Hampshire Cricket History

Arthur’s Debut
March 3, 2011, 8:48 am
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The Taunton scorecard from Arthur’s first-class and Championship debut in 1955 (click on it for a larger version or go to Cricket Archive for the full card). The batting order is as printed on day one but in fact Arthur batted at number 9, below Gerry Hill (53). Arthur came in at 166-7 and scored three of the six runs added. Hampshire followed on but the match was drawn. Somerset (typically) fielded six amateurs – they had no money for more professionals. One of their ‘pros’ was Bill Andrews whose brother Jack kept wicket a few times for Hampshire. Walter Lancashire made his debut in this same match.

8 April Lunch update: There are about 150 places of which about 100 have gone. The main course will be beef – Vegetarians should email or contact me (dave.allen@port.ac.uk) prior to the event.

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