Hampshire Cricket History

Australian Summer (1)
May 30, 2013, 2:53 pm
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Mead 182 Test

They’re off for a mixture of bad light and bad tempers at Northampton with Dawson leading the fight for Hampshire. Meanwhile I’ve been sorting out some bits from the Archives, including a range of items about Hampshire and the Australians. This first one is from a photocopy of the scorebook at the Oval (5th) Test in 1921 when Phil Mead scored 182* – the highest home Test score v Australia until Hutton’s record 17 years later. George Brown and Hon Lionel Tennyson (captain) also played in this match. There is a photo of the innings on the Atrium walkway.

You can see a larger version by clicking on it

PS: They came back on long enough for Wheater to get out. He scored 40 which is OK but I suspect if Bates had played and scored 40 we’d have thought he’d done quite nicely. Dawson is still there but they’re off again. The forecast is OK for the last two days but neither of these sides will give much to the other – it looks like the draw already, in which case Hampshire need batting points. While there hasn’t been as much rain as last year it’s spread out, so that four of the first six matches have lost enough time to prevent a result. The other two were in satisfactory weather and it was win one, lose one. 

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