Hampshire Cricket History

June 23, 2016, 3:43 pm
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There are people who think that ‘Shack’ was at best a gentle medium-pacer


I found this in Talk of the Double, the autobiography of Fred Titmus. He wasn’t hit by Wes Hall but by Derek Shackleton!

From the same book an RAF XI v the Army at Lord’s in August 1952. One of them played briefly and before I was born, for Hampshire (see First Comment)

RAF XI 1952


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Back Row Jim Presdee (Glams), Fred Trueman (Yorks), Roly Thompson (Warwicks), Fred Titmus (Middx), David Heath (Warwicks) Roy Swetman (Surrey)
Front Row: Jim Parks (Sussex), RG Wilson (RAF), AC Shirreff (Camb U, RAF, Hants, Kent, Somerset), Maurice Fenner (Kent) and Ray Illingworth (Yorks). Nine National Servicemen

The match was drawn. The Army side is interesting too. Scorecard at: http://www.cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/137/137180.html

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