Southern Daily Echo – HAMPSHIRE are aiming to repeat their 2010 and 2012 heroics after their worst-ever start to a T20 campaign.
- For the first time since the format was introduced in 2003, Hampshire have started a T20 competition with three successive defeats.
- Hampshire’s start is already worse than in 2012, when they suffered back-to-back defeats following the abandonment of their first match.
- Hampshire will also take encouragement from their inaugural T20 triumph in 2010, when they lost five of their first nine group games but won their last three to sneak into the quarter-finals in the final round of matches.
- Liam Dawson (75 not out), Tom Alsop (41) and Lewis McManus (38) made Hampshire’s first individual scores above 30 in this year’s competition as James Vince’s side managed 207-6 in reply to Kent’s 210-4 last week – the county’s fifth-highest T20 total and their highest batting second.
- “We haven’t had the ideal start but it’s a long competition and these back-to-back games are a chance to turn things around.”