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  • MEDIA KIT SOUTHAMPTON Make the most of your stay

  • CONTENTS Welcome to Southampton .................................... 4 My City Guide – Charlotte Edwards ................... 8 Arriving in Southampton ......................................14 Getting to Hampshire Bowl..................................15 Hampshire Bowl ......................................................16 Hampshire Cricket ................................................ 24 Media Services ........................................................ 28 Accommodation ..................................................... 34 Team Hotels ............................................................. 35 Eating & Drinking ...................................................36 Sights ......................................................................... 38 Shopping ..................................................................40 For More Information ............................................41 Schedule ................................................................... 42 Venue Records ........................................................44

    DURHAM THE RIVERSIDE

    DURHAM

    LEEDS HEADINGLEY

    MANCHESTER OLD TRAFFORD

    NOTTINGHAM TRENT BRIDGE

    BIRMINGHAM EDGBASTON

    CARDIFF CARDIFF WALES

    STADIUM

    BRISTOL BRISTOL COUNTY

    GROUND

    TAUNTON COUNTY GROUND

    TAUNTON

    SOUTHAMPTON HAMPSHIRE BOWL

    LONDON LORD’S

    THE OVAL

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  • Located on a triangular peninsula on the south coast of England at the confluence of the Rivers Test and Itchen, Southampton offers an appealing mixture of city, coast and countryside, with the the New Forest and South Downs National Parks very close by.

    The popular holiday destination of the Isle of Wight is a short ferry ride across the Solent while Hampshire’s county town of Winchester, England’s ancient capital, is about 20km north of Southampton.

    The warm, sunny climate of the south coast makes it a popular area to live, especially the towns of Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole. Head further west into Dorset and you will find the spectacular Jurassic Coast.

    Southampton has a rich maritime history. It was where the Pilgrim Fathers first set forth in 1620 on the Mayflower for the New World before putting into Plymouth for repairs.

    The Titanic set sail from Southampton, having been built in Belfast, on 10 April 1912 bound for New York but, of course, the largest ship afloat at the time never reached its destination.

    Between the two world wars, Southampton was known as the ‘Gateway to the Empire’.

    It was the home port of the Queen Elizabeth II ocean liner, from its launch in 1969 until it was retired in 2008. The port remains Europe’s largest cruise ship port and has four active cruise terminals.

    Portsmouth is about 30km east of Southampton and has an equally significant sea-faring heritage. It is the traditional home of the Royal Navy and where King Henry VIII’s favourite ship, the Mary Rose, and Admiral Nelson’s 18th-century flagship, HMS Victory, can be visited.

    WELCOME TO SOUTHAMPTON Southampton is the UK’s second largest port and, along with Portsmouth, one of Hampshire’s two largest cities.

    Southampton offers an appealing

    mixture of city, coast and countryside.

    Exbury Gardens, New Forest 54

  • Portsmouth and Southampton have a keenly-felt rivalry, not least on the football field. Southampton, known as the Saints, play at St Mary’s Stadium in the east of the city and are one of the few clubs to have won the FA Cup while playing in the second tier of English football.

    Their shock victory over Manchester United in 1976 remains one of the most talked-about Wembley finals.

    Portsmouth, aka Pompey, created their own piece of FA Cup history in 2008 when they were surprise winners, lifting their first major trophy for 58 years.

    Winchester, the ancient capital of England, is an hour’s train journey from Southampton on the edge of the South Downs. Its impressive cathedral, the longest medieval cathedral in Europe, is the last resting place of the author Jane Austen.

    Hampshire is also the cradle of cricket – the Hambledon Club were playing at Broadhalfpenny Down, around 35km east of Southampton, in the 18th century. Thomas Lord, the founder of Lord’s, is buried at West Meon church, around 30km north-east of Southampton.

    Places of worship, such as churches, gurdwaras, mosques, synagogues and temples can be found in many areas of the city. For more information, please contact your hotel reception.

    Portsmouth has an equally significant sea-faring heritage.

