Hampshire Cricket History

Atherton agrees
March 30, 2016, 9:04 am
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A couple of days ago I suggested any claim that England’s T20 chances were inhibited through the lack of an IPL/Big Bash-style Franchise were disproved by the team’s current success and the struggles of Australia and India. Even if England make no further progress they have met what Michael Atherton (Times today) describes as their “realistic hope” of a semi-final place.

Atherton concludes his piece by saying, “If they do progress, given the relative lack of success in franchised domestic leagues, it would be a poke in the eye for those who insist success cannot come without such exposure”.

On that basis alone, I hope England win the tournament, although it seems almost certain they will do so without any Hampshire players.

Incidentally, I’m at home today so no photos or updates from the Ageas Bowl. It seems that scores will appear on Hampshire’s website and Twitter.


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11.15am H: 217-4 (McManus b Riley 40, McLaren & Wood are the not out batsmen)

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