Hampshire Cricket History

Actually of course
August 3, 2016, 8:54 am
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The key year is really the one before – 1968 – the last time that Hampshire had nothing but the Championship to focus on from 3 August


In fact, Hampshire’s limited-overs season in 1968 ended with a 27 runs defeat in a Gillette Cup Quarter Final v Warwickshire at Bournemouth on 3 July

Warwickshire 222 all out off the last ball of the 60th over (Kanhai 92, Cottam 4-38, White 3-42) beat Hampshire 195 all out after 57.5 overs, (Livingstone 50, Marshall 43, Brown 3-31, Ibadulla 3-37, Gibbs 3-47). The 3rd wicket stand between Marshall & Livingstone added 87 but after the third wicket fell at 131, Hampshire rather fell away. Sainsbury batting at number five, ended 38*.

In the (somewhat pedestrian) Final, Warwickshire beat Sussex by four wickets. In 117 overs the two sides amassed just 429 runs – a run-rate of 3.66 per over

See, the old days really were boring!



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Looking at the scorecard for the final it’s amazing to see Dennis Amiss bowled a full twelve overs for Warwickshire!

Comment by James

Interesting to note that mid-way through Day One of today’s Test Match, England’s scoring rate per over is higher than that Final’s (3.9) – the trouble is they’ve lost five wickets and no one has yet reached fifty.

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