Hampshire Cricket History

August 30, 2010, 7:47 am
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Philip Hughes plays a ball from Kent’s Tredwell in yesterday’s Pro40 match. Hughes has arrived to play for Hampshire for the rest of this season – one of a number of Australian players in the recent past, beginning with Matthew Hayden and including Shane Warne, Michael Clarke, Stuart Clark, Simon Katich, Marcus North and Shane Watson. Hampshire’s defeat v Kent ends their slim hopes of a semi final place and brought to an end a record-equalling eight consecutive limited overs victories.

August 30, 2010, 7:43 am
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Stan Rudder came to Portsmouth from his native Barbados around fifty years ago and has been one of the finest bowlers in local club and league cricket ever since. He played a few games for Hampshire 2nd XI, took over 500 Southern League wickets for Havant, Portsmouth and Waterlooville and was still playing last year, well into his seventies. He is now suffering from a serious illness but before the match v Kent bowled an over to Dominic Cork, with Rod Bransgrove as umpire. Also in shot are Kevan James (BBC South) and Stan’s family

Batting Records
August 28, 2010, 3:44 pm
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James Vince scored his maiden first-class (& championship) century last Wednesday (25 August) at Scarborough; 180 v Yorkshire. He was a couple of weeks beyond 19 years and six months (born 14 March).

Liam Dawson remains Hampshire’s youngest first-class centurion. He was 18 years and six (+) months when he made 100* at Trent Bridge in September 2008.

Phil Mead is the second youngest. He was 19 years and two months when he scored 109 – also against Yorkshire at Southampton in 1906.

Then came:

Dick Moore 19 years nine months          1933 v Essex

Robin Smith 19 years nine months          1983 v Lancashire

Gordon Greenidge 19 years 11 months         1971 v Oxford University

David Turner was 20 years and seven months when he scored 181* v Surrey at the Oval. Like Vince, this was his maiden Championship century and remains the highest Championship century for the county by a batsman who had not previously reached 100 in a first-class match. The highest first century for Hampshire is 272 by John Crawley v Kent at Canterbury in 2002, but Crawley had scored centuries previously for other first class sides. CB Llewellyn’s 216 v South Africans at Southampton in 1901 is the highest maiden century for Hampshire in a first-class but non-championship match. Llewellyn was himself South African.


Jimmy Adams and James Vince added 278 for Hampshire’s fourth wicket v Yorkshire, beating the previous best of 263 by Roy Marshall and Danny Livingstone v Middlesex at Lord’s in 1970. This was also the highest fourth wicket partnership by any side at Scarborough and Hampshire recorded their highest total on any Yorkshire ground. Four years ago Adams made 168* v Yorkshire at Headingley. Adams was out for 196 this week; only one man, Geoff Cook (Northants), has made 200+ in a county championship match at Scarborough

The James Gang in Scarborough
August 28, 2010, 7:59 am
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James Vince and James Adams leave the field in Scarborough at the close of day three. Both had centuries – for Vince, his first in first-class cricket – and on resuming next morning they completed the highest fourth wicket partnership for Hampshire (beating Marshall & Livingstone in 1970) and the highest by any pair at Scarborough. Only Geoff Cook (203) has scored more in a Championship match on the ground than Adams (196)

Twenty20 Final – the last ball
August 15, 2010, 5:33 pm
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Dan Christian survives an LBW appeal and Hampshire scramble the winning leg-bye

We Won!!
August 14, 2010, 11:12 pm
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At around 10.30 this evening Hampshire celebrate winning their first T20 Title – and their 11th major trophy in exactly 50 seasons (here’s to the second XI).

Records and a Victory
August 8, 2010, 8:27 pm
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Jimmy Adams hits Durham’s Breese for six in today’s 40 over victory. This shot brought up Hampshire’s century and Adams and Lumb put on 150 for the first wicket – a record for any wicket against Durham in Limited Overs matches.

The six wicket victory was comfortable and improved Hampshire’s position but they are still unlikely to qualify for the competition’s semi finals because of results elsewhere. Meanwhile the excellent form of Lumb added to the (pleasant) challenge for Hampshire’s selectors ahead of next Saturday’s T20 Finals day. It seems that the following 13 players will be in contention: Adams, Lumb, Razzaq, Vince, McKenzie, Carberry, Ervine, Bates, Cork, Wood, Christian, Briggs, Jones