Hampshire Cricket History

That’s Alright
August 18, 2016, 8:30 pm
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At last a couple of good Quarter Finals – close finishes, in doubt until the last moments, especially at Wantage Road (sorry Jo)

I watched bits of today on Sky from Canterbury which these days is the ground that most resembles Northlands Road. Like Taunton yesterday, it’s a ‘proper’ county ground – blimey, they even let people wander around the outfield!

Notable that each of the quarter finals pitched Div One v Div Two and the ‘big boys’ won all four. Meanwhile, the forecast for Saturday suggests it might be another soggy Finals Day in Birmingham. How I’ll miss it!


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Surprisingly you could at Trent Bridge, even go and inspect the pitch to see how worn it was.

Comment by Paul

Ah but you can’t at the Ageas Bowl because it’s an international/Test Match Stadium

No hang on – so is Trent Bridge ….

Comment by pompeypop

So, so close…….not a great decision by Alex Wakely to finish the Gleeson over 😕

Comment by joster69

As for Finals Day……..has there been a completely dry one at Edgbaston yet?

You’d think I’d know having been there the last few years but I have the memory of a goldfish about these things! Although, from the forecast………..

Comment by joster69

I’d imagine goldfish have quite good memories when it comes to things watery?

I don’t think I’ve ever been to Edgbaston without rain. I recall Giles White getting runs there (mid-90s ‘ish’) when we played under floodlights for the first time ever and it rained then too. I have a theory, which explains why I’m always remarking on how little it rains in my parish. If you are in a town/city (etc) near the sea you have sufficient water (emotionally that is). If you’re land-locked like Birmingham, it has to keep raining.

It works for me – it might not be true however.

Comment by pompeypop

Don’ think it rained last year

Comment by Paul

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