Hampshire Cricket History

No Expectations
September 22, 2016, 6:40 pm
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(The Rolling Stones – Beggar’s Banquet)

But it doesn’t stop me hoping. This season, we have rarely looked like taking 20 wickets in a match and we didn’t look likely today although the rain was an added frustration. When we batted again, Adams and Smith made a good start (below) – even against Pringle, whose bowling was more crisp than in the first innings:

Adams cuts.jpg

Sadly the collapse (and Birmingham) leaves us looking vulnerable. I’ve no idea why Crane came in ahead of Berg but it’s worth recalling that last year, the batting of McManus and Crane saved us against Durham, so let’s hope they can do something similar tomorrow. McManus has already batted very well but the predators are surrounding Crane (below)

Crane bats v Durham.jpg

OK, so who thinks we’ll survive?


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Tomorrow is, to quote Sir Alex Ferguson, squeaky bum time!!!!


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Comment by Simon Young

Overnight, Lancashire are 28-3, needing 319 more runs to beat Warwickshire

If they achieve that, then Hampshire can survive with a draw

Any other result – Warwickshire win or draw – and Hampshire must beat Durham to stay in Division One

Comment by pompeypop

Grasping at straws it looks like we won’t have to worry about when to declare so there is little danger of us batting too long and killing Durham’s interest in getting a win.

But this game has shown why we simply aren’t good enough to stay up. Despite being in an excellent position for so much of the game we are now struggling not to lose it let alone win it.

Comment by James

Warwickshire have struggled in 2016, yet Jetan Patel today took his 67th wicket. I haven’t checked when we last had someone get that many (and maybe more tomorrow?) but this year McLaren leads the way with 32 and in the last eight matches he has not once taken more than two in a match. The batting has generally sorted itself out (maybe not today) but we cannot bowl teams out.

Comment by pompeypop

Absolutely. We at times have done well in parts of games but seldom for long enough to win games and it has generally been the bowling that has let us down – not helped by some dead wickets.

Comment by James

Wouldn’t we all have settled for the chance we have pretty much anytime after Fidel went over?

Whatever happens, I really hope we’ve got someone ready to get those —— helmets off the field!

Comment by Jeremy

Still to have that chance on the last day of staying up is a credit to everyone. The quality may have been lacking but the effort has been there and maybe that hard work will come good tomorrow?

Comment by Ian

There’s still a whole day to go tomorrow & so much can happen in that time……….

Didn’t 10 wickets fall in a shortened day today?

Keep the faith 😊

Comment by joster69

Quite right Jo. Whilst over the season our form suggests we wouldn’t win. On a one off day of 96 overs it could very well happen and they take the ten.

Comment by Ian

Fine here at the Bowl. Let’s hope for a good end to the season

Comment by Ageas

We need to score as quickly as possible for a maximum of 10 overs. Then set Durham around 280 off 84 overs. Getting 10 wickets has proved difficult all season but I won’t give up hope until it’s all over.

Comment by Tigger

I forgot to say that Durham’s 8th and 9th wicket partnerships were records against Hampshire. This is why we are where we are.

Comment by Tigger

How do I get a logon to this blog?

Comment by John Lapham

I think you’re here John – and welcome!

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