Hampshire Cricket History


Oh Well (part one)
September 9, 2016, 4:18 pm
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Title from the ‘real’ Fleetwood Mac. There is a part two, but I hope I’m not using that in a fortnight

So we never got remotely close to winning, or taking 20 wickets. In this match at the Oval a wicket fell every 15.5 overs – effectively an average of six per day and of the 65 Div One matches played this season, one of only eight that have averaged more than 15 overs per wicket (Taunton this week averaged 5.3 overs but apparently no danger of penalties for turning pitches these days).

Notts are down and as Jo notes, Wheater unsurprisingly has gone. It’s not easy to see us surviving now because, even if Warwickshire get only a few points, it looks as though we’ll have to win. If Durham come with Rushworth, Wood and Onions (etc) will we dare produce a wicket-taking pitch? If we do, will we score enough runs to pick up bonus points? Will it rain? Did the ball cross the line in 1966? Who was Jack the Ripper? How do you do what you do to me?

Enjoy your weekend

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I think we’ll go for the Gilliat approach – 13 batting points.
Wha’ d’ya mean – “they’ve changed the rules”?

Comment by Ageas

They’re always changing the rules lol

Comment by Paul

The Clearout. Cream.
Is this the next step for our heroes?
You’ve cheered me up anyway with your blog.
Doesn’t look good after the ‘ must win’ game today against Surrey. But I did enjoy listening to Berg’s defiant batting bludgeon yesterday. Was it 23 in an over? That’s the spirit.

Comment by Chas C

Cheers Chas! It cheers me up doing it!

Comment by pompeypop

One of your questions is very easy to answer – the ball clearly did not cross the line in 1966.

But to quote Barry Davies “(Where were the Germans?) But frankly who cares?”.

Comment by James




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