Hampshire Cricket History


T20 Exception
June 10, 2016, 9:11 pm
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It’s a strange thing that in Hampshire’s five T20 matches, the chasing side has only won once (Glamorgan). Even Hampshire’s one victory was defending that fairly low total against Kent.

Generally, as I’ve noted before, teams batting second enjoy most success these days – this evening, no fewer than five of the six matches ended in victory for the chasing sides. In addition, two matches in the northern group were abandoned without starting tonight – the first such abandonments this season.

PS To the end of last night’s matches (10 June) virtually two-thirds of all 2016 matches had been won by the team batting second (chasing):

Won batting first (defending): 13

Won batting second (chasing): 24

Abandoned, no result: 2

Those results somewhat ‘skewed’ by Hampshire’s matches, where the team batting first has won 4 out of 5.

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It looks as if:
Only 1/17 times has a first innings of 170 or less been successfully defended.
4/11 a total over 180 has been chased down.
The sweet spot is 171-180 – defended 4x, lost 5x.

Which makes most games non-events from quite early on. Which is why the format has no legs long term.

Comment by Jeremy

Thanks for that Jeremy

Comment by Dave Allen

Interesting to note, from CricketArchives numbers, that in the two no result matches last night, there was a toss in the Warwickshire Yorksire match and that gets a full number, hence counts as a match, while in the Notss Derby match there was no toss and the match gets a number with an a after it, hence no match. So what about the Glamorgan match last year.

Comment by Bob Murrell

Maybe because the coin landed on the illegal pitch it meant the toss was also illegal so the match couldn’t count?

(I don’t believe that for a minute but it’s the kind of explanation you expect from the ECB!).

Comment by James




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