Hampshire Cricket History

I’m So Glad
August 4, 2016, 6:14 pm
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(A cover of an old blues by Clapton’s Cream)

Why? Because I wasn’t around at the Close of Play to answer the question: When did a Hampshire opening batsman bat all day, through a full day, to end on 99*

The answer is I’ve no idea (and I’m not looking!)

I only watched until lunchtime. Was it a good day? I think it probably was but perhaps not quite a very good day? Can we get more than three batting points tomorrow? Surrey with whom we’re competing, lost far more wickets, but scored 108 more runs. Initially, the Somerset score was encouraging but now they’ve taken lots of wickets too.

Meanwhile, and more importantly, Michael Carberry has an operation tomorrow – best wishes from everyone

Fidel Edwards is making good progress and might play this season …

After today’s Service for Neil Jenkinson we all retired to the Community Centre in Littleton, Winchester for the reception. Delightfully it’s on the edge of Littleton CC. I took this photo at about the time it was raining at the Ageas Bowl (raining? it really is the most rain-blighted place in the county!)

I guess Bob knows this place …

Littleton CC.jpg

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Yes, it is the Littleton pavilion, as you say. Unusual feature is that the dressing room is in the loft, via the steps on the right-hand side.

Comment by Bob Elliott

I wonder if anyone can explain the strange situation with the car park for championship cricket.
Today and on other occasions the car park is full to the gills. And yet the ground appears to have less people than cars. Well it seems like that.

Comment by Paul

I have thought the same on several occasions this season Paul!

On a separate matter has anyone any idea who was playing on the Nursery ground today (and yesterday)?

Good to see our three batsmen batting sensibly on what looked a true but slow pitch but I’m not sure how we are going to get ten Lancashire wickets let alone twenty.

Comment by James

I think they might be people who work in the hospital across the road. They certainly park there on non-match days. There’s lots of building work happening and I think they’ve lost their car park.

Comment by pompeypop

I think it was the UAE, I will ask again tomorrow . .

Comment by Bob Elliott

Thanks Bob. It looked like a touring team.

Comment by James

Been wondering if there was any news on Michael……fingers crossed everything goes well for him tomorrow.

Here’s hoping the team can put together a win this weekend for him.


Comment by joster69

Essex 2nd XI 415-6
Hants 2nd XI 273 (Duggan 93, Hay 36) & 96-4 (Hay 42*)
Limited-overs game today

Comment by pompeypop

Lost by 46 runs…

Comment by John Cottrell

Should have said two declarations yesterday and Hants set 321 to win

Comment by John Cottrell

Essex 415-6 dec and 0-0 dec
Hants 94-4 dec and 273 all out

Comment by John Cottrell

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