Hampshire Cricket History


Good News
March 31, 2016, 5:22 pm
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Surprising as it might seem, I rather enjoyed today’s semi-final and I’m delighted by the results of both games and by the women’s result today. Why?

  1. If T20 success leads to a revival of West Indies cricket that will be good news. From my first season watching Hampshire we had two Caribbean cricketers and over the years a good few terrific ones.
  2. As I was suggesting a couple of days ago, countries don’t need big money T20 Franchises to perform at international level. The IPL and Big Bash countries are gone and India were pretty lucky to get as close to the Final as they did

So now I’m looking forward to the ECB enjoying what’s happened, shutting up, and focusing on improving the County Championship. It’s a certainty …

(isn’t it?)

Incidentally I know Chris Gayle hit 100* v England and is considered a ‘superstar’ but he was out cheaply today to a nasty heave across the line to a full toss. Apart from that century, his last eight T20 innings have been (in reverse order): 4, 5, 20, 6, 0, 37, 0, 60.

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Re the scorecard below what a contribution the West Indians made to both counties….trophies after decades in which there weren’t.

Looking forward to the T20 final.

Comment by StephenFH

Chris Gayle is a legend ………. in his own mind.

Comment by James




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