Hampshire Cricket History

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August 19, 2016, 7:12 am
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Ed Smith on the recent Test series. I reckon he gets it just about right (no four-day Tests thanks). He’s a very good writer.

I thought the Pakistanis were great value. The most delightful from there I can recall (1962 is a rather faded memory!) – Yasir particularly spun his magic (in two games) and just kept smiling. By contrast it was the England players who were often grumpy and some occasionally, plain unpleasant.



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“Vince I don’t think will make it, which is sad because I do think he’s a good player, but it’s a mental thing,” Vaughan said on Test Match Special.
Vince probably needs to score heavily in the remaining championship games to tour this winter notwithstanding Vaughan’s comment. Otherwise Roy may take his place.

Vaughan’s comment is from http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/37087098

Comment by Paul

I don’t think his Test career has to be over in his mid-20s but since they’ve dropped him from the white ball stuff, which is generally his strength, I can’t see them taking him away this winter. It seems to me he needs two or three years of big first-class scores – as he managed back in 2014.

Comment by pompeypop

It is interesting to look at James Vince’s averages over the last few season
2014. 61.00 in division 2
2015. 32.70 in division 1
2016. 19.27 in tests

Each of the above is a step up from the previous.

I think it looks like James needs a couple of seasons in division 1 before trying tests again.

I suspect that if we are in division 2 ne t season he will score a lot more runs again.

Comment by Bob Murrell

It was very noticeable that when Root scored his double century at Old Trafford all the Pakistani players ran to shake his hand as he left the field of play.

When Younis Khan scored his double century at the Oval the England players could barely manage a clap.

Shame we are such an ungracious team.

Comment by James

Indeed this is problem the England has at the moment along with other concerns.

Very poor over rates (perhaps some penalty runs should be awarded to the opposition).

Also Anderson and Broad appear to getting penalised monetary for their poor behaviour in nearly every game for various reasons. Do the ECB dish out any disciplinary points for such actions as they do in County cricket?

Too many challenges against umpiring decisions and stomping off the field in a huff has crept into the England game and Hales wanting to smashing into the 3rd Official’s room to challenge his dismissal.

Why is their no statement or apology from the England playing management or the ECB on such matters.

Oh as for James Vince, to me he never appears to learn from his poor selection of batting stroke.

Comment by John Cottrell

Indeed. Can you imagine the outcry if Pakistan had behaved as England did?

Comment by James

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