Hampshire Cricket History

On My Radio
July 13, 2016, 7:27 am
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(I realise Selecter are a bit modern but, if the title fits …)

Many of you know that my most regular radio work is for Southampton Hospital Broadcasting (HBA). We cover every home game ball-by-ball and have been doing so now for 49 years and 49-and-a-half  weeks. The precise anniversary coincides with the day that England won the football World Cup and of the two we have survived considerably the better. The nearest appropriate date for our celebrations on air is the home Championship match v Lancashire when we shall be thinking of building towards the next 50, and three figures (!)

Since Radio Solent/BBC cover all home matches you might well be content with that, but if for some reason you cannot get them or feel like a change, our HBA broadcasts are now also on-line. I’m told the trick is NOT to Google us, but to paste this into your browser. It is only active during home matches (not internationals):


Sadly, unlike ‘Aggers’ & co, we’re not inundated with cakes – so we brought our own:




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Interesting piece regarding Hospital Radio(HBA), especially mentioning our online service on which we’ve had up to 13,000 ‘hits’. Readers might also like to know that Hampshire Cricket, through their ‘in the Community’ branch, have generously offered to donate to HBA the profits of the ‘Golden Gamble’ this coming Sunday’, the first day of the Surrey match.

So we are hoping for a sunny day, a bumper crowd, another good performance by Hampshire, but this time spread over four complete days. And most importantly, plenty of loose change to offer Kim when she comes round in the morning with the tickets!

Comment by Ken Maxted


Congratulations to you all on such a great achievement and best wishes to my friend John Young and also Steve from P.N.E.

Comment by Dave Wilson

Bravo to one and all.

Distinguished former commentators include Ted Dexter and a good number of others I’m sure.

A record of doing a few minutes once impacted a job interview….to which ! and :); I imagine it helped others as well…..Lee M comes to mind.

Comment by StephenFH

It might be interesting to list all the notable individuals who have appeared. I don’t know them all but Alan Rayment, Barry Richards are two, and in the early days, Desmond Eagar & Charlie Knott were regulars.

Comment by pompeypop

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