Hampshire Cricket History

Record Review
August 30, 2016, 3:48 pm
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Late afternoon, Alex Hales on 165* was just two short of Robin Smith’s all-time ODI England record innings (in 1993). The commentators got excited, then Hales was hit on the pad. The umpire said no but Pakistan reviewed it and it took a good while to check before we discovered it pitched outside leg. Then amazingly Root got a single from a no-ball so Hales on 166* had a free hit!

Which he only managed to mis-hit for one to draw level

Root then scrambled a single with a less exciting run-out review

Then Hales got a slow long-hop which he pulled for four and the Judge’s record has gone (but we still have his bat in the Archive)

And then next ball Hales was given out lbw and England reviewed it.

But he was plumb.

The over took approximately three hours & 12 minutes to bowl


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I wonder if there are any Hampshire holders left of any other “main” England records?

At the odi on Saturday a lull gave a chance to visit the museum – they have a display on the controversy in the 1955-56 MCC “A” team tour when our guys “kidnapped” a local umpire and chucked him in a swimming pool… I mention it as Peter Sainsbury features in quite a few of the exhibits – being praised by the manager as “very promising”, and also a letter to MCC from his parents worried about him. (Wisden 1957 has some expurgated details from page 792).

It’s good they’re finally doing the blindingly obvious on No Balls. It is only 15 years since that Old Trafford test when David Sheppard was mortified to miss a few that made the issue a live one.

I wonder what will happen if there’s a run out of a no ball, perhaps in the final over of a run chase, when the batsman claims he wouldn’t have attempted the run if he’d known they were going to get one for the no ball?!

Comment by Jeremy

Lovely question!

Comment by pompeypop

On a point of order I believe “our own” Charlotte Edwards still holds the record for the highest England ODI score!

Comment by James

She’s a Kent player!

Though apparently she was playing for East Anglia in 1997 when she made the 173*….

So I plead “Not Guilty” to an “Inverdale moment”!

Comment by Jeremy

But she’s a Southern Viper Jeremy!

Comment by James

And she certainly scored a 173 for England

Comment by James

She IS.

But she wasn’t.

And being born in a barn doesn’t make you a horse!

Comment by Jeremy

Oh Jeremy I do feel you are not embracing the franchise concept. If you are not careful you will be sought out by Hampshire Corporate Cricket for “re-education”!

(But whisper it quietly …. I agree with you!).

Comment by James

Quite so! But even HCC (as they call themselves on the seating plan for International Tickets, that also refers to the “Hilton End”) would recognise that trying to re-educate me really would be too big a challenge!

Comment by Jeremy

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