December 29th 2017

The Hampshire League Fixtures 2018 have now been released as excitement builds towards the start of a new season.

New 1st team skipper Tim Noble starts his captaincy with a home game against New Milton II who after a disappointing season with both bat and ball were relegated from CD1 after a 4-year stint in the division, finishing with a 3 & 11 record. Sway have never played against New Milton's second team.

Sam Nailor will take his 2nd XI away to where the stately Queen Anne architecture of old meets with IBM's mainframe software architecture of the present. IBM Hursley 2nd XI also enjoyed a promotion season in 2017, albeit with not quite as strong a record as Sway finishing with a 9 & 3 record. This will only be the second encounter between Sway and IBM Hurley - the only other game was back in 2010 in RD1. John Grasham took 5 wickets for the 1st XI, however, some loose bowling from the change bowlers allowed IBM's 2nds to get to 174. Sway's reply was disappointing with 4 batsmen getting well set but failing to convert as Sway finished up 9 runs short of the target.

Steve Drayton's 3rd XI open up with a short trip to Bransgore. The Gore's 2nd team finished rock bottom of RD1 last term, winning just a single game. Whilst a lovely bunch of guys, they did appear to lack youngsters and were probably the weakest side that Sway II encountered last season.


Chairman Chris Baughan will start his tenure in the 4th team hot seat by welcoming Parley III to Pennington. Baughan will be able to do better than last season's game when Sway lost by 34 runs at Littledown, despite a half century from the Brien Machine. As ever, Parley are likely to be a mixture of experienced older players combined with extremely promising colts with nailed on technique. U13 bowler Spencer Savage took 18 wickets in his first season  - which included a 5 wicket haul and a half century in the same game - so likely to be a real threat in 2018.

1st XI Fixtures 2018    
Hampshire Cricket League - County Division 2  
May 5 Sway v New Milton II
May 12 Bournemouth II v Sway
May 19 Sway v Locks Heath
May 26 Sway v Ventnor II
June 2 Old Basing v Sway
June 9 Sway v Ferndown Wayfarers
June 16 Bedhampton v Sway
June 23 Sway v Compton & C Ford
June 30 Bramshaw v Sway
July 7 Basingstoke & NH III v Sway
July 14 Sway v Odiham & Greywell
July 21 East Woodhay v Sway
July 28 South Wilts III v Sway
August 4 Sway v Hayling Island
August 11 Fair Oak II v Sway
August 18 Sway v Portsmouth II
August 25 Sarisbury Athletic II v Sway

2nd XI Fixtures 2018    
Hampshire Cricket League - County Division 4W
May 5 IBM Hursley II v Sway II
May 12 Sway II v Whiteparish
May 19 Burley v Sway II
May 26 Amesbury v Sway II
June 2 Sway II v Mottisfont
June 9 Stockbridge v Sway II
June 16 Sway II v Farley
June 23 Ellingham v Sway II
June 30 Sway II v Bramshaw II
July 7 Sway II v Bournemouth III
July 14 Hursley Park III v Sway II
July 21 Sway II v Paultons II
July 28 Sway II v So'ton Travellers
August 4 Hythe & Dibden II v Sway II
August 11 Sway II v Winton II
August 18 Sparsholt II v Sway II
August 25 Sway II v Pylewell Park

3rd XI Fixtures 2018    
Hampshire Cricket League - RD2 SW  
May 5 Bransgore II v Sway III
May 12 Sway III v Fawley III
May 19 Sway III v Ellingham II
May 26 Lyndhurst & Ashurst II v Sway III
June 2 Sway III v Bournemouth IV
June 9 Ringwood v Sway III
June 16 Sway III v Burley II
June 23 Bashley (Rydal) V v Sway III
June 30 Sway III v East Christchurch
July 7 No Fixture    
July 14 Hythe & Dibden IV v Sway III
July 21 Brockenhurst II v Sway III
July 28 Sway III v Mudeford III
August 4 Dorset Indians v Sway III
August 11 Sway III v Verwood II
August 18 New Milton IV v Sway III
August 25 Sway III v Suttoners II

4th XI Fixtures 2018    
Hampshire Cricket League - RD3SW  
May 5 Sway IV v Parley III
May 12 Lymington IV v Sway IV
May 19 Verwood III v Sway IV
May 26 Sway IV v Hordle Village
June 2 Christchurch II v Sway IV
June 9 Sway IV v Ferndown W'farers III
June 16 No Fixture    
June 23 Sway IV v Milford on Sea
June 30 Bransgore III v Sway IV
July 7 Parley III v Sway IV
July 14 Sway IV v Lymington IV
July 21 Sway IV v Verwood III
July 28 Hordle Village v Sway IV
August 4 Sway IV v Christchurch II
August 11 Ferndown W'farers III v Sway IV
August 18 No Fixture    
August 25 Milford on Sea v Sway IV
September 1 Sway IV v Bransgore III