Hampshire Cricket History


Drifting
August 25, 2016, 2:45 pm
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(There are loads of songs called ‘Drifting’ from Enya to Jimi Hendrix to Fleetwood Mac)

But Drifting? Not me this time and thanks very much once again for some really delightful responses. Whatever else happens, I’ve absolutely no intention of stopping the Blog while people enjoy it

So, I’ll try to fix my gaze clearly on What’s Going On (as Marvin would say)

It’s Taunton that’s drifting isn’t it? It looks like an old fashioned Taunton pitch at the minute while the game begins to remind me of last year’s, needing a strong Hampshire rearguard action to secure the draw and 10 points

Meanwhile, Notts look lost and therefore very probably down I suspect. They’ve won just one match and that was the first one of the season. Presumably if everything they say about England and Div Two is true there will be something of an exodus?

Durham aren’t going to beat Warwicks but it will help for them to lose. It does look to me increasingly as though our last game at home to Durham might be crucial. If so, the ball-by-ball commentaries could be ‘amusing’ …

I guess it would suit us for Surrey to beat Lancs? They both look rather far away at present

HOWEVER There is a bit of a problem looming. Next week while we knock-off a three-day win v Yorkshire, Durham are at home to Notts! It might almost suit us for Notts to win.

Then we go to the Oval while Durham are at Leeds

After which they play their game in hand, at home to Surrey

And finally Durham come to us.

Then it’s 2017

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Lancashire do look vulnerable and I don’t think they have won since May. Hopefully tomorrow will be uneventful and the gap on them will not be that much. Be interested to see their remaining fixtures.

Comment by Ian

You might already know this but Somerset’s currently unbroken 8th wicket partnership is a record for them against Hampshire. The previous one had stood for 120 years! Lancashire are heading for defeat and maybe do look vulnerable but the question is whether we can beat anyone except Notts to overhaul them or Durham?

Comment by pompeypop

Lancashire have still to play Somerset (H), Middlesex (H) & Warwickshire (A)

Comment by pompeypop

One of our problems is scoring rate. It deprives us of potential batting points and we can’t easily set up victories – think Lancs at home. At Taunton Somerset have only batted 14 more overs than us but they’ve scored 196 more runs.

Comment by Dave Allen

That’s were Wheater helps when he comes of.

Comment by Paul

Yes indeed

Comment by pompeypop




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