Hampshire Cricket History


In the Headlines (Part 1)
October 4, 2016, 3:35 pm
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You might have caught up by now but since the job of this Blog is to record history – including history in the making – here goes:

Daily Telegraph: Sport section front page, “English cricket stunned by ECB’s shock judgement”. Inside on pages 2 & 3 Nick Hoult’s report is headlined “Durham go down as ECB acts tough over debts”. He reports Paul Collinwood blaming Durham’s “inefficiency” more than the ECB and reports the suggestion from Kent that they intend to take legal advice. Also, “the ECB could not have sent out a stronger message to the other 17 counties”. On page 3, Scyld Berry’s piece is led by “Penalty alien to cricket’s tradition of fair play” and argues that only if there has been “criminality” (of which there is no suggestion) or “match fixing … is the punishment justified”. He adds “it is simply inappropriate to penalise Durham’s players so drastically for what their administrators have done”. Berry believes that Durham overreached themselves “on bricks and mortar and on staging Test matches” and implies that they need help which “is what friends should be for”.

Apart from Hoult describing Hampshire as “beneficiaries” there is nothing about them in either piece.

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