Hampshire Cricket History

A Pompey Signing!
October 27, 2016, 7:58 am
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Well actually not really. There are about 200,000 people in Pompey but as I’ve mentioned before a few times none of them have been converted into county cricketers in this century – and not that many before that. However news comes through that Portsmouth CC all-rounder Fraser Hay has signed a summer contract with Hampshire. Here he is batting earlier in the season v OTs


The thing is, Fraser played for Portsmouth but he is actually from Perth. Here’s what the club said:

“Hampshire Cricket have signed 20-year-old Fraser Hay on a summer contract for the 2017 season. The talented all-rounder, who represented Hampshire Second XI in 12 appearances during the side’s 2016 campaign, will return to the Ageas Bowl ahead of the 2017 season. Hay, originally from Perth, Australia, travelled to the south coast last season and featured for the Second XI as well as Southern League side, Portsmouth Cricket Club.”

So it might even be that he’s classed as an overseas player (?). Pompey? Only by adoption.


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You didn’t scroll to the bottom, Dave . .

Although originally from Australia, Hay holds a British passport meaning he is eligible to feature as a non-overseas player.

Comment by Bob Elliott

Cheers Bob. I was reading the press release, which I’ll be getting automatically until they realise I’ve retired, and which didn’t have that bit. So the question is “Be he ‘Ampshire?”. I’m not sure he’s Pompey!

Comment by pompeypop

What about David Rock? OK he was born in Southsea but went to Portsmouth Grammar School and went on to play for Hampshire.

Comment by Stephen Saunders

Southsea counts for sure – some of the finest people come from Southsea(!) – but Rock was the last century not this one. The list since the war is Neil McCorkell, Mike Barnard, David Blake (ish), Barry Reed (born but not raised), Richard McIlwaine, David Rock, Jon Ayling and Lawrie Prittipaul who came along in the late 1990s and did play in the 21st century. As I’ve mentioned before after McCorkell, they were all privately educated. A few like Chris Morgan came on the staff but only played 2nd XI

Comment by pompeypop

Be he more Hampshire than Lewis McManus (born Poole but ‘from Bournemouth’)?

Comment by StephenFH

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