Hampshire Cricket History

Youngest List A 100s
June 16, 2016, 9:03 am
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A bit rushed this morning – if you saw my first list some additions, although no change at the top.

As far as I can see Tom Alsop’s yesterday was the youngest List A 100 for Hampshire v a First Class County – at around 20 years, 6.5 (ish) months.

However his captain & partner during a period of his innings, James Vince scored one v Scotland when about one month younger (2011)

There have been no teenage List A centurions – unlike first-class/Championship cricket where there have been quite a few for Hampshire


Gordon Greenidge 21

Robin Smith 21

John Francis 21

Sean Ervine 22

Benny Howell 22

Chris Benham 23

Jason Laney 23

Shane Watson 24

Adam Wheater 24

Plus Barry Richards, Matthew Hayden, Greg Lamb, Glenn Maxwell and Richard Scott 25


Hampshire have posted 31 scores of 300+ in List A. The highest in 1975 was a 60 over match (v Glams). In addition, from 1969 they played more than they do now (Gillette Cup, Sunday League, B&H Cup). The number of 300+ scores has increased/stayed level, every decade and 15 (virtually 50%) have been this century

1960s: 1 (v Non First-class side)
1970s: 3 (1 v non f/c)
1980s: 5 (3 v non f/c)
1990s: 7 (3 v non f/c)
2000s: 7 (1 non f/c)
2010s: 8 (i non f/c) and not yet finished
Non first class = Minor County, Ireland, Scotland etc

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Would Tom have broken the record if he had batted on against Essex?

Has he made the best List A start by a Hampshire player?

Simon Young Managing Director Cage 4 All CIC

Tel : 07547 003352 http://www.cage4all.org

Comment by Simon Young

1. No – just 10 days ago so not quite

2. I surrender! No real idea although I suspect yes and my research skills are not sophisticated enough to do anything other than check every player who’s ever played in List A, since 1963 – when incidentally Mike Barnard’s 98 was higher than Tom’s debut

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