Hampshire Cricket History

June 4, 2016, 8:25 am
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No cricket today – down this way even Portsmouth and Havant are away so rather than think about last night here’s a puzzler or two to amuse you – all about limited-overs cricket.


Who are these two (left) and what special feat in a ‘one day’ game are they explaining to Mike Taylor (who had retired when they did it)?

What ‘one day’ record against Hampshire is shared by IT Botham and Gareth Andrew?

Was Hampshire’s victory at Chelmsford their first one-day semi-final success?

Who was run out in an Essex v Hants semi-final but reprieved by a Hants-born umpire?

Essex won that match but what was the margin of victory?

Have a fun day!

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Tilcon Trophy (SF) winners? The run-out GG and didn’t Essex play out a maiden last over to win by losing fewer wickets??

Radlett next week; which of the other 18 counties have Hants played in a OD match in Hertfordshire? Where?

Comment by StephenFH

Cheers Stephen – Not Tilcon although good guess. Perhaps I should say the feat of those two was v Essex.

GG etc absolutely correct – Essex lost one fewer wicket at So’ton in 1985.

Yours? I’m guessing (Herts not my strength!) Northants?

Comment by pompeypop

Could that be Essex again as it shares a border with Herts? Bishops Stortford perhaps?

Comment by Ian

Back from Saturday morning shopping and checked to see that my contribution was correct, but MAYBE only as far as I went? Northants played quite a lot of limited-overs games at Tring, Herts but I’ve no idea whether there were other grounds in the county or other counties that played there.

Incidentally, if you look up London Road Tring you can find a photo link to David Turner leaving the field injured which got me interested – however it’s not our DRT. He did top-score for us in our only Sunday League match there in 1976 but a Peter Willey century took the game to the ‘home’ side.

Comment by pompeypop

Tring was the ground I was thinking of; re Essex playing in Herts….certainly could be… they played on several grounds.

Re the Chelmsford SF, a Robin Smith mis-cue outside his off-stump that went to the boundary was important….not even ‘canny’ Keith Fletcher had a field setting for that one! Mark Nicholas came off with the look of a man who had had a monkey on his shoulder for years just fly away.

Comment by StephenFH

The two former players are Stephen Andrew and Bob Herman..

Graham Gooch was the Essex player run out (by a mile…..)

Comment by John Cottrell

Stephen Andrew YES but not Bob Herman. The other is from the same decade as Stephen.

Gooch indeed, there’s a photo in the Handbook and it showed live on TV but no replays back then.

Comment by pompeypop

I know Stephen Andrew returned his best one-day figures against Hampshire so could it be that both the players pictured did that?

Comment by James

That’s a good one James – on the right track in terms of BBs and Essex

Comment by pompeypop

OK the other player is John Stephenson who like Stephen Andrew played for both Essex and Hampshire so maybe they both achieved their one-day best bowling figures in the same Hampshire v Essex game whilst playing for different sides?

Comment by James

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