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August 15, 2003
Hampshire Hawks go into their vital National league Division Two match with Derbyshire Scorpions on Sunday, in the face of their devastating Championship defeat in just two days, with the voice of their Manager still ringing in their ears.
The Hawks could return to top spot with a victory and increase their promotion hopes. "We have to put Thursday behind us," commented Paul Terry, and really play out of skins if we are to achieve something from our season."
Robin Smith and Nic Pothas are both still troubled by their hamstring injuries so miss out again as Hampshire retain the eleven that won their match at Taunton last week with some panashe, with the inclusion of Will Kendall and James Bruce.
John Crawley who suffered back problems during the Championship match is expected to be fit to lead the side.
Team: James Hamblin, Simon Katich, Derek Kenway, John Crawley, John Francis, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Lawrence Prittipaul, Shaun Udal, Chaminda Vaas, Alan Mullally, Chris Tremlett, Will Kendall, James Bruce.
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Plays of the day from the CLT20 match between Dolphins and Lahore Lions in Bangalore
Plays of the day from Lahore Lions' last league match against Perth Scorchers
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