Hampshire Cricket History


Could it be a Record?
September 20, 2016, 8:49 pm
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Liam Dawson is 47*. If he reaches 50 tomorrow morning, he will be the fifth Hampshire batsman to achieve that in the innings. Is it a record? Not a unique one but maybe equalling one.

I know that it was achieved by Hampshire eight times between 1991 and 1996, but it’s too late for me to check tonight whether it’s happened since – or whether there have ever been six in an innings since.

Maybe Bob and/or Tigger (the proper ‘stats’ blokes) are looking in? Incidentally when it happened before, there was usually but not always a century in the innings; but not the first time and not the one I recall v Warwickshire at Portsmouth in 1974, when Hampshire’s final all-out score was just 360 with fifties from Richards, Greenidge, Turner, Taylor and Stephenson.

Of course if Dawson gets out first thing it will be all my fault!

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I have more faith in Lewis as well……

Comment by Jim daniel

Good point Jim – it might be the first time!

Comment by pompeypop

& don’t forget Bergy……..still plenty of runs possible!

Comment by joster69

The Last Time (now that is a record) we had 5 fifties in an innings was 2013 at Worcester. Vince (106), Dawson (70), Wood (61), Terry (58), Coles (50no). However, back in 2003 we had 6 in an innings at Derby in a total score of 580. Actually, there were 7 as there were 62 extras. The six was also achieved back in 1884 v Somerset (not County Championship), The 5 in an innings has been done 18 times.

Comment by Tigger

Also, the last time there were 5 fifties in an innings without a century was in 2001. Against Middlesex at Southgate and Derbyshire at Derby. Kenway, Johnson and Aymes were 3 of them in both matches.

Comment by Tigger

Thanks Tigger. A bit more awake this morning and found the whole list on Cricket Archive, so we’re now depending on Lewis or Gareth to add one, (as well Brad/Mason?). Full list at:

http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Records/England/Firstclass/Hampshire/Team_Records/Five_Fifties_Innings_For.html

It’s VERY revealing about the shift in balance between bat & ball/four-day covered pitches. From 1930-1989 it happened just three times. In the 21st century it’s already happened 8 times (before today)

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