Hampshire Cricket History

Two Brads & a Jake
July 7, 2016, 4:28 pm
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Plus a guy called Joe, and Lewis, Tom & Mason – all in tomorrow’s 14-man (and boy) squad.

Very interesting

And yes, I can confirm, it’s the youngest 14-man squad for a Friday night floodlit match since 1909.


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No Wheater. Is he on the way?

Comment by Paul

You do have to wonder …

Comment by pompeypop

Incidentally, Hampshire are defending their unbeaten home record in 2016’s T20 (!!)

Comment by Dave Allen

After tonight’s two games, there have been 80 matches – 40 (50%) have been won by the side chasing, 28 (35%) by the side defending and 12, no result.

Comment by Dave Allen

Interesting squad. It remains to be seen who plays. I think there are not enough players in the age range 22 to 32 where players are reaching or at the peak. In this squad there are just 2. Given Hampshire’s position in the competition I think there should be a couple of experienced players, a few of those at their peak plus three or four youngsters. I think this has been our main problem this season, not enough players in those years when at their peak.

Comment by Bob Murrell

You’re absolutely right Bob – and now the two obvious ones, Vince & Dawson aren’t always available. The problem is that we committed to that generation a few years ago including Wood, Briggs, Bates, Riazuddin, Rouse etc. It’s a salutary lesson for anyone expecting the new youngsters all to turn into top players in the next few years.

Comment by pompeypop

I agree. I reckon that form any group like that of 2010 it is likely that only one or two make it all the way. What we need is one player coming through each year.

Comment by Bob Murrell

Floodlit match in 1909?

Comment by John West

Candle power John …

Comment by Dave Allen

Miners helmets!

Comment by Paul

Re Wheater who incidentally is in the peak age range.
DB was reported in The News stating Wheater was lazy and quickly lost energy while keeping. It is surprising to make such comments publicly if you want to keep the player. Even stranger given his contract was extended last year. He did say Wheater’s glove work was very good.
Is McManus so better a keeper that he makes up the average of 35 runs per innings the team is losing by not playing Wheater.
Methinks there maybe more to this situation that is being revealed.
And let’s not forget that Adams, Carberry, Smith & Ervine will be retiring probably before Wheater hits 30.

Comment by Paul

Essex Women beat Hants Women this afternoon by 3 runs – 107 to 104.

Comment by Dave Allen

The margin now replicated by the men!

Comment by Paul

Liam Dawson in Lions squad 18-25 July so misses match v Surrey

Comment by Dave Allen

It seemed clear from the squad that we’d given up on Finals day.
Thought Crane had a great game!
Why pick 4 spinners and not use one of them?
Why did Taylor bat ahead of Andrew? Andrew looks useful with the bat his bowling is iffy though.
The non-selection of Wheater is costing us games.
Maybe Crane should have bowled a couple at the end.
Perhaps Allsop should keep wicket.
A press conference for football would be asking these and other questions. Indeed In football the fans would be calling for the managers head.

Comment by Paul

Afraid Crane wasn’t playing, Paul . . .

Comment by Bob Elliott

Ah must have been as a sub then or someone was impersonating him, defo saw his shirt on the field.

Comment by Paul

yes Paul, you are right, finals day is a no-no this year. probably was before last night to be fair. I agree Andrew should have come in before Taylor. As for our 4 spinners, 3 bowled and Afridi and Dawson bowled very well. I also agree that Wheater should have played. I worry that we might have seen the end of him. I hope I’m wrong.

Comment by Tigger Miles

There is the matter of fairness to all sides – would Hampshire have won if Andrew had come in before Taylor? However, it might just be that Hampshire, conceding that Finals Day was already a distant hope, figured that if they were going to play the youngsters they would like them to get experience under pressure and see how they went.

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