Hampshire Cricket History

Bristol in the Rain?
June 14, 2016, 7:40 am
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A few stats to keep your eye on or to re-kindle memories – assuming it’s not a wash-out

Hampshire v Gloucs: P 59, Won 26 Lost 29, Tied 2, No Result 2 (plus 4 abandoned)


Hampshire: 311-4 at Bristol in 1974

Gloucestershire: 350-5 at the Rose Bowl in 2008. This is the 3rd highest ever v Hants (behind 358-6 and 352-6) and the highest on a Hants ground v Hants


Hampshire: 77 at Bristol in 1970

Gloucestershire: 62 at Bristol in 1975 – only one more run than record lowest by any team v Hants)


Hampshire: BA Richards 129 at Bristol in 1974

Gloucestershire: DM Green 127* at Bristol in 1970


Hampshire: TE Jesty 6-46 at Bristol in 1979 – equals the most wickets for Hants in List A v any first-class county

Gloucestershire: MJ Procter 6-13 at Southampton in 1977 – the second best figures v Hants, including Hat-Trick and 4 wkts in 5 balls* (see below)

FIELDING: The most catches in an innings for any side v Hants is three. It has been achieved many times including for Gloucs by R Davis, R Cunliffe and M Windows in consecutive seasons 1997/8/9. VP Terry held three for Hants v Gloucs but the Hants record is five (JM Rice)

WICKETKEEPING: The record in these matches for both sides is four victims (A Aymes and S Adshead). Neither is an overall county record

COUNTY RECORD PARTNERSHIPS: Hampshire: 10th wicket – A Roberts and J Rice, 61 at Bristol in 1975. None of Gloucestershire’s record partnerships are v Hampshire

*THE GREAT GAME: B&H Semi-Final (55 overs) at Southampton in 1977

Gloucs 180 all out in 54.2 (from 107-1 – Sadiq M 76, Mottram 3-21)

Hants 173 all out in 54.3 (from 18-4 – Cowley 59, Turner 49, Procter 6-13)

Gloucs won by 7 runs with three balls remaining



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At the end of the season in which Gloucs won the epic B&H SF we went to the last day of the final Championship match at Bristol. A determined Hants won relatively easily and denied the home side the title, for whom I think, the wait continues(??).

A good day at the cricket in the sunshine!

Comment by StephenFH

Absolutely right – very close first innings but then Hampshire won easily. If you accept that the Championship began in 1890 (and not everyone does) then Gloucs have never been Champions – go back further as someone as eminent as Peter Wynee-Thomas does and they did win it in the days of Grace’s dominance.

There must have been a bigger crowd back then than there is today – as the Gloucs commentator said, it’s “paltry”.

Comment by pompeypop

The weather looks gloomy in Bristol. We’ve had bright sun in Pompey (but windy) since about 11am. No news on CricHQ still about the 2ndXI – perhaps weathered-off again.

Comment by pompeypop

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