Hampshire Cricket History

August 11, 2016, 8:44 pm
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(It’s an old Lovin’ Spoonful song)

Last weekend’s drawn game with Lancashire was in certain ways a dull game, with no chance of a result from about halfway through although the final day was of some technical interest at least. By contrast this week we’ve had four exciting T20 Quarter Finals

Or have we?

Monday: Notts 162-7 beat Essex 123 by 39 runs

Tuesday: Middx 132-7 lost to Northants 135-3 by 7 wickets in 18.1 overs

Wednesday: Durham 180-5 beat Gloucs 161 by 19 runs in 19 overs

Thursday: Tonight Yorkshire 180 beat Glams 90 by 90 runs (in just 13 overs)

The only apparently close match was Durham’s victory but even there Gloucs recovered from 91-7, and were never really winning. The other matches were simply one sided. The scoring rates and over rates might have been faster than recent first-class matches but if T20 matches are predominantly one-sided, people might get tired of them pretty soon. The specific problem is that in each of those matches, the final result was predictable from some way out. Tonight’s match was pretty much a no-contest.


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“Unbelievable” by EMF

No South group representation at Final’s Day……don’t think that’s happened before!?

Comment by joster69

Twenty20 is so boring. How can people be expected to be interested in such boring cricket. Ten10 is the way forward!

Comment by James

The balance is shifting northwards. Well in T20 any ways.

Comment by Paul

Maybe Scotland should be invited next year? It’s also interesting that four of the last eight were Div Two teams, although three of them got stuffed. Maybe we should all support North Hants?

Comment by pompeypop

Small club, very small squad but big team spirit & they do have Hants in their name………..

Comment by joster69

And we used to get free entry there with our reciprocal agreement – until it was binned this season!

Comment by James

Looking at the overall results of the 130 T20 games, just under a third were very one-sided contests, while about a fifth had victory margins of less than 10 runs or 4wkts. Just under a fifth of games were no-result or D/L decided.

One perhaps interesting stat is that there were more away than home wins.

Comment by Jeremy

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