Hampshire Cricket History

A voice from the past, present & future
March 23, 2017, 2:51 pm
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Thanks to John West for sending this link. Interested in where the county game is going? (of course you are):



Change of Plan
March 22, 2017, 9:45 pm
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For some years now the AGM and (Radio Solent) Forum have been followed in the evening by a reception for members to meet the players – with a buffet etc (and a charge).

I notice this year the reception is (a) free (b) in the hour before the AGM and (c) open to everyone – presumably no buffet.

(Back in the 1990s the reception was hosted for the players by the committee)

Mason Crane (2)
March 22, 2017, 6:05 pm
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Guardian Sport back page headline: “Crane benefits from Strauss’ long-term plan”


“Toby Roland-Jones and Strauss’ official man of the series Liam Dawson, who was superb with bat and ball and looks set to push Moeen Ali’s Champions Trophy place hard – showed their class”.

(Selection of “second-stringers” v West Indies?) “One of those should be Crane … The North were cruising … when Crane … intervened … There were so many questions at the start, but Crane provided exactly the kind of answer Strauss was after”.

Mason Crane
March 22, 2017, 12:08 pm
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Seems a thoroughly nice young man, and this report supports that



More keepers (plus)
March 22, 2017, 10:34 am
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This isn’t the one Bob asked about, but there are four keepers and four champions here plus a first Gillette Cup winner (and his wife) and two who kept for a midland county (one whose name I’ve forgotten I’m afraid)

If you’re thinking that makes twelve and there are only seven, you’re quite right (incidentally most of the wine seems to have vanished)

I do have that other one but off to a lunchtime skiffle gig, so I’ll look later

And Another
March 21, 2017, 10:22 pm
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These three (note man lurking in cap)?


South of the Border
March 21, 2017, 12:52 pm
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I never liked Geography

Is Abu D south of Hampshire?

Vince 12, Alsop 20, Dawson 22, Crane 3*, now the North are chasing around 5.5 per over.