Hampshire Cricket History

August 27, 2012, 8:56 am
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Hampshire’s T20 Triumph is their fourth title of the 21st Century and their third in four years. They may not be finished yet this season.

Top of the 21st century list is Surrey with six titles but only one since 2003. Then Gloucestershire with five but nothing since 2004 and Sussex with five spread between 2003-2009. Hampshire are fourth but they have more recent successes than the three sides above them. Ref the remainder of 2012 Warwickshire could win two more to add to the three they have won so far since 2000 but they’re unlikely to qualify in CB40 which is probably between four from Lancs, Hants, Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

A couple of thoughts about press reports about Saturday. In the Times Michael Atherton seemed to miss McKenzie’s Miller ‘catch’ entirely. He praised Hampshire’s youngsters Wood, Briggs and Vince but ignored the one who for me has been the pick of the young bunch this season, Liam Dawson. Still anything is better than the Guardian which led its sports section with a story about Manchester City’s manager not buying new players and ignored Hampshire’s success completely. I guess it’s consistent with their report last week on the Surrey game, when they referred throughout to the match being at the ROSE Bowl. What would Arlott say?

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Well, Warwicks did, and get Lancs, whilst we go to Hove . .

Is McKenzie still around on Saturday?


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