Hampshire Cricket History


Island from the air
May 22, 2016, 5:53 am
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1956 WHITES SPORTS GROUND OPENS

Brian (see below) has sent me more, including this which I’ve never seen before. It is the JS White’s ground and his caption has it as 1956 in which case , given the size of the crowds, the number of cars and the marquees it must be Hampshire’s first Championship match at Cowes (there were two in Newport, 1938 & 1939).

This is almost exactly 60 years ago: 26-29 May 1956

Hants 370-7 dec drew with Worcs 196 & (following on) 305-8. Worcs recovered from 77-4

Ingleby-Mackenzie 130*, Henry Horton 93, Shackleton 7-103 in the match. For Worcs, Outschoorn 154*, Martin Horton 70. David Blake kept wicket for Hampshire.

 

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