First-class cricket returns to the Isle of Wight today (Monday).

Hampshire are taking on Nottinghamshire at Newport’s Newclose County Cricket Ground.

The County Championship match is the first, first-class cricket game to be played here since 1962.

The last match to take place on the Island was Hampshire versus Worcestershire which was played at J S Whites ground in Cowes.

Newclose was chosen following in-depth discussions with a number of local venues and the ECB.

The match is set to run for the next four days.