Hampshire Cricket History


A Quiet Start
April 4, 2016, 2:38 pm
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Joe Weatherley's first ball.JPG

Joe Weatherley defends his first ball in first-class cricket, bowled by Kamau Leverock (Cardiff University). Joe has since gone on to pass fifty which makes him the ninth Hampshire player to pass fifty on first-class debut in the 21st century. The others were:

Richard Hindley (in the second innings) 68* in 2003 (also against a Welsh side – he broke his hand and never played again)

Benny Howell, 71 also in the second innings, against Lancashire in 2011 and

Sean Terry with 59* in the following year v Loughborough University

Bilal Shafayat 93 v Derbys 2012

George Bailey 93 v Leics 2013

Adam Wheater 56* v Leics 2013

Glen Maxwell 85 v Worcester 2014

Nathan Rimmington 65* v Essex 2014

The highest score in the first innings of a first-class debut for Hampshire is 93 by Bilal Shafayat and George Bailey (above) and the highest overall (i.e. second innings) 94 by Paul Whitaker in 1994. Six men have scored centuries in their first game for Hampshire, but all six had played first-class elsewhere (most recently John Crawley).

PS Alsop and Weatherley have just passed Hampshire’s record first wicket partnership v Cardiff University (112 by Michael Brown and Jimmy Adams)

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Apologies if you saw an earlier version – I hadn’t updated everything. I think this is now correct

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