Hampshire Cricket History

Something to Show
April 30, 2014, 9:42 pm
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JV 150*


James Vince goes to 150 today.

JV 150* b

Nothing to Say Except
April 30, 2014, 5:31 pm
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Michael Bates batted very nicely and

It’s days like these that make the great days so special

50 to 100
April 30, 2014, 6:49 am
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I’ve been through all Hampshire’s batsmen with 10+ centuries and as far as I can see there are just two men ahead of Vince (now averaging 44.5% conversion). Both are amateurs and occasional players from way back

RM Poore: 10 x 100s and 9 x 50s = 52.6% (7 x 100s in 1899)

CB Fry: 14 x 100s and 15 x 50s = 48.3%

Vince is the only other above 40%

I have found 22 players above 25%

Tony Middleton has the best record of any Hampshire-born player (35%)

And even more JV!
April 29, 2014, 7:26 pm
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From Peter Jeffs (thanks):

“I thought you might like to see this super piece on James Vince on ESPN Cricinfo (is it THE David Lloyd as the author??)
Click on this link http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-cricket-2014/content/story/740265.html
This is a brilliant site as you probably know.”
(Incidentally Peter I suspect it’s not the Bumble. There were a couple of guys in the Press Box I didn’t know – although Simon Wilde was there yesterday, so maybe a feature on Sunday next? As Dave (or in cricketing terms David) Allen, I sympathise with anyone who shares their name with someone famous!)


It’s Raining Hard
April 29, 2014, 10:59 am
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Mid-day and heading for another shortest match at this ground ….


1.15pm update. Another inspection in one hour. Sun is out

3.30 (2nd Update) – I’m at home in Portsmouth where it’s a beautiful summer day – as it has been for most of the day I gather

If we get a full day tomorrow (!) the only issue will be bonus points and the maximum length of the match will be 170 overs. That will make it the 7th shortest ever on this ground and push the previous match v Worcs into 10th place. Of course if it rains again it may be even fewer overs


More Vince
April 29, 2014, 7:50 am
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His first-class conversion rate 50 to 100 for Hampshire was around 43% at the start of this season (and better than that now)

By comparison, Phil Mead, Robin Smith and Michael Carberry all around 37%

Roy Marshall and Jimmy Adams around 27%

Alan Edwards tells me he’s the youngest man ever to get 10 first-class centuries for Hampshire

Drawing Conclusions
April 28, 2014, 5:14 pm
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The Daily Echo today reports that Hampshire won fewer home Championship matches in the five years 2009-2013 than any other county. It struck me that the majority of matches were almost certainly drawn and here are some interesting figures

In the first five seasons at the Rose Bowl Hampshire played 40 matches of which 12 were drawn = 30% drawn

In the past five seasons at the Rose/Ageas Bowl Hampshire played 38 matches* of which 24 were drawn = 63% drawn

In the past five seasons over all counties in both divisions,  there have been 309 draws in 720 matches = 43% drawn

* two fewer, because both at Basingstoke, one lost, one drawn