Hampshire Cricket History

That’s Your Lot
August 22, 2016, 7:16 am
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But remember, Taekwondo and Dressage are for life, not just for August.

Now, back to the serious stuff. Tomorrow’s team? Presumably Vince is back – is he a straight swop for Dawson, with just Crane (& Smith?) to bowl spin? We can opt to bowl first, therefore not last (ref leg-spin).

Interestingly Taunton has become increasingly a result pitch through the season, after starting off in its usual way.

Four seamers again? What if Ervine was fit?

And given recent success is it straightforward that Vince takes over the captaincy? It might do him good … I hope he scores 300.

Incidentally – no comments about the Vipers. Was it Fats Domino or is it not of particular interest to Hampshire fans? I’m just wondering.


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I think probably people took Fats’ advice and went off for a reefer – and were then too unconcerned to comment. (Incidentally, reefer is a term you don’t hear these days)

Comment by Ageas

During 2016, a wicket has fallen every 9.72 overs at Taunton – an average of almost exactly 40 wickets in four full days.

However, the first game this year saw a wicket every 16 overs, the next game every 14, then 12.3 overs, then one every seven, one every 9.9 and most recently 4.68 in the match v Durham.

It does suggest the probability of a result if the weather stays fair. At the Ageas Bowl after the Lancs game, the figure has risen to 11.72 which is the highest apart from Lord’s (12.3)

Comment by pompeypop

That last match between Somerset v Durham, is one of only five all season in Div One where 40 wickets have fallen. Three of them have been in the last two rounds of games, and three have involved Warwickshire.

Comment by pompeypop

Sort of supporting the Vipers… They are not Hampshire women’s team, but somehow linked? I have no idea.

Is that how it would be if T20 went to a franchise based system?

Comment by Dave Pople

Yes I think it would Dave – players from overseas, captain from Kent and around the region etc. Based at the Ageas Bowl and coached by Bobby Parks, but I’ve no idea really how ‘Hampshire’ they are.

Comment by pompeypop

I went (to the AB), I enjoyed and the Vipers conquered – but affinity? Not really.

Comment by John West

I was following via the ECB app. Looked for the final on TV couldn’t find it.
Did comment on a previous post when the result was in.
Agreed not really Hampshire but closeish.

Comment by Paul

And now for the real stuff – tomorrow’s game in Taunton. Hang on, it’s gone 1pm and still no team information on the Hampshire website. I’ll bet that the players have known for some time.

Comment by John West

I listened to the Vipers match yesterday on TMS & was very pleased with the win. Yes, I do feel an affinity with them. The bowl is their home & they have been very visible around the ground for a lot of the season. They are very approachable & have been accessible to the young spectators for autographs & photos. The more experienced international players have also been spending a good deal of their time coaching.They may be a mix of players from different areas but ultimately are our local team.

I can understand that a lot of people maybe stayed away from supporting because of the “Franchise” basis. I don’t think that just because this tournament has worked for the women that it is a foregone conclusion that the men will follow suit. It was arranged to bridge the gap between domestic & international cricket & we were treated to some very good cricket.

Go Vipers 🐍

Comment by joster69

I’m not sure how much I feel linked to them really, although very pleased for Bobby Parks – and since I organised a women’s cricket exhibition at the Ageas Bowl, I’m happy to support it. There are three pages of local cricket in the Pompey News today but no mention of the Vipers, the Times carries a photo and short report, the Guardian much more complete (PC you see) although the players they mention from the Vipers seem to have nothing to do with Hampshire. There’s even a comment about all the experienced internationals playing, with neither side needing to be “dependent on overawed youngsters”.

Comment by pompeypop

I also enjoyed watching The Vipers at their 2 Sunday home matches and seriously considered going to Chelmsford, but it was just too far to drive for a day and difficult to get reasonably priced overnight accomodation, so also listened on TMS and was thrilled at their victory.

They brought a lot of energy to the Ageas Bowl and even the Hampshire men’s team seemed to play some of their best cricket on the days the Vipers were at the Ageas Bowl; the one day cup game at Swansea against Glamorgan and Day 2 at Trent Bridge. They were delightful to talk too while signing autographs after the game and I enjoyed their brand of cricket.

As inaugural winners, perhaps Finals Day should be at The Ageas Bowl next year or alternatively somewhere like The Oval or Hove that is not so much out on a limb as Chelmsford.
I understand we were the best supported team at Chelmsford and about 5,000 in total watched our 3 group games; about one third of the total attendance for all the group games.

Comment by Martin

Good luck to The Vipers but do I have an affinity to them? Not at all.

Much the same as if and when we have a Southampton Cowboys T20 franchise.

Mind you I have more affinity to them than I do to Hampshire Corporate Cricket.

Comment by James

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