Hampshire Cricket History


It’s My Party
July 10, 2016, 7:06 am
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(but fortunately nobody cried)

No cricket watching this weekend for me and little news about today’s team except that the Echo suggests that Tino Best will be omitted – if so I’m all for it. He’s entertaining and fun to chat to but apart from the Notts game, a disappointment with very few wickets in recent weeks.

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Last night I was having fun in Bournemouth at the 70th Birthday party for Brian Ford who was HCCC’s Chairman back in the 1990s as the Rose Bowl project was completing phase one. His grandfather was Vice Chairman of the club, his father Chairman in the very successful 1970s and Brian spent some decades on the Hampshire Committee and was the man who persuaded Shane Warne to join Hampshire. Brian was on the ECB’s Finance Committee (Chairman?) and met ‘Warnie’ at a Buckingham Palace Reception, floated the idea and signed him back in 2000. Brian is now a VP and (above) still presents a trophy each year named after his mum, Olive – a redoubtable Yorkshire lady – to our most promising youngster,

Last night was a black tie ‘do’. Today by complete contrast, it’s kaftan, beads and bells and a ‘trip’ on my magic swirling ship to Dimbola Lodge IOW to meet up with some pals from the USA who are survivors from the days of Haight Ashbury – including members of Country Joe & the Fish and the Youngbloods (Grandpa Banana – you remember surely?).

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Not to mention your tambourine.

Comment by Bob Murrell

Indeed – green at that!

Comment by Dave Allen

Will Smith (2) Captain

Michael Carberry (15)

Jimmy Adams (4)

Lewis McManus (18)

Sean Ervine (7)

James Tomlinson (21)

Liam Dawson (8)

Adam Wheater (31)

Tom Alsop (9)

Gareth Andrew (55)

Gareth Berg (13)

Brad Wheal (58)

Comment by Bob Elliott

No Carberry or Tommo, Crane in.

Comment by Bob Elliott

No McLaren! Surely not another injury?

Comment by Tigger Miles

Pulled hamstring at Durham…….

Comment by John Cottrell

“Give me an ‘F’…”

Comment by Dave Pople

Very good Dave – sure enough we got it later as an old folks singalong piece!

Comment by Dave Allen

Brian F was a prominent participant (the organiser??) of the charity fun runs held around the perimeter of the ground during the cricket weeks at Dean Park. More perspiration than Olympic qualifying standards but it was all done with good humour, not least Brian himself.

Comment by StephenFH

Fantastic hundred for Liam today……been a very positive listen after a quiet start. Definitely a day to smile 😊

Comment by joster69

Well done Liam and a good knock from Wheater.

Comment by Paul

Allsop continues his impressive start to his career

Comment by Paul

I missed it all but clearly a fine day. Maybe I should stay away …

Comment by Dave Allen

Apparently Best omitted, Carberry unwell?

Comment by Dave Allen




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