Hampshire Cricket History

One for Bob (E)
March 30, 2016, 6:10 pm
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He met up with the unlucky Charlie van der Gucht recently and yesterday we met Raj Maru in the Pavilion watching a bit of cricket in his school holidays. Here are the two of them leaving the field at Northlands after playing for Hampshire Cricket Board in a (NatWest?) knock out match against the full Glamorgan side about 15 years ago. Charlie bowled rather nicely I seem to remember …

Van der Gucht, Maru HCB .jpg



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Phew! I thought you were going to ask me who the umpires were . . .!!!

Comment by Bob Elliott

Hah! They were JH Harris and Alan Whitehead.
Nat West Round 3, June 1999 (50 overs):
Glams 245-8 (Steve James 87, van der Gucht 3-35)
HCB 177 (CJ Nevin 56, Thomas 3-35)
Prittipaul, Maru, & van der Gucht played for HCB.
Maynard, Dale, Powell, Croft, Cosker, Watkin, & Parkin for Glams.

Comment by pompeypop

I was there, and I can still hear the chanting of “Charlie, Charlie….” ringing in my ears as they came off the field.

Comment by John West

I was excited that there were two or three ex Portsmouth schoolboys in the HCB side. I wonder whether that will ever happen again? ( one was Lawrie Prittipaul).

Comment by pompeypop

Just for correctness, and future reference, it should be Charlie Van der Gucht, not van. I have written evidence . . .

Comment by Bob Elliott

Wasn’t Alan Whitehead the ump who travelled around the country in a caravan to sleep in throughout the season?

Comment by Paul

BTW who were the other Paradise ex schoolboys?

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