Hampshire Cricket History

Where’s Mr Pigot?
September 6, 2016, 11:13 am
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When I first saw Somerset (who chose to bat) collapsing at Taunton that seemed a shame since it’ll probably take the pressure off Warwickshire. But how about if Somerset lose, take say two points and then get fined 16 for a dodgy pitch. Then we beat Surrey …


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Interesting that Somerset selected three front-line spinners and only three seamers (including Trego who has just four first-class wickets all season) and were then bowled out before lunch with nine wickets falling to seam.

Mind you Patel took one wicket from one ball so who knows Somerset might get a first innings lead!

Comment by James

It is rather odd that in the seven matches, there were no tosses In six, in which the sides batting first
! having been put in, lost no more than 3 wickets, while Somerset, who chose to bat, we’re all out for 95 before lunch.

Comment by Bob Murrell

It’s been a while since a Championship match finished in a day but … (!)

Comment by pompeypop

97-3 and BAD LIGHT? How can there be bad light? It’s like midsummer’s day in Pompey – well maybe not quite – but as on Friday just ONE game is affected by the weather, and it’s Hampshire’s

Comment by pompeypop

I had to check to see if Mr Cowley was officiating again. He isn’t!

Comment by James

Hah! Fortunately it was a brief break

Comment by pompeypop

1st time bad light it was pretty gloomy with brighter sky in the west. 23 minutes lost to be made up with extra 30 minutes. Just lost a few more minutes to bad light but difficult to understand why – however we do not have access to light meter readings.

Comment by John West

They set the parameters too high in the first break, which caused unnecessary waste of time in the subsequent break and early finish. Should now be irrelevant as forecast for next two days is good.

Comment by Ageas

I really think the umpires (or is it the ECB) need to lower their expectations regarding light. I’m not sure the Surrey batsmen wanted to come off and Hampshire certainly didn’t as a couple of them joined in the slow handclap. As at Taunton it was very disappointing to see them walk off. OK it wasn’t brilliant sunshine but it wasn’t particularly dark either.

Comment by Tigger Miles

I hope Ageas is right about the rest of the game – I have to say it is VERY gloomy in Pompey this morning. As for the levels set, I think they did exactly that last week; unnecessarily high.

What’s absolutely clear is that in first-class cricket the umpires operate as they have always done, regardless of the availability of floodlights. Essentially it’s a matter for 13 players and two umpires and if anyone is daft enough to turn up and watch, that’s their hard luck. Why play when there is an excuse not to?

Comment by pompeypop

9:42 and its a bit gloomy at the Oval, too!

Comment by John West

Another slip catch dropped with Adams this time. Ervine having a near miss also….
Last of the Summer Wine era in slippers Ervine, Adams and Smith….

Comment by John Cottrell

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