Hampshire Cricket History

March 23, 2010, 7:50 pm
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Some additions (plus original list) from Alan Edwards (HCS):>

It’s 10 Years since we played our last matches at Northlands Road, Southampton and Portsmouth and our initial (2nd XI) matches on the two Rose Bowl grounds

It’s 25 Years (1985) since Mark Nicholas took over as captain and Hampshire finished as runners-up in the Championship. In the penultimate match, Roger Harper hit the final ball for six to give Northants victory

It’s 30 years (1980) since we were last bottom of the Championship – the only time since 1905

It’s 35 years (1975) since we won our first limited-overs title, the John Player Sunday League.

It’s 40 years (1970) since Gordon Greenidge made his first-class debut for Hampshire and 60 years (1950) since Roy Marshall played his first match in Hampshire and scored a century for the West Indies. Neville Rogers replied with one for Hampshire.

It’s 50 years since Derek Shackleton recorded his best bowling figures of 9-30 v Warwickshire at Portsmouth

It’s 55 years (1955) since Hampshire finished third in the County Championship for the first time.

It’s 100 years (1910) since CB Llewellyn (see overseas above) completed a Hampshire ‘double’ – the first time any Hampshire player had done this entirely in Hampshire matches. Incidentally the last time was Jim Bailey in 1948 although Peter Sainsbury came very close in 1971.

It’s 110 years (1900) since Hampshire first played West Indies (not first-class)

It’s 130 years since a Hampshire side (XVIII) first played (and lost to) the Australians

It’s 235 years (!!) since John Small scored the first century for Hampshire (often then known as Hambledon) – 136 v Surrey in 1775

More to follow – but please add your own

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