Hampshire Cricket History

Sunset Strip
September 24, 2016, 7:01 pm
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As the sun fades on another season here are the final figures for the various grounds in Division One. It’s interesting that the ground which yielded the fewest wickets per over was Lord’s which produced the County Champions, whereas the one where wickets fell most frequently was Taunton, almost home of the Champions.

The Ageas Bowl was on the slow side but how much was that because Hampshire (fewest bowling points) bowled there in every game? Only three of the nine main grounds averaged 10 wickets per 96 overs day.

Lord’s saw a wicket every 11.8 overs

Oval every 11.3 overs

Ageas Bowl and Old Trafford every 11.2 overs

Durham every 10.7 overs

Trent Bridge every 9.7overs

Headingley every 9.4 overs

Edgbaston every 9.03 overs

Taunton every 8.9 overs

(Outgrounds: Guildford 8.87; Scarborough (two matches) 9.3; Merchant Taylor’s 10.6)


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Reasons to be cheerful part 3
Bristol, Hove, Canterbury are reasonably close. Worcester, Cardiff, Northampton not too far
Leicester, Derby and Nottingham furthest.
Although we’ll not visit all due to the reduction in games

Comment by Paul

Ivo Tennant in Saturday’s Times: “For members, it will not make a great deal of difference next year. There will still be decent cricket to watch at an international ground and the side should stay intact”.

So that’s all right then.

(I Don’t want to go to) Derby, Leicester, Northampton….

Comment by Jeremy

At Lords the wickets are, I believe, prepared by the MCC which did Middlesex no favours this year.

A point about attendances: in 1973 Northlands Road was full for the Northants match (capacity 6,000?) and there were good crowds at Dean Park when the title was actually won. On Friday the crowd at Lords was probably approaching 10,000 at the end; a reminder to a certain ECB figure who did the trophy presentation.

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