Hampshire Cricket History

Double Double Centuries
June 10, 2010, 6:49 am
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The latest edition of the Cricket Statistician carries an interesting feature on occasions when two batsmen have scored centuries in both innings of a first class match for opposing teams.

The first instance was in May 1927 in the match between Surrey and Hampshire at the Oval. the two Jacks were the men – Hobbs for Surrey (112 & 104) and Newman for hampshire (102 & 102*). In 1997 at Southampton, Matthew Hayden repeated the feat with David Hemp of Warwickshire and Hayden, uniquely, has done it twice as he featured in a similar occasion for Queensland v New South Wales (PC Nobes) four years earlier.

Hampshire featured but suffered on the first occasion when two batsmen scored two centuries for the same side, and they were brothers!. In 1899 Re and WE Foster scored their four centuries for Worcestershire at Worcester.

In the same edition there is a fascinating story and replica scorecard of a match at Lord’s in September 1932 between the Elementary Schools (under 15s) captained by DCS Compton and Mr GF Tuffnell’s XI – a Public Schools side captained by the future Hampshire captain/secretary EDR (Desmond) Eagar. Eagar opened the bowling, took two wickets but could not prevent a Compton century or victory for the Elementary boys.

The publication is produced by the Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians (website: http://www.acscricket.com, email: office@acscricket.com)

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