August 12, 2003

Vaas makes Championship debut against Derbyshire

Chaminda Vaas is set to make his Frizzell Championship debut against Derbyshire at The Rose bowl on Tuesday. The Sri Lankan left arm bowler has impressed in the three National League matches he has played in, but has hist first taste of the 4 day game to come.

Nic Pothas faces a late fitness test, and a decision will be made on this on Tuesday morning. Iain Brunnschweiler will stand bye. Jimmy Adams who suffered concussion in the last Championship match at The Rose Bowl is awaiting a specialist clearance before a decision is made.

Hampshire chose from 14: Derek Kenway, Jimmy Adams, Simon Katich, John Crawley (captain), John Francis, Nic Pothas or Iain Brunnschweiler, James Hamblin, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Shaun Udal, Chaminda Vaas, Chris Tremlett, Alan Mullally, James Bruce