Hampshire Cricket History

WG in Hampshire
September 20, 2010, 7:49 am
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I’ve just learned a lovely tale from Mike Adams, father of Hampshire’s Jimmy and Chairman at St Cross the Winchester Southern League side. Apparently WG played there at some time in the 1870s in a match on which there was an incredible £2,000 wager (which WG lost!). There’s no mention of spot-fixing, Indian bookmakers or Sky TV as far as I know.

I had believed that the photo above showed WG’s only appearance in Hampshire, at Bournemouth (which was then in the county). He is taking the field with the Hampshire captain and wicketkeeper Charles Robson. I hope there may be more details of the St Cross appearance to follow.

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