Hampshire Cricket History

I Can’t Stand the Rain
July 11, 2016, 9:30 am
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(Against my cricket pitch)

The forecast looks lousy again, in which case a high-scoring draw might be the extent of our ambitions. At least this is our game in hand over Surrey and could lift us above them in the table. I saw nothing about yesterday until well after the close-of-play (there were no mobile devices in 1967), but I’m delighted for Liam, and for Adam Wheater. I hope he goes on to three figures today because I’ve always been a fan of his batting. He’s a game-changer – maybe even a shape-shifter.

Meanwhile, if you’ve read Forever Changes (you haven’t?) you will know I wrote about Jack Warner starring in the 1953 film The Final Test. I got this delightful posed shot from the filming, via Richard Griffiths the other day. Can you spot all the stars?

Final Test.jpg

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Sure enough – late start (at best)

Comment by pompeypop

Wheater has equalled his best for Hampshire of 140. His best overall is 164 for Essex. We simply can’t let him leave!!

Comment by Tigger Miles

Wheater has now passed his previous best of 164. Very well done. Declaration imminent!

Comment by Tigger Miles

Wheats now 169* maybe DB has handled him well. Or maybe Wheats is putting himself in the shop window.
He’s definitely a shape shifter!

Comment by Paul

201*, Hants 520 -5

Comment by Paul

522-6. Whaeter 201no. Ervine just gone for 75 having passed10,000 career first-class runs.

Interestingly both Cricinfo and the BBC have Wheater down to keep wicket but they seem to have taken this from the match scorecard which also shows Wheater keeping.

McManus gone for a second ball duck. The collapse has started!

Comment by James

Spot on 531 AO

Comment by Paul

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