Hampshire Cricket History


I Remember You
October 26, 2016, 7:36 am
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Hedgehog’s ‘request’ about John Southern has me thinking about a new ‘series’ on the Blog in these quiet days. I’m thinking of players who gave good service to Hampshire over a number of years but tend sometimes to be forgotten when people reminisce about the great days of Marshall(s), Shackleton, Richards, Greenidge, Smith(s), ‘Dimi’, Warne etc.

My first subject will be Malcolm Heath (later today) – but happy to receive nominations.

It’s partly another strand to that “Be I Hampshire?” piece. What counts? Ryan McLaren has done a fabulous job for Hampshire having been previously with Kent & Middx – and soon Lancs – but he played in just 19 first-class matches over 14 months. In years to come, will we think of him as a real Hampshire player?

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David Turner please. Always one of my favourite cricketers.

Comment by Ian Laidlaw

Can I nominate Henry Horton, please. Watching him bat in his later years, I was amazed he had played professional football.

Comment by Dave Pople

Trevor Jesty, obviously – I loved everything about his game from the first time I saw him. Danny Livingstone less so.

Comment by Henry Thompson

Raj Maru – 15000+ runs, 446 wickets . . .

Comment by Bob Elliott

God thoughts – thanks. David Turner a very good choice, so too Danny (Daintes Abbias) – I have a feeling that Trevor and Raj are still quite well remembered. Is that fair ?

Comment by pompeypop

Nominate Bob Stephenson (and/or his near namesake Keith Stevenson), two honest cricketers.

Comment by StephenFH

I suppose Rory Kleinveldt is out of the question?

Comment by James

We might start a best forgotten series!!

Comment by pompeypop

HMRKBH that’d be . . .

Comment by Bob Elliott

He’s done pretty well since he left us Bob!

Comment by James

Looking at the careers of Kleinveldt and Herath you’d have to say we got the worst from both of them!

Comment by pompeypop

Very true although you could imagine Herath doing well in the future as he had previously performed well elsewhere whereas the same certainly couldn’t have been said for Kleinveldt who when he played for us was about as fit as I am today!

Comment by James




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