Hampshire Cricket History

The Good News
November 24, 2013, 12:42 pm
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is that despite his ‘duck’, Carberry’s place must be secure after that display!

There is an interesting situation developing which is that a pretty good England side is getting old and will need replacements soon BUT WHERE WILL THEY COME FROM? Michael Carberry is the only batsman in the team educated in an English state school and probably the last British-born black kid off the block – whereas two of them (plus Matt Prior and Ballance in reserve) are South Africans. If you look at Hampshire’s pretty well-run youth sides almost every age group is stuffed full of private school kids from the suburbs and rural areas. Lots of people like dressing up and getting pissed at the BIG games but in terms of serious participation, cricket is now a minority sport. There are hardly lots of county cricketers pressing for a place and I would suggest no obvious successor to Swann anywhere.

Still at least we do OK at other sports – no, wait a minute: England rugby union v the All Blacks. England football v Chile and Germany, England rugby league semi final yesterday. Still at least those of you from Southampton have something to cheer (and Aldershot)! I’m from Pompey …

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Ah! You miss Brad Taylor. Replacementb for Swann AND not Public School . . .


Comment by Bob Elliott

Dave, I think you have already answered the question ;BUT WHERE WILL THEY COME FROM?’ i.e. private schools and South Africa.

Comment by Peter Jeffs

I hope Bob’s right – sadly I fear Peter is!

Comment by pompeypop

Don’t forget Ireland!

Comment by James

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