Hampshire Cricket History


Sad days
June 11, 2016, 5:52 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

This is turning into one of the seasons about which, as a fan or supporter, just about the only thing to be said is that it sorts us out. Keep caring in a year like this and you know you care! The team are having a bit of a break which I hope helps them but James Vince’s first Test Match series has come to an end in the most disappointing fashion possible. Since Nick Compton is the focus of the media at present, James is yet to be subjected to any intense criticism but after 54 runs at 13.5 it might not be long. I guess what has to be said is that there is not yet any evidence that he can make the grade at Test level. I hope he gets another chance and I hope he puts that right. One extraordinary stat that has emerged is that in this match England’s actual numbers 3 & 4 (Compton & Root, then Root & Vince), contributed just eight runs between them in four innings and that’s the lowest aggregate ever for England, when all four have batted and been out.

Maybe, all-round, it can’t get any worse. Maybe things have to start improving. Maybe.

Advertisements

3 Comments so far
Leave a comment

Comment from ESPN
There was a first-ball duck, too, for James Vince, who has failed to secure a maiden Test half-century in this series, and who naively left a delivery from Nuwan Pradeep which skipped back down the hill to hit his off stump. So far he has been a player of style rather than substance.
http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-sri-lanka-2016/content/story/1025365.html

Comment by Paul

Thanks Paul – fair comment I think but let’s hope …

Comment by Dave Allen

I seem to recollect Vince didn’t do very well with the Lions at first, so maybe he’s a bit of slow starter. Let’s hope the selectors give longer to prove himself.
Compton is likely to go which may help James.

Comment by Paul




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: