September 11, 2003

Francis ommitted from National League team for Lord's

Hampshire go into their vital National League match on Sunday at Lord's minus John Francis. Francis is ommitted with a culmination of his recent illness and the uncertainty over his future with the club.

The match against the Middlesex Crusaders is vital, anything less than defeat will ensure first division status for the Hawks. Defeat would leave them having to win at Derby the following weekend.

Chris Tremlett and James Hamblin are added to the squad, Tremlett who missed the match against Lancashire Lightning replaces James Tomlinson, Hamblin is in for Francis.

Team: Nic Pothas (wicket-keeper), Simon Katich, Derek Kenway, John Crawley (captain), Will Kendall, Lawrence Prittipaul, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Shaun Udal, Chaminda Vaas, Alan Mullally, James Hamblin and Chris Tremlett,