Hampshire Cricket History


I’m beginning to wonder …
August 29, 2015, 9:36 am
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whether anyone in first-class cricket is capable of a sensible sentence.

On the BBC website today, there are previews of the four teams and two fixtures. After KDJ assesses Hampshire’s record and prospects, Stephen Moore, the former Lancashire batsman, talks about his ex-county, opening with the following sentence

“Much has been said over the last few years of Lancashire being the most consistent T20 side in county cricket …”

Really Stephen? Have your conversations been limited to the Old Trafford Pavilion for a few months?

Are we talking about the same¬†Lancashire, who lost Finals in 2014 and 2005 and have never actually won the competition – and incidentally haven’t won a single limited overs trophy of any kind in the 21st century?

Now they might well win today and then perhaps people might justifiably begin to discuss such things but this is their third Finals day in the past six, while for Hampshire it’s six out of six with two wins.

“Most consistent?”

Humbug


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Have Lancs contested the most T20 QFs? Maybe this is what he refers to. Still wrong mind you given Hampshire tendency to make finals day

Comment by Paul

Yes they have, and they’ve lost four QFs to Hampshire’s one (2009) – but why would QFs be the criterion for “consistency”?

Comment by pompeypop

Perhaps the consistency is based on wins in group games. Have Lancashire finished in the top 2 in their group more often than Hampshire as I think 5 of Hampshire’s last 7 quarter finals were away from home as they had not won as many games in the group stage.

Comment by Martin

Most wins overall in terms of all games whether they be group games or knockout games.

Comment by Ian

Thanks Ian – I may begin to concede now they’ve won it but it seemed to me otherwise to be rather like arguing that Yorkshire and Hampshire have been the most “consistent” sides in Div One this year!

Comment by pompeypop

The other basis he might have said it on was that they have only failed to get out the group stages three times out of thirteen tournaments. So many ways to say it to suit different teams arguments I guess.

Comment by Ian




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