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Hampshire cricket club 'eager to play on the Isle of Wight'

Thu 5 Apr 2012

Hampshire cricket club 'eager to play on the Isle of Wight'

Cricket fans may want to book Isle of Wight holidays in the near future following news Hampshire County Cricket Club is planning to play on the island.

Chairman Rod Bransgrove told BBC Radio Solent the club has been looking into Newclose County Cricket Ground as a possible location for future games.

It is 50 years since the county has played on the Isle of Wight, with Mr Bransgrove claiming the squad is "keen to take the game out".

Currently, Hampshire play all their matches at the Ageas Bowl, as well as playing one contest a year in Basingstoke.

However, Mr Bransgrove claimed the latter location is costly and so alternatives are currently being sought.

Newclose was described as "a very attractive ground" that will have "great potential in a couple of years or so".

The ground's new Boundary Cafe was unveiled on April 1st and will be open from 08:00 to 17:00 Tuesday to Saturday.

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