The Hampshire Cricketer character jug designed by Harry Sales and modeled by Graham Tongue, and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in a 1985 limited edition of 5,000 commissioned by the Hampshire Cricket Club. This opening batsman plays for the first class Hampshire County Cricket Club, based in southern England and playing under the name of Hampshire Hawks. Hampshire began playing cricket in 1864. They were winners of the County Championship in 1961 and 1973 and numerous other cups along the way. In 2005 Hampshire won the C&G Trophy by eighteen runs against Warwickshire. In 2001 they moved to the new Rose Bowl grounds in order to attract international cricket to the south coast of England. This Hampshire Cricketer wears the yellow and blue colors of his home team on his cricket sweater. His dark blue cap, featuring the Hampshire Rose and Crown, keeps the sun from his eyes as he stands at the crease awaiting another over. This character jug was commissioned by the Hampshire Cricket Club to celebrate a century of county cricket at the old ground and the occasion of a four-day match with the visiting Australian team. A cricket bat forms the handle of this jug.