Hampshire Cricket History

20 All Out
June 15, 2013, 1:38 pm
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What is perhaps most unusual about the Essex score on Friday 14 June 2013 is that it was the lowest by any side since 1983 (Surrey 14 all out v Essex) when matches were played over three days and scores were often lower than they are today.

The Essex innings lasted 14.2 overs with six ‘ducks’ – neither (see below) a record.

Hampshire have recorded one lower first-class score and two others in the twenties:

1878: Hampshire started with an innings defeat in 1878 v MCC at Lord’s, when they were dismissed for 24 & 65. Rylott had match figures of 14-34. Hampshire’s 24 was their record lowest at the time and their third lowest first-class score ever.

1922: Hampshire won one of the most remarkable victories ever v Warwickshire at Edgbaston on 14-16 June 1922: Warwickshire: 223 (Santall 84, Hon FS Calthorpe 70, Boyes 4-56, Newman 4-70), Hampshire: 15 (Mead 6*, Howell 6-7, Calthorpe 4-4) & (following on) 521 (Brown 172, Livsey 110*). Warwickshire (needing 314 to win) 158 (Smith 41, Quaife 40, Newman 5-53, Kennedy 4-47)

The Hampshire first innings of 15 lasted 8.5 overs or 53 balls which is the shortest ever completed first-class innings. The eight ducks equals the record for a first-class innings and there has been only one other instance in the Championship.

1958: Hampshire had been leading the Championship and were in contention for their first title when they went to Burton-on-Trent to play Derbyshire on 13 August. Derbyshire were invited to bat and at 8-1 rain caused play to be abandoned for the day. On the next day Derbyshire were dismissed for 74 in the 33rd over then Hampshire managed just 23 all out in 16 overs and four balls, with five ‘ducks’. The game finished that day with Derbyshire scoring just 107 in their second innings but dismissing Hampshire for 55 in the 30th over. 39 wickets fell on day two and Malcolm Heath had match figures of 13-87 but finished on the losing side, as did Mike Barnard who top-scored in both innings with 5 & 16. Hampshire ended the season runners-up.


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