    Portsmouth

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  • MY CITY GUIDE CHARLOTTE EDWARDS Former England women’s captain and current director of women’s cricket at Hampshire/Southern Vipers

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  • What do you like about Southampton and the surrounding area? Before playing for Southern Vipers I hadn’t spent that much time in or around Southampton. But I realised quite quickly just how many beautiful places there are in the area.

    What are your favourite places to eat and drink in and around Southampton? Bishops Waltham, which is about 20 minutes’ drive (11km) from the ground, has some lovely places and in particular a cafe called Josie’s (www.josieswinecoffee.com), which is part-owned by Chris Robshaw, the England rugby union player. There’s also a branch in Winchester.

    The Robin Hood at Durley (www.therobinhooddurley.co.uk) was recommended to me by a few people and I’ve really enjoyed going there. There’s a Thai tapas place called Mango (www.mangothai.co.uk) in Southampton itself which I particularly like. Beefy’s restaurant (www.ageasbowl.com/beefys) at the cricket ground is lovely.

    For shopping, I like the Gunwharf Quays designer outlet (www.gunwharf-quays.com) in Portsmouth or Westquay (www.west-quay.co.uk) in Southampton.

    MY CITY GUIDE CHARLOTTE EDWARDS

    Westqu ay, Sou

    thamp ton

    Wykeham Arms, Winchester

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    http://www.josieswinecoffee.com http://www.therobinhooddurley.co.uk http://www.mangothai.co.uk http://www.ageasbowl.com/beefys http://www.gunwharf-quays.com http://www.west-quay.co.uk

  • Do you venture out of the city? The New Forest (www.gonewforest.com) is only half an hour away. In Southampton, seeing all the big cruise ships come in is quite something. I went a bit further to the Jurassic coastline in Dorset which is lovely and is also where the TV drama Broadchurch, which I was really into, was filmed. Winchester is gorgeous with the cathedral and the history. It’s a great place to go for a day.

    What are your favourite memories of the Hampshire Bowl? I played there quite a bit and I feel extremely lucky to work there every day. It’s such a self-contained venue and the concourse means you can explore the whole ground. I do have very fond memories of playing there – winning the Ashes in 2013 by beating Australia in a T20 International was a highlight and then to have finished my playing career with the Vipers. The whole package is terrific: the practice facilities are excellent and it has some spectacular views. It always seems to be sunny when I’m there!

    Who’s your favourite Hampshire cricket personality? From the time I was growing up, Robin Smith is someone that I associate with the county and also Malcolm Marshall. More recently, of course, Shane Warne made a huge impact. They’ve had some wonderful players and continue to do so.

    MY CITY GUIDE CHARLOTTE EDWARDS

    To have finished my playing career

    here with Southern Vipers was special.

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    http://www.gonewforest.com

  • ARRIVING IN SOUTHAMPTON

    Air Southampton Airport (www.southamptonairport.com), which lies about 7km north-east of the city, serves a variety of European destinations including Manchester and Newcastle. It takes only seven minutes by train from Southampton Airport Parkway (the nearest station to the Hampshire Bowl) to Southampton Central.

    Train Southampton Central Station is to the west of the city centre. There are direct trains to/from most of the other host cities. Journey time from London Waterloo is 1h 15m and Southampton Airport Parkway is en route. For more information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.trainline.com.

    Bus National Express coaches (www.nationalexpress.co.uk) run from the main coach station at Western Esplanade close to Central Station.

    Uber Uber is a very convenient and popular way of getting to and from the train station. The passenger App can be downloaded from www.uber.com/ae/en/ride.

    Hampshire Bowl is located in West End, near Eastleigh approximately 10km north-east of Southampton city centre and close to the M27 motorway.

    Regular trains run to Southampton Airport Parkway station. Match-day shuttle bus services operate from the venue to the train station from two hours before the start of play until one and a half hours after the end of the match. Outside of those times taxis are available. Taxis have a dedicated drop-off zone.

    There is a park-and-ride option at Southampton University Playing Fields, Wide Lane.

    First Bus (www.firstgroup.com/southampton) No.8 runs from Southampton City Centre.

    GETTING TO HAMPSHIRE BOWL

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    http://www.southamptonairport.com http://www.nationalexpress.co.uk http://www.firstgroup.com/southampton