Hampshire Cricket History

July 22, 2012, 9:46 am
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A couple of interesting pieces in today’s Independent:

Ravi Bopara made his fifth Test match duck on Friday and only two English men – one who played for Hampshire, and one who still plays along the coast – have a higher percentage of ducks than Bopara’s 27.7% – although of the three, only Bopara has also made a century (three in fact) …. (answers below)

Michael Henderson writes about South Africa’s tendency to “grind you down” rather than “knock you down”, adding “boldness and South African cricket make poor partners”. However, he suggests that the team of 1970 was potentially rather different and thinks they might have achieved “immortality” through Pollock, Procter and the “youthful BA Richards” adding “Many will tell you that Barry Richards was the purest batsman they ever saw”. You can certainly include me in the “many”.

(Alan Mullally and Monty Panesar)

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