Hampshire Cricket History

It’s a Record!
October 10, 2012, 2:09 pm
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I’m just watching the end of Hampshire’s awful T20 match against Auckland Aces in the Champions League. I can confirm in the 50th anniversary of the start of knock-out matches between first-class sides that Hampshire have never travelled further (circa 8,000 miles) to play for fewer overs (35th over) to be knocked out of any competition in the first match. Still at least there were only 27 people watching (plus 20 dancing girls).

PS: Captain ‘Dimi’ Mascarenhas said “It’s a shame when the wicket dictates the whole game and losing the toss of a coin. But to their credit they got it in the right areas and, after we made 120, we were never going to win that. Carbs played nicely and stuck in there and we thought we had a chance to get up to 140 at one stage but we just kept losing wickets and it’s hard to create a big score when you keep losing wickets like that.”

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Michael Bates is playing in today’s game, so that means he has played in every game this season. If not a record, it must be rare for a wicketkeeper.


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