Hampshire Cricket History


Hampshire champion
April 3, 2016, 5:18 pm
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Congratulations to Darren Sammy. As for England, I guess we’re used to the Hampshire guys not being selected, but how come Liam Dawson – one of the finest catchers in our entire history – sits on the bench while a Kent wicketkeeper is sent as sub to backward square leg, from where he didn’t exactly drop a reasonable chance because he didn’t get anywhere near it. Terrific game, but England had too many players who contributed nothing today (Roy, Hales, Morgan – except for captaincy – Ali, & Stokes).

Ah well, first-class cricket in whites tomorrow. Hooray!

PS Perhaps a certain irony in Dawson watching Stokes hit for four sixes – do you remember that game v Durham at the Bowl a few years ago (see below)

Stokes five sixes v Dawson

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Bit harsh on Ben Stokes there……took three important catches

Comment by joster69

He’s supposed to bowl and bat too Jo. Highest innings in the tournament 15, average 12.5 and one good bowling spell v NZ (3-26) – otherwise he took 1-153 throughout the games. Those guys get paid a fortune to execute those skills. It’s tough but it’s what they want apparently …

Comment by pompeypop

I believe Stokes was exhausted by the time it got to the twentieth over. Surely it is time to reduce their workload.

Fifteen15 must be the way ahead!

Comment by James

Apparently two ex-Hampshire captains played important roles in beating England. Mark Nicholas and Shane Warne both made disparaging comments about the West Indies which their players used as motivation. I don’t know what Warne said but Samuels referred to it when accepting the M-o-M award. I learned this morning that before the tournament started Mark Nicholas observed that the West Indies “have no brains”. An image of glass houses comes to mind … It was clear from post-match interviews that the West Indies have all kinds of issues with all kinds of people and organisations. It seemed to help!

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