Hampshire Cricket History

Summer in the City
July 22, 2016, 1:43 pm
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Back from lunch, down the road in the historic Round Tower and a new cafeteria called ‘The Canteen’ – eating Crab pasties through a rather large rectangular ‘porthole’ watching the Red Arrows swooping around over the America’s Cup boats and lots of smaller boats, having a look. It’s a bit cloudier now but the forecast is OK and with Cook & Root going well, no sign of Vince, and Bumble and Botham talking football formations it’s almost time to depart from the suburban/rural splendour of the Ageas Bowl.

It’s difficult to care over much about tonight’s game – especially after Wednesday – but easy to hope that our ‘kids’ cover themselves in glory again.

“Running up the stairs, gonna meet you on the rooftop”

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At the ground – gloomy when I arrived but sunny/hot now. Watching James Vince batting – on six he gave a typical catch to second slip who dropped it. Could that be the moment that changes his career?

Comment by Dave Allen

Oh well, that put the hex on that then! Goodbye …

Comment by Dave Allen

Perfect batting wicket, thirty-odd minutes at the crease, four fours, dropped catch and out. All too predictable I’m afraid.

Back with us for the next Championship game.

Comment by James

James seems to be playing 50-over cricket. That’s what Test cricket will look like if they keep reducing the First Class game.

Comment by Bob Elliott

Will there even be first class and test cricket in 10 or 20 years time?

Comment by Paul

But Bob don’t forget that the authorities apparently hate 50-over cricket!

T20 Test matches are clearly the way ahead. Until they are deemed too long to keep the concentration of the watching public and Ten10 takes over!

Comment by James

Another long-time supporter made the same comment to me last night. The question is I suppose, will he retain an England white-ball place and what impact will all this have on him as a county cricketer? Of his once rather special generation he is the second of the three to get into the England side. The first of course was Danny Briggs …

Comment by pompeypop

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