Hampshire Cricket History


QUIZ ANSWERS
September 30, 2012, 6:35 pm
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Thanks to Steve G who responded to the Quiz – well done Steve

Some answers and an explanation:

Pompey batsman made a ‘pair’ in his first first-class ‘home’ match and a century in the next one

MIKE BARNARD

Odd man out: Wally Hammond, Neil McCorkell, Richard McIlwaine, David Rock

VARIOUS POSSIBLE ANSWERS BUT MINE IS McCORKELL, THE ONLY ONE WHO DID NOT GO TO PORTSMOUTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL AND THE LAST STATE EDUCATED PORTSMOUTH BOY TO HAVE A FULL CAREER WITH HAMPSHIRE (60 YEARS AGO!)

Southsea man whose ‘great’ father captained England a century ago and whose son batted in 1960

S FRY – FATHER CB FRY & SON CA FRY – ALL PLAYED FOR HAMPSHIRE

Record shared by Jack Newman, Dennett (Gloucs) and Shepherd (Glams)?

STEVE’S RIGHT, 2,000 F/C WICKETS BUT ALSO THE ONLY MEN TO TAKE THAT MANY WITHOUT WINNING A TEST MATCH CAP

Southsea batter, tied up by little ‘Lofty’ in 1967

(CRYPTIC) BL REED BORN SOUTHSEA & DISMISSED BY BOB HERMAN (SON OF ‘LOFTY’) PLAYING FOR MIDDLESEX IN THE TIED MATCH AT PORTSMOUTH IN 1967

Southsea War hero and Pompey dentist brother

JP BLAKE AND DAVID BLAKE – BOTH PLAYED FOR HAMPSHIRE, JP WAS KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE IN 2nd WORLD WAR

Not(ts) poetic justice when Southsea spinner sent off

TENNYSON (CAPTAIN) SENT JACK NEWMAN FROM THE FIELD AT TRENT BRIDGE AFTER JACK (FROM SOUTHSEA) REFUSED TO BOWL

Gentleman batsman toured with his Lordship

JP PARKER PLAYED FOR GENTS V PLAYERS AND FOR HAMPSHIRE. HE TOURED WEST INDIES WITH LORD TENNYSON’S TEAM

Pompey’s Triple Champion Lord.

LORD IS THOMAS – ie LORD’S – JON AYLING FROM PORTSMOUTH PLAYED AND WON IN THREE LORD’S FINALS

They visited the Victorian Navy for 843.

AUSTRALIA AT US GROUND 1893 – 843 WAS AT THE TIME THE HIGHEST SCORE IN FIRST-CLASS CRICKET

He scored Hampshire’s last first-class century and last limited-overs fifty at Northlands Road plus Hampshire’s first century at the Rose Bowl in 2000

LAWRIE PRITTIPAUL – 152 v DERBYS at NORTHLANDS ROAD, THEN A HALF CENTURY IN THE LAST SUNDAY LEAGUE MATCH THERE AND ALSO THE FIRST CENTURY WHICH WAS FOR THE 2nd XI IN 2000 – THE SEASON BEFORE THE FIRST XI PLAYED AT THE ROSE BOWL.

Lawrie spoke at the Portsmouth Supporters lunch today about  growing up with cricket in Portsmouth and in Hampshire’s junior and senior sides. He then described his involvement in CAGE CRICKET which is for everyone and anyone but is aimed at young people from inner cities, including disabled cricketers and boys/girls, men/women. For more info about CAGE CRICKET use the search box here or go to: http://www.cagecricket.com/



Hear Hear!
September 30, 2012, 6:19 pm
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MANY thanks to Alan Edwards for his comment on the piece below about Catching & Keeping. It warranted a special post so here it is – excellent stuff:

Dave-in preparation for next HCS Newsletter, I have been reserching best performances since the introduction of 4-day cricket in 1993. Figures below will include other than Championship matches, but they indicate some landmark achievements by Hampshire players in 2012:-

Liam’s 37 catches are a record for post-1993. The last player to hold as many catches was Paul Terry – 39 in 1989.

Michael Bates’ tally of 57 dismissals has only been exceeded by Nic Pothas, who claimed 58 (56/2) in 2006.

In reaching 1000 runs in all matches, Jimmy Adams has now performed the feat on 4 occasions-a record for the post 1993 era. Three men have done so on 3 occasions, viz Michael Carberry, Robin Smith and Paul Terry;

David Balcombe’s 64 wickets puts him in 6th place. The best remains Shaun Udual’s 74 wickets in 1993. James Tomlinson’s 67 wickets in 2008 places him 5th.

Time to sing the praises of our “moderns”!

 



Hampshire ‘in’
September 29, 2012, 9:52 am
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I’ve just heard the team news for today’s match v New Zealand. Is someone listening? (see below)



Portsmouth Quiz
September 28, 2012, 11:07 am
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It’s the Portsmouth Area Supporters lunch on Sunday (Emsworth) and I’m going to spring a quiz on them – absolutely for fun. I thought some of the few of you who look here might enjoy it – I’ll print the answers straight after the lunch. If you’re reading this and coming to the lunch it’s a bonus – and a reward for looking on here. The title is “A Pompey Cricket Quiz” and that’s very precise in thinking about the answers (as are dates)

Pompey batsman made a ‘pair’ in his first first-class ‘home’ match and a century in the next one

Odd man out: Wally Hammond, Neil McCorkell, Richard McIlwaine, David Rock

Southsea man whose ‘great’ father captained England a century ago and whose son batted in 1960

Record shared by Jack Newman, Dennett (Gloucs) and Shepherd (Glams)?

Southsea batter, tied up by little ‘Lofty’ in 1967

Southsea War hero and Pompey dentist brother

Not(ts) poetic justice when Southsea spinner sent off

Gentleman batsman toured with his Lordship

Pompey’s Triple Champion Lord.

They visited the Victorian Navy for 843.

He scored Hampshire’s last first-class century and last limited-overs fifty at Northlands Road plus Hampshire’s first century at the Rose Bowl in 2000



A Thought ….
September 27, 2012, 3:18 pm
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English seasons 2010-2012: T20 Champions: Hampshire, Leicestershire, Hampshire

 Best of the rest? Somerset (three Finals Days)
Number of players from the three counties playing for England in T20 World Cup?


Scorebook History
September 27, 2012, 12:43 pm
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Not too clear but if you click on it you can enlarge it.

I’m working my way through all kinds of things in the Archive including some 2nd XI scorebooks from 40+ years ago. This is from May 1971, a 40 over match Hampshire 2ndXI v Sussex 2ndXI at Chichester (Priory). Hampshire won by three wickets, Richard McIlwaine and David O’Sullivan taking them to victory after good scores from Barry Reed, Peter Ryan (an Australian) and Coach Geoff Keith. Sussex included Richard Langridge, Les Lenham, Ken Suttle, Jerry Morley, Alan Mansell (who nearly moved to Hampshire) and Paul Philipson



HS Altham and Hambledon
September 24, 2012, 8:40 pm
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For the past 12 years a Club has met twice every year at Hambledon’s Bat & Ball Inn to celebrate the achievements of the great side of the 18th Century.

Each lunch has a guest speaker (Bob Barber, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, MJK Smith, Peter Walker, Rod Bransgrove etc) and the next one in October is Robin Brodhurst, the grandson of HS Altham

The Hambledon Club now has a brand new website including a recording of Altham speaking about Hambledon and Hampshire history at:

http://www.thehambledonclub.co.uk/Recordings/Entries/1962/3/16_H._S._Altham.html