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September 30, 2013, 1:04 pm
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Hampshire have signed Matt Coles, Ruel Brathwaite and Will Smith

From today’s BBC website/Radio Solent:

Following the departures of Mascarenhas (retired) and Griffiths (to Kent), Hamza Riazuddin has retired from first-class cricket

Hampshire have awarded promising 22-year-old batsman Sean Terry a full contract for two seasons,

They have released Adam Rouse, Jack Sheppard, Michael Roberts and Jake George.

More signings? Giles White said: “An overseas player is probably the main position left at filling now and we will opt for a bowler and try and find the best one available.”

So five full contract and two development contract players are leaving and three new players plus one new full contract have arrived. No news yet about McKenzie or other development contracts for 2014.

PS: Additional news about Jake George – apparently he has decided to leave in order to go to University. Jimmy Adams did that a decade+ ago …

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With Tommo, Brathwaite, Coles, and ‘an overseas bowler’, opportunities for David Balcombe would appear to be scarce next year, especially since he is rarely considered for the one-dayers . . .

Comment by Bob Elliott

I believe Hampshire have secured a good player in Will Smith who has experience and will add to the batting middle order next season. To challenge for promotion they still need to strengthen in the bowling department and agree a quality overseas player is required.

Comment by brian

Now the retained list is known, how do we see the line-up for the first Championship game in April?

Assuming McKenzie won’t be back at the start, anyway, and the ‘overseas bowler’ would be, I would expect something like this:

‘Dale Steyn’

That only leaves Terry, Briggs, Brathwaite, Wood, and possibly Taylor, as potential ‘reserves’.

Comment by Bob Elliott

Also Balcombe. Two pressure points there I reckon. Will they play Bates as ‘keeper and omit Briggs and if they do, how sure is Ervine as one of four front-line bowlers?

Comment by pompeypop

Maybe Vince will take over the Ervine bowling duties . .

Yes, forgot Balcombe, as Hampshire seemed to towards the end this year . .

Comment by Bob Elliott

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