HAMPSHIRE 2ND XI
V ECB UNICORNS ON THURSDAY
14TH JUNE - WITH MARQUEE HOSPITALITY.
Hampshire have again chosen Newclose for a 2nd XI First Class County fixture in 2018 when they host the ECB Unicorns in two Twenty20 matches in June. The MCC Combined Universities no longer feature in the ECB First Class Counties 2nd XI competitions and have been replaced in the Southern Division by ‘The Unicorns’ – the MCC Young Cricketers stay in the Northern Division for 2018. The Unicorns are a team of Minor County and non-contracted First Class County players who aspire to play at the highest level. As such they are worthy of being considered as strong as a County 2nd XI squad and the ECB believe this to such a degree that – like Sussex last season - they should be able to provide an exciting and competitive day’s cricket as Hampshire’s opponents.
Hampshire 2nd XI and The Unicorns will be at Newclose on THURSDAY 14TH JUNE to play a double header of T20 games in front of what will surely be a good crowd around the ground and in The Brian Gardener Pavilion, whilst the marquee will be hosting a repeat of 2017’s Hampshire/Sussex hospitality day.
For more details please contact:-
MARQUEE HOSPITALITY David Tolfrey - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07767 397393
ALL OTHER ENQUIRIES Hugh Griffiths - email@example.com or call 01983 407772 or 07768 552682
SPONSORSHIP - LESLIES MOTORS
For the past two years LESLIES MOTORS have generously acted as sponsors of the Newclose ground and via the Isle of Wight Cricket Board, as sponsors of major local cricket leagues and competitions. Their sponsorship for 2018 for both Newclose and the IW Cricket Board has recently been agreed. At the recent ‘Leslies Motors’ Annual Motor Show, Louis Vanassche commented:
RWE NPOWER CONTINUED SUPPORT
Since the ground opened a decade ago RWE Npower have been equally supportive and their
advertising boards in various guises beneath each of the electronic scoreboards have been seen by everyone who has come to the ground to watch cricket.