Hampshire Cricket History

Lazy Sunday Afternoon
July 3, 2016, 6:26 pm
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I’ve been to Stansted House on a beautiful afternoon to see their team – largely derived from Portsmouth – playing Slindon, to mark the 275th anniversary of the first match between Slindon & Portsmouth. It was delightful – light years from the professional game that takes most of my attention and a reminder of the real ‘heart’ of cricket:

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Beautiful skies and a beautiful backdrop


A fairly rustic pavilion and a good score by the visitors at the team-time declaration

Declaration? Yes indeed, this was proper cricket


In reply, Stansted lost a couple of early wickets and Slindon were able to set an attacking field.


I took over some artefacts from our Archive and enjoyed a number of conversations. The Australian 1938 bat (with Bradman’s signature) was popular, so too the 1837 bat made from one solid piece of wood.

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Bob Elliot came over in search of another pavilion – albeit in West Sussex. He met my pal Pete who really is the Village Blacksmith – Pompey Village that is.


Most remarkably they found the original umpire!

A really Happy Day – and I gather Hampshire did quite nicely too?



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So sorry I could not be there. Photos are great. Brings back happy memories of when I used to play there.

Comment by Stephen Saunders

I’ve got no mind to worry

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