Hampshire Cricket History

So-So Morning
August 18, 2014, 12:03 pm
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Three wickets this morning is reasonable but the forecasts suggest the game might finish around 4pm and Kent’s 6th wicket is so far worth 47 – I wonder why Briggs, who took a wicket last night, isn’t bowling?

Meanwhile, as expected, Essex won early and are currently second although whatever the result, Hampshire will overtake them. Surrey have less time to dismiss Leicestershire but they are generally poor and sure enough contrived to lose three wickets in the first 14 overs – so lunch is a bit of a nervous affair.

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Reluctance to enforce to follow-on may prove costly . . .

Comment by Bob Elliott

I thought that was likely Bob (but not necessarily right) but I’m less sure about batting on to a target in excess of 500. I’d have thought 450 would suffice. But we shall see – still hopeful

Comment by pompeypop

I think the 500 target was significantly influenced by the fact that of the three Championship wins Kent had last season two involved them chasing over 400!

Comment by James

Yes but in the history of FIRST-CLASS cricket world wide there have only been eight instances of a team scoring 500+ to win a game – and only one in England, 89 years ago! In recent years the best was 479-6 by Somerset at Taunton (inevitably) in 2009 or 472-3 by Middlesex v Yorkshire last year (what is it with Yorkshire?)

Comment by pompeypop

True but our coach said it was a factor!

Comment by James

Yes the Middx 472 was with Yorkshire earlier this season.

Comment by Ian Pearce

Apologies – quite right Ian – a Dr Who moment there. I’m already living in 2015 (in Div One!)

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