Hampshire Cricket History


Bowling 2016
September 25, 2016, 4:56 pm
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Thanks to Tigger for pointing out that our bowlers took 182 wickets in the Championship, the lowest number. Lancashire were next with 215 and Warwickshire best with 267.

Hampshire took the fewest bowling bonus points (35), again followed by Lancashire – the only other team below 40.

Hampshire’s leading wicket-takers were McLaren 32 wkts at 39 and Crane, 31 at 45.

In the past ten years there has always been at least one bowler with 45+ wkts (and in five seasons with 50+) except in 2011 & 2016. In both seasons Hampshire were relegated.

In the list of all bowlers in Division One, James Tomlinson (14 at 35) was the highest placed among Hampshire’s ‘regular’ bowlers in 57th place. Only Tomlinson and Wheal (20 at 36) finished in the top 60 – albeit that the top 60 included occasional bowlers like Tom Alsop (two wickets). McLaren was 67th and Crane 79th.

The other regular Hampshire bowlers were Berg (19 at 37 in 62nd) and Dawson (20 at 44 in 77th)

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Edwards and Topley would almost certainly have made a significant difference. However, in the three seasons 2014-2016, Topley has played in just seven first-class matches. His only regular season was 2013 (13).

Comment by pompeypop

The Times has today published the averages for 2016 in which they pull together the two divisions and then include only those who have played five matches (batting) or taken five wickets (bowling). Andy Carter (Derbys/Hants) is quite high in the list, with six wickets, but the first ‘proper’ Hampshire bowler by average is ‘Tommo’ who is at number 92. I think that says it all.

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There is an odd anomaly in the averages. A Carter of Hampshire has six wickets at 21 each and is 10th in the national averages, whereas A Carter of Derbyshire has six wickets at 73.3 and is five from the bottom. But they’re the same bloke! In fact his twelve wickets came in at 47.2.

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