Hampshire Cricket History

A Big Difference
September 11, 2016, 11:00 am
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In the Sunday Times today there is a preview of the Championship run-in which reveals that over the past three seasons – with two games to go – the five key Yorkshire bowlers (Brooks, Bresnan, Patterson, Plunkett and Rashid) have already taken over 100 wickets each – an average of 35+ each per season. Jack Brooks has more than 180 in those three years, with probably more to come. No one has taken 35 wickets for Hampshire this season (McLaren 32) and no one has taken 50+ in a season over those three years.

For Hampshire, only two men can claim to have been consistent wicket-takers over all three years: James Tomlinson with 69 (47 + 18 + 14) and Liam Dawson with 54 (17 + 22 + 15). I don’t think James will play in the last match, I expect Liam will.

Otherwise most of the key people have come and gone – or missed lengthy spells through injury. Apart from those two, the others in double figures are:

Gareth Berg 60, Fidel Edwards 48, Danny Briggs 46, Ryan McLaren 43, Matt Coles 41, Mason Crane 37, Kyle Abbott* 36, Sean Ervine 29 (but declining from 19 to 8 to 2), Brad Wheal 24 (8 last year, 16 this), Chris Wood 20 (15 of them two years ago), Jackson Bird* 19, Tino Best 15, Will Smith 13.

*one season as overseas


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Bowlers win matches, batsmen save matches. Your stats say it all!

Comment by James

While we are talking statistics, this season our run rate average per innings is with one match to go,

First Innings : 3.16
Second Innings : 2.81
Overall per match : 3.03

Whilst our opponents are,

First Innings : 3.66
Second Innings : 3.07
Overall per match : 3.53

Comment by John Cottrell

That is run rate per overs bowled in each innings….

Comment by John Cottrell

Cheers John – good stats. One of the most important things about Richards & Greenidge in 1973 was that they scored quickly, leaving plenty of time to bowl sides out. We won ten matches that year and in nine we took twenty wickets. We were a bit slack in the 10th, relying on a Gloucs declaration to win it – mind you they were nine down (19 in the match) and we had won the title the day before!(plus it was Friday, the day before they were playing at Lord’s in the Gillette Final so they wanted to get away)

Comment by pompeypop

Hants knocked off the runs at almost six an over, about as fast or faster than any of the forms of one day cricket played at that time. The charge of a champion team.

Comment by StephenFH

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