Hampshire Cricket History

Weather to the rescue?
August 29, 2012, 10:30 am
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Day Two: It’s been a terrible summer of course but whereas yesterday Hampshire’s rivals in the Championship all had pretty good days, this morning not one match has started anywhere.

Day Three: No play for Derby, Yorks or Kent yesterday and while Derby have started today and are struggling somewhat, Yorks and Kent are off this morning so have lost a fourth consecutive session. They now have just five sessions to conjure the win that would take either/both above Hampshire.

Day Four: Play everywhere and while Derbys v Essex looks like a draw Yorkshire & Kent have ‘set up’ matches. Benny Howell has made his highest first-class (?) score with 83* in 34 balls against ‘non bowling’ and Yorkshire need 314 to win but have sacrificed all batting points. Meanwhile Kent have relinquished the prospect of two further bowling points and are trying to set a target to entice Leicestershire. With bonus points complete, the situation at midday is below

DAY FOUR TEA: As far as I can figure it Kent have about 35 overs left to take the last three Leics wickets and win (Leics 94-7), while Yorkshire need 131 more from maybe 31/32 overs and have three down. So it looks as though they may both take win points in which case Hampshire may well be fourth tonight.

5pm – Kent have won & I think they are two points ahead of Hampshire with Derbys next for them. Yorkshire match is tight. I think they need around 75 off around 15 (5 per over) with five men gone. Apologies for any ‘dodgy’ computation!

5.50pm: Yorkshire need 31 from I think 6 overs with 3 wickets left – why don’t on-line scorecards ever say how many overs remain in the Championship matches? McGrath seems to be winning it for them

Derbys 161 + 5 (166)

Hants 144

Yorks 131 + 3 (134)

Kent 125 +5 (130)

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Looks like Gloucester have given Yorkshire a generous target after a 10-over slog this morning . .

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