Hampshire Cricket History

Bigger Scores (T20)
June 17, 2016, 6:40 am
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In 2015, Hampshire played 14 T20 matches and in only three did neither side reach 150, while in ten matches both sides passed 150 and in one match both sides passed 200.

In 2015, the average total in an innings by both sides in Hampshire’s 14 T20 matches (28 inns) was 165.

That average is 30 runs more than Hampshire’s first season of the Sunday League in 1969, yet that was a 40-over competition so there were twice as many overs in each match. In Hampshire’s 16 matches in 1969, there were just two scores above 200 – 211-6 and 201-9.

In 2016, Hampshire have played five matches. In only one has neither side reached 150 but in that match, Glamorgan scored 143-5 after one ball of the 17th over which was all they needed to win the game. The other opposition side that failed to reach 150 was Kent (Ageas Bowl) – all out for 149 in the 20th over.

The average score by both sides in 2016 to date is 159. That is slightly lower than 2016 but mainly because of poor batting by Hampshire with all out scores of 126, 141 and 108 in three of the five matches. There has not yet been a score of 200, but three of their opponents have posted winning scores of 195-6, 193-3 and 188-5.

PLUS: All T20 Matches in 2016 (including last night)

25 matches have been won by the side batting second (chasing)

13 matches have been won by the side batting first

In five matches there has been no result


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Looking back over the old Group tables, the worst ever Net Run Rate was Sussex, -1.71 in 2004 (P5W1L3NR1).

In 2006 Middlesex managed -1.61 (P8W1L7), and Durham -1.48 (P8W2L6).

In 2014 Derbyshire -1.4 (P14,W1,L12, NR1).

We are presently at -1.846 (P5,W1,L4), helped by a late rally at Canterbury (at 12 overs our RRR was 12.5).

“Luckily”, unlike Sussex in 2004, we have another nine games to play.

Comment by Jeremy

Great stuff Jeremy – many thanks

Comment by pompeypop

The rise of the dot ball and boundaries not the currency they once were.

The T20 game at Uxbridge this season was watched by a crowd very much like those of the days of the JPL and the only time there was general applause was at the end of Malan’s innings.

When Hants won the JPL in the mid 1970s there was a match at Dean Park won by Barry Richards playing 40-20 cricket; the rest of the world caught up later!

Comment by StephenFH

Against Leicestershire? Illingworth kept spearing it in towards his leg stump with a leg-side field. Richards kept walking outside leg stump and cutting it to the off-side boundary. The guy was a genius but beautiful with it.

Comment by pompeypop

Match abandoned due to heavy rain

Comment by Paul

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