Hampshire Cricket History


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


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Well I can start with the last which is Lawrence Prittipaul. I recall seeing his 152 against Derbyshire at Northlands Road (on debut?) which was not only Hampshire’s last first-class century at the ground but also his career best.

Comment by SteveG

Well done Steve, absolutely right. There’s a key point to the question (for the lunch) which I’ll explain tomorrow

Comment by pompeypop

Actually here’s a clue for question one. I’ve spent this afternoon in his company watching Rugby on Portsea Island

Comment by pompeypop

Newman, Dennett & Shepherd all took over 2,000 first class wickets? (and they must have been fairly shattered after that!)

Comment by SteveG




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