Hampshire Cricket History

Keeping Well
September 2, 2014, 7:43 pm
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Keepers reunion

At today’s reunion, a group of Hampshire ‘keepers

Back: David Blake (1950s), Bryan Timms (1960s), Colin Wilson (2nd XI), Adi Aymes (1990s)

Front: Bob Stephenson (1970s), Leo Harrison (1950s), Ralph Prouton (1950s)

Adi still works with Havant & Waterlooville FC, Bob was with Derby County & Rochdale FC, Ralph with Arsenal & Swindon Town and Leo with Alton Town (see below)

Alton Town FA 49:50


Reg Dare (HCCC) seated centre, Leo seated front right.

Lovely Day
September 2, 2014, 7:09 pm
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The weather was better, Hampshire batted beautifully and effectively and the former players enjoyed their annual reunion (of which more later) – first a couple of record-breaking pals:

Carberry AdamsAdams Leics

A centurion and a double centurion

The Points of Promotion
September 2, 2014, 6:01 am
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Some thoughts in response to my pal Mike Peaker who asked when was the last time a Hampshire batsman reached 1,000 runs without scoring a century, mindful that Jimmy Adams is closing in on 900 runs and not out this morning. It probably happened in three-day years with 28/32 matches but it has not happened once in the past six years (in 2008 no one reached 1,000 runs). I will check further back.

He asked too whether the team with most batting points has ever missed promotion as Hampshire are poised to top that table. It does not happen too often but the last time was in 2009 when Glamorgan finished 5th with 56 points – the highest total by any side over the period 2008-2013, and it cannot be beaten this year. Unfortunately they won just two matches. Hampshire are currently on 37 points with 15 more (max) available.

Also, since this could apply to Hampshire, has any side with the fewest bowling points ever been promoted? In that same period (2008-2013), the closest was Northamptonshire who had just 35 points overall and finished fourth. Again, I will check further back. Hampshire are currently on 34 points with six more possible.

Rain, Rain, Rain
September 1, 2014, 8:39 pm
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Hours lost to nearest whole figure:

2011: Hampshire lost 46 hours (12%) – only Middlesex lost more (51 hours)

2012: Hampshire lost 111 hours (29%) – only four sides lost more

2013: Hampshire lost 65 hours (17%) – only three sides lost more

(Teams with more hours lost: Essex 2012 & 2013, Gloucs 2012, Kent 2013, Lancs 2012, Leics 2013, Middx 2011, Yorkshire 2012. No side has been consistently wetter than Hampshire – Essex lost 10+ hours fewer in 2011)


At the end of today Hampshire had lost 60 hours this year with 11 days still to go.

60 hours is exactly the equivalent of 2.5 matches


Andre Adams
September 1, 2014, 5:44 pm
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Around 6pm we learned he has signed for three months for next season. I’m not (yet) clear which three months.

PS I think it’s the first three months – then he goes back to New Zealand to coach.

Shot of the Day
September 1, 2014, 4:28 pm
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That’s All Folks!

Off Again
September 1, 2014, 3:13 pm
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Hampshire 48-0 off 9 overs. Clearly difficult to bat so they’re off for bad light

Have people paid to watch? I didn’t realise.


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