Hampshire Cricket History


Wickets lovely wickets
May 20, 2016, 1:49 pm
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I’m keeping a check on the rates at which wickets fall on each ground (they’ve all been at county headquarters to date). At Trent Bridge there have been three matches and a wicket has fallen every 7.9 overs. That works out at 12 wickets in a 96 over day. Then in order

Edgbaston (2 matches) wicket every 8.5 overs – 11 wickets per 96 overs

Old Trafford (2) 9.5 overs – 10 wickets

Durham (3) 10.1 overs – 9.5 wickets

Ageas Bowl (2) 11 overs – 8.7 wickets

Headingley (2) 11.8 overs – 8 wickets

Oval (3) 12.4 overs – 7.75 wickets

Lord’s (2) 13.1 overs – 7.3 wickets

Taunton (2) 14.9 overs – 6.5

It’s early days of course and the Edgbaston figure might be skewed by the recent ‘dodgy’ pitch that required a ‘Steward’s Enquiry’ (albeit no action taken). Nonetheless it’s difficult to be surprised by the bottom three, especially Taunton.

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Here’s a bit more (Div One) In 21 matches there have been six positive results and 15 draws (72%). There has been an average of 27 wickets per match and an average of 283 overs per match which allowing for change of innings is almost exactly the equivalent of three days out of four. The average of one day in every four lost, is partly through early finish results but mainly time lost to rain.

Comment by pompeypop

Yes I saw that Paul. Aldershot & Eastleigh in Div 5? How about a seven-a-side T20 type competition!

Comment by pompeypop

T20 football equivalent is surely a penalty shoot out!

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