Hampshire Cricket History


Hampshire’s Best
April 25, 2015, 11:42 am
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We may be missing our strike bowler this year but one who rarely missed for 20 (+) years was Derek Shackleton. I note from Bob Murrell’s stats, that Hampshire’s best match figures ever v Notts were by ‘Shack’ at Cowes in June 1957.

There was rain and just two hours play on day one but on the Monday, Hampshire declared at 1pm, on 286-5 after centuries by Roy Marshall and Henry Horton. It was Desmond Eagar’s last year but as in a number of games, Ingleby-Mackenzie was captain as ‘Shack’ took 7-81 (in 32.1 overs) to give Hampshire a lead of 27. Giles scored a century for Notts, then Hampshire scored 167-5 dec in 44 overs (Rayment 80).

Notts needed 195 to win and went for the target but in the 38th over they were all out for 114. ‘Shack’ bowled all 19 overs from one end, taking 6-54 while Malcolm Heath and Jimmy Gray took two wickets each. Notts’ England opener and captain, Reg Simpson, scored 3 & 0.

‘Shack’s’ match figures: 51.1-14-135-13

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Just before my time, but I could name 9 of these players. The two that I didn’t recognise were Eagar and Vic Cannings. (To be fair, it was Malcolm Heath’s height, rather than his face I recognised).

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