Hampshire Cricket History

The Answer
April 2, 2016, 5:07 pm
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I saw Terry Crump at Hambledon today and he got it right

It’s the Players XI v the Gentlemen at Lord’s in July 1960 – Bob E has put a scorecard link in a Comment below

Back (l-r) JT Murray (wkpr), John Edrich, Mickey Stewart, Doug Padgett, David Allen, Eric Russell

Front (l-r) Ken Barrington, Alan Moss, Brian Statham, Les Jackson, Henry Horton

Intriguing match: No play day one. One day two the Gentlemen took 62.3 overs to score 108 all out (Allen 19-6-29-4). The Players then scored 168-2 dec (Edrich 69) and on the final day, the Gentlemen declared on 227-4 (Prideaux 70, Subba Row 64). The Players needed 168 to win, and reached the final ball needing two (David Sayer 4-36). My namesake drove to long on and he and Moss ran one, turning for the winning run. Dexter gathered the ball and with a direct hit threw down the stumps so the Players ended on 167-9 – one short of victory!

Incidentally, why is Henry Horton the odd one out in the Players’ side (tomorrow’s Final offers a clue …)?

PS: I think ‘Tommo’ took three wickets today but Twitter is a bit all over the place. Probably obsessed with the ‘footy’.


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Tommo did indeed take three according to this……..sifted past the footy tweets for you 😊

@solentsport Tomlinson best figures 4 @hantscricket 15-5-21-3. 2 x wkts 4 Crane & Mclaren v @SussexCCC . Hants will bat for a 2nd time shortly

Comment by joster69

Cheers Jo! So much footy …

Comment by pompeypop

The Henry Horton answer? He’s the only one in the XI never to play for England

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