Hampshire Cricket History

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April 8, 2016, 2:21 pm
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Eng women v H 2ndXI

Eng women v H 2ndXI b

On Sunday 16 August, 1971 – 45 years before the Vipers were dreamed about – at the County Ground Southampton:

Hampshire 217-5 dec (Barry Reed 62, Andy Murtagh 56, Geoff Keith 53, John Rice 23*, Pam Ferdinand 3-48)

England Women 164-8 (Rachel Heyhoe 83, Ann Sanders 22*, Chris Watmough 12, Jill Cruwys 11, Mervyn Burden 5-76)

Match Drawn


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In the action photo the non-striker is Barry Reed. Peter Ryan was a useful Aussie but not eligible in the days of Richards, Roberts, O’Sullivan etc. He played Southern League for Waterlooville – then one of the top local sides.

Comment by pompeypop

“Oh! Those leg glances!” and “Hampshire cricket’s shapeliest opponents” – look out Dave the PC mob will be on your trail for reproducing such disgraceful literature!

Comment by James

Absolutely right James – you didn’t see the worst of it!

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