Hampshire Cricket History

January 30, 2013, 4:09 pm
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Hampshire lost the first match of the season at Derby but won the other three. At Southampton Penn took 14 wickets in the match for Kent but they lost by 236 runs. Hampshire then beat Derbyshire at Southampton in late July even though William Mycroft had match figures of 17-103 for Derbyshire. Of the two other Hampshire wickets to fall, Mycroft caught one. He was a left-arm bowler who apparently bowled fast but also spun the ball – an interestingly dangerous combination. He enjoyed considerable success that year with Derbyshire and MCC

In 1895 Walter Mead (also WM) took 17 wickets for Essex against Hampshire and these are the only two occasions when a bowler has taken 17 wickets in a first-class match and finished on the losing side.

In mid-August, AW Ridley (see 1875) scored 104 as Hampshire beat Kent by innings at Faversham. Ridley also took 10-113 and Tate 9-121 in the match. With three victories in four matches, this was Hampshire’s best season before they entered the Championship in 1895

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