Hampshire Cricket History

London Calling
September 12, 2016, 6:54 am
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So we must all root for Surrey and Middlesex in two crucial Clashes over the next four days – hoping that Durham and Lancashire stay within catching distance.

I was thinking about Warwickshire’s position, eight points above us. We have lost three points to slow over rates and while I wonder about other sides, I have no sympathy because over rates generally are rubbish.

But that makes me think again about Middlesex and that appalling performance at Merchant Taylor’s where we ended minus one point. Tino & ‘Tommo’ bowled well for the first hour and deserved more luck and Jimmy battled with 70 odd at the end. Otherwise we were distinctly third division – one of the worst Hampshire performances I’ve seen. Then there was the game against Surrey at home, when Brad Wheal and Lewis battled on with their 10th wicket partnership on the final morning. At midday, a draw and five points should have been secure but they weren’t and that too was poor. So three slow overs points and five for a draw against Surrey and we’re level with Warwickshire and ahead of Durham and Lancs.

(I notice there is a new version of the 1960s British movie If on release …)



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The end of an era as ‘Tommo’ retires . . .

Hope he’s around the place for a lot more years.

Comment by Bob Elliott

Tommo’s statement on the official website is well worth a read.

A truly great team player who will be sadly missed. I would have thought a media career beckons if he doesn’t go into full-time coaching.

Comment by James

I believe he is going to stay involved at Hampshire. I hope so, a wonderful guy.

Comment by Dave Allen

I hope you read this Tommo. Thanks for the memories. I have had a great time watching you and as a Hampshire born lad of a similar age it was always a delight to see you do well doing things I would have loved to have done.

I really hope that you receive a benefit from the club and cannot think of anyone more deserving.

Comment by Ian Pearce

All the best Tommo and thanks for your great efforts over the years on the field and some enlightening and forthright comments during your occasional stints on Radio Solent. I will always remember your modest acknowledgment of our applause at the end of yet another wicket-taking over in the promotion clincher at Cardiff in 2014. Good luck in your future career and hopefully you can help to produce the young fast bowlers we sorely lack in Hampshire.

Comment by Ian White

I have been thinking about the deducted points and that Surrey game but I also reckon we gained 10 points from the Somerset and Yorkshire games at home that we perhaps didn’t fully deserve so guess we are where we are. Durham so far just 1 batting point and Lancs no bowling points yet as I write at 3:30pm.

Comment by Ian Pearce

Yes, Surrey let Durham off the hook – from 232-7, now on the verge of a fifth batting point

Comment by Ageas

Good day for Durham who have moved ahead of Warwickshire. Not so good for Lancashire (or Yorkshire come to that).

Comment by Dave Allen

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