Hampshire Cricket History

Lord Tennyson …
August 26, 2016, 4:12 pm
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… was once captaining Hampshire when Yorkshire won the match, leaving one of their batsmen on 99*

So Tennyson simply bowled another ball to give him his century!

It’s not quite like that at Taunton but assuming Jimmy finally gets his three figures, will that be it? A day that started with one side not declaring to enable two centuries and finishes in a similar manner.

Two wickets fell yesterday and five* today.

The old Taunton?


Do you remember his 99 last week – the only moment I listened to over four days? Well I finished typing the above, flicked back to the latest score and …

I guess all you can say is it’s better to be Jimmy than James right now


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Hard luck Jimmy but well played. This Hampshire side may have a few weaknesses, but they have shown great character over the last few seasons – not a bad strength to have.

Comment by Dave Pople

Ultimately 23 wickets fell in 353 overs at Taunton, an average of one every 15.4 overs. That makes it statistically one of the flattest Div One pitches of the season – although both the Times correspondent and Giles White said we bowled poorly

Comment by pompeypop

One of the problems about being a young spinner is that you are generally the lead spinner (if not the only real one) in the side and so much is expected of you and it is impossible to take a back seat if things aren’t going well. A young seamer making his way is normally the third or fourth seamer in the side which must take away much of the pressure.

Obvious this wasn’t the case for young Crane in this game but I do think that overall we have expected too much of him this season.

Comment by James

I think you’re absolutely right there James. Until two weeks ago, Liam wasn’t getting Championship wickets and I think Crane has been over bowled in some innings. The problem is, we hardly have a cutting edge with the seamers – unlucky there with the loss of Edwards & Topley but it does seem generally that 20 wickets are beyond us except against an increasingly poor Notts side. If so, we’ll surely go down. Maybe (?) learning will be easier in Div 2 for our teenage futures? Or maybe a Div One side will come knocking for one or two (Alsop?)

Comment by Dave Allen

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