Hampshire Cricket History

Three Centurions
September 11, 2016, 6:57 am
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Tigger sent this by email (cheers) – after which he and I and Bob M had various conversations – recalling some of the more recent occasions. Were you there?

“With our 3 century makers at The Oval I wondered when the last time we had done it. So I did some digging and found out.
We have had 3 centurions in a match 36 times. We have never had 4 in a match.
However, we have only had 3 in an innings 10 times.
The first was in 1901 v South Africans. The last before this week was in 1992 v Sussex at Southampton. The hundreds were scored  by Terry, Middleton and Robin Smith.
Other facts I found:
1) In 1913 v Essex we achieved the feat in the 2nd innings (only time) after following on and Essex also had 3 century makers in their only innings.
2) In 1928 v Middlesex we had 3 centuries in our first innings and Middlesex had 3 in their 2nd (including a double hundred),
3) In 1997 v Warwickshire we had 3 centuries (including a double by Hayden) in the match and Warwickshire 4 (2 in each innings).
I wonder if 7 in a match is a record?”

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Slightly related but unconnected with Hampshire Pakistan managed a remarkable feat in having five centurions in a Test innings in scoring 546-3 (dec) against Bangladesh in 2001. However six batsmen actually got to the crease as Inzamam retired hurt on 105.

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