Hampshire Cricket History

Pitch Needed
August 30, 2016, 10:56 am
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That is, one that will allow bowlers to take wickets. The updated record of overs needed to take a wicket this season in Div One, is as follows:

Below 10 overs (ie average allowing 40 in the match): Edgbaston 9.15 overs; Headingley 9.31 overs; Trent Bridge 9.77 overs

Above 10 overs: Taunton 10.05; Old Trafford 10.46; Oval 10.76

Above 11 overs: Durham 11.43, Ageas Bowl 11.72

Above 12,¬†finally, Lord’s 12.30

In addition Lancashire (9.5), Middlesex (10.6), and Surrey (8.9) have played one match at an ‘outground’ and Yorkshire (9.3) have played two

So the Ageas Bowl is the second toughest place for bowlers to take wickets but I’d suggest that we will be lucky to escape this year with two home draws, while the Oval (our other destination) is sixth on the list …

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