Hampshire Cricket History

April Showers
April 28, 2016, 9:09 am
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During April there have been 19 County Championship matches in the two divisions, five of which ended in victory and defeat, while 14 (74%) were drawn

Seven of the 19 matches went into a fourth innings, while one more was an innings victory for Essex.

Eight of the 19 matches went only into the third innings. Of the other three games, one was abandoned without a ball bowled, one got to the second innings and one just had one (partial) innings

Most teams have played two matches; three have played three each – Warwickshire (top), Essex (top) and Gloucestershire (third).

The bowling averages are dominated by the quicker bowlers. In the First Division, five men have 10 or more wickets and in the Second a further four – all pace men. In three matches, Jeetan Patel has eight wickets and is 24th in the Division One averages, while Ansari (13th) and Rashid (42nd) each have four wickets. In Division Two Taylor of Gloucestershire has seven wickets in his three matches and is 16th. Incidentally Tom Alsop is in 20th place with his two wickets and seems to be the leading wicketkeeper!

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The 7 Div One draws have averaged 261 overs, so 4 lost sessions per game.

Next year we’ll probably have 12 games instead of 9, maybe even 16.

Maybe this is taking Quality at the expense of Quantity a tad too far?

Comment by Jeremy

Perhaps the T20 competition should be moved to April as it’s much easier to complete a T20 in between the showers.

Comment by Hedgehog

I’d play T20 in December and January where the floodlights would have the most effect!

Comment by James

In the 9 matches in division 1 there were 840 overs lost to the weather. This is 24% of the total possible. In the 10 division 2 matches there were 1074 lost overs (28%). 10 total days were lost out of the possible 76 plus another 3 days where there were just a few overs. Thank goodness for British Summer Time !

Comment by Tigger

Excellent stats – many thanks.

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