Hampshire Cricket History


A WIGHT GOOD START
April 9, 2010, 5:53 pm
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Last season David Griffiths and Danny Briggs were the first pair of Isle of Wight cricketers ever to appear in the same Championship match for Hampshire. The young uncapped (and England Under-19) players made a splendid start to the new season. While Hampshire’s senior bowlers could not get a wicket against Essex, they took three each on the opening day and slow-left armer Briggs (3-63) has given the selectors a headache as another slow left-armer Sri Lankan Test player Rangana Herath arrives next week. Mind you in both 1961 and 1973 Hampshire won the Championship with two slow left-armers so …

Griffiths finished with 5-85 and both he and Briggs recorded their best figures in First Class Cricket. Kabir Ali on debut also took 5-33 but even those efforts and a fine Adams century could not prevent defeat.

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