Hampshire Cricket History

Cats & Dogs
April 29, 2012, 11:20 am
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I was caught out last week but at 1.30 pm both Cricinfo and BBC Sport are showing ALL today’s matches abandoned and not a ball bowled anywhere today. I’m assuming it’s correct in which case this match is in the list of shortest, rain-affected, no result matches at the Ageas/Rose Bowl (see NB below):

119.1 overs – August 2001 v Warwickshire,

126 overs – May 2007 v Lancashire,

136.1 overs – July 2007  v Sussex

154.2 overs – TODAY v Leicestershire* 

160 overs – May 2003 v Yorkshire

NB In 2005 we lost to Surrey by an innings in a match lasting 165 overs but that was a result game, not rain-affected. 

* 227 overs were lost in this match which is about 14.3 hours. So, by the end of April 2012 Hampshire have lost almost 30 Championship hours play to rain – the equivalent of five full days from the first 12 scheduled. In 2011 four of the sides in Hampshire’s division lost fewer hours in the whole season and Somerset with 31.75 hours are in sight too!

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