Hampshire unveil new playing kits for 2024 season

By Connor Steel

HAMPSHIRE CRICKET have officially unveiled three new playing kits as they continue preparations for their upcoming 2024 campaign starting next month; joining stars from the Southern Vipers’ team at the Utilita Bowl on Tuesday (March 19) as they look to build on the trophies and near misses in each of the three domestic formats over this last five years.

These new kits have been designed by ‘New Balance’ as part of their ongoing partnership and they have kept a similar colour scheme to last campaign; the traditional white for County Championship games, yellow / navy for the Twenty-20 encounters, and a navy / yellow kit that will be used for the Metro Bank One Day Cup (50 overs) Competition in August.

The “famous” Rose & Crown features heavily on the County Championship and Metro Bank One Day Cup shirts where it has been interwoven into the design of each of the shirts. The Hawks logo replaces this for its yellow Twenty-20 strip as the team look to add to three past trophies in the format and multiple appearances within “Finals Day” at Edgbaston.

Southern Vipers’ strip will further continue with a base theme of orange which they will be wearing throughout their title defences in both the Charlotte Edwards Cup and Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. This successful women’s side are also hoping they can build on their six trophies in 8 years and boost attendance records in this final year of regional cricket.

Connect It Utility Services remain as ‘front-of-shirt’ partner for the Vitality Blast and One Day Cup strip, while the newly branded Utilita Bowl features both on the front of the County Championship and Vipers kits. Hendy Group and Pangea Insurance also appear on each of the four shirts, as back-of-shirt and sleeve partners respectively for the new season.

These four shirts are available to purchase via the Hampshire Cricket online shop, with prices ranging from £45 to £50 per kit across a range of sizing options. Information about fixtures can be seen online with games due to begin in April.

PICTURED BY DAVE VOKES: Players from Hampshire Cricket and Southern Vipers unveil kits at a sunny Utilita Bowl.