Hampshire Cricket History


Once Again
October 20, 2016, 7:09 am
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England pick a promising batsman who has enjoyed domestic success.

And once again he ‘fails’

Premature I know for Duckett who might be fine, but he follows Borthwick, (Carberry?), Vince, Robson, Compton, Lyth … (Ballance?)

The answer obviously is to reduce the number of first-class matches they play – especially on turning pitches against quality spinners.

PS Mind you Bangladesh are lucky that Mr Pigot isn’t there, inspecting the pitch – turning on the first day?

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They said on the radio the England entourage reached 39 at one stage, so, if that includes the players, there has obviously been some quite heavy cost cutting going on, reflecting the precarious financial state of the game, so Lester missed out. Must be gutted!

Comment by Jeremy

I see that Derbyshire are the first county to appoint a specialist T20 coach. I say bring ’em on! T20 scorer, T20 fitness coach, T20 sports psychologist etc. It’s a good job the counties have loads of dosh.

Comment by pompeypop

I’m sitting here watching Moeen and Bairstow effect some kind of recovery, noting that other than Root & Cook who hardly played in the Championship, the men who make it from county cricket as Test batsmen seem to be all-rounders (bowling/’keeping’)

Comment by pompeypop

Root for Yorkshire in first-class, 40 matches in seven seasons and Cook for Essex 82 matches in 14 seasons – both averaging around 5.8 matches per season. Vince by comparison, 109 games for Hampshire in eight seasons – average 13.6.

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