Hampshire Cricket History

Half Wits
June 10, 2016, 7:45 am
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Last year we played about 60% of a match in Cardiff which was then abandoned because of a dodgy pitch. Such things have happened before – most notably at two Test Matches in the West Indies

On those occasions the small amount of play has been included in the team and player records – the matches, however short, still stand.

The ECB however has decreed that Cardiff last year does not count. If there had been a great storm at that point and the match was abandoned because the pitch was unfit the records would have stood. Now they don’t however, so Jimmy Adams played his 100th List A match the other day, even though it was his 101st. It means too that he didn’t score 13*, that Liam Dawson did not take 3-21 and that Ingram failed to score 51 for Glamorgan.

Maybe we could have a referendum to opt out of the ECB?



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Comment by Jeremy

Well if you are going to list every ridiculous decision the ECB make this blog is going to get very very long!

Comment by James

Is this a recent decision? I assume ECB will cover the cost of reprinting Wisden, Playfair and the handbooks with the corrected statistics.

Comment by Hedgehog

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