Hampshire Cricket History


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July 27, 2016, 11:17 am
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(Edwin Starr)

From today’s Times:

Coles savours happy return” – the piece by Ivo Tennant describes his “match-winning performance” and goes on to report Jimmy Adams and Giles White both unwell, adding, “what with that, and not selecting Tino Best who does not make the cut in a poorly performing Championship side … and with Dale Benkenstein returning to SouthAfrica … these are trying times”.

“Bayliss tells Vince to tighten up” – selection is today and “Bayliss says Vince’s place will come under scrutiny”.

“Wood set to join cash-strapped Durham exodus”. Will they be the first county to go under? Stoneman has gone to Surrey, if Wood loses his central contract he’s likely to go, Mustard is on loan at Gloucs, Hampshire are one of the sides after Borthwick … Durham, the article says “are in a dire financial predicament” while “some county chairmen”are asking whether Durham should get extra ECB help while they “keep top players on high salaries given that other cash-strapped counties have had to make sacrifices”.

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Even after yesterday I am quite happy Mr Coles is no longer playing for us.

As for Durham’s plight if the ECB distributed the money they have leeched from the counties back to the counties then there would be no financial problems whatsoever. It is an absolute disgrace that the ECB fill their coffers from money that they have acquired (stolen might be a better word) from hosting international matches on county grounds using county players.

Comment by James

How about Corky as first team coach next season?

Comment by Paul

I wouldn’t object Paul! I see he has just taken up a temporary coaching position at Derbyshire which I suppose fits alongside his media commitments.

Comment by James

James Vince retains his place in the England squad and since Stokes’ replacement will be either Ball, Finn or Rashid, thereby weakening the batting, I presume he will play.

Comment by pompeypop

Last chance saloon mebbe

Comment by Paul


Interesting that the the telegraph seem to think that Southampton is a city. (Or will be by 2018!).

Comment by James

It is.

Comment by Bob Elliott

Not without a cathedral as far as I am concerned!

Comment by James

Southampton became a City by Royal Charter in 1964 James.

Comment by Ron Griffiths

I know but it needs a cathedral to be a city in my book. A bit like Greater Manchester being a county when everyone knows it’s Lancashire!

Comment by James




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