporters can rally behind our National Teams and turn out in force to watch the Test stars of the future in action."

"It goes without saying that our progress with the development of the rose bowl this winter will also significantly affect the potential for Senior International Cricket at our stadium."