Hampshire Cricket History


Saturday Sun
May 7, 2016, 4:34 pm
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I’m not sure if Nick Drake liked cricket but his song would have done nicely this afternoon as I watched cricket in really hot sunshine (see also the Comment from ‘Hedgehog’ on the previous post):

PCC v Totton & E 1

The photographer from the Pompey News was on the spot to get some pix for the Monday edition – down by the seafront in the ‘poshest’ bit of town. He saw Portsmouth CC bat first v Totton & Eling (formerly BAT) in Division One of the Southern League (which is of course, the second division)

PCC v Totton & E 2

Among the participants, was the umpire – a pal of mine and also a former teacher, Chris Vincent. We grew up together in the city, played cricket at (different) local grammar schools and he went on to play for the now-defunct South Hants Touring Club while I played for the now-defunct Fareham Park Lane and subsequently the now-defunct Moneyfields. There’s probably a story there somewhere …

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As I lived in one of the roads (actually called “Grove”) leading down to the pitch, I am delighted to know that I used to live in the “poshest” part of town!

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