Hampshire Cricket History

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November 25, 2016, 6:37 am
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On a Summer Holiday

At least those of us daft enough to love Championship cricket might as well, through the whole of July & August when there is just one match – preceded incidentally by an away game and a floodlit game.

I was explaining to Kevan James yesterday how something clicked (off) in me towards the end of last season and how I feel right now that I’m no longer in love with the cricket. There’s very little in the fixtures to make me change my mind – not even Lord’s as far as I can see* –  still it’ll be nice for the cricketers. Lots of days of rest and preparation in a very long season – and I’m sorry for you workers out there that some starts are on Mondays.

*No, I don’t count the T20 you’ll be surprised to see

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Liam 3-0-15-2 today

Comment by Ageas


Seems the ECB were over optimistic with their figures. How surprising

Comment by Paul

VERY interesting. It looks like a Grave(s) situation. Cheers Paul

Comment by Dave Allen

Oh dear it seems Colin Self-Interest is being found out doesn’t it?

Comment by James

There are 7 days of Championship cricket on weekend days over the season, 4 of these are in April (showers), only 1 day after June 4th…. forgive me for having a job

Comment by Richard Taylor

A quick glance suggests there were 94 days this year on which Championship Cricket was going on somewhere.

2017 looks like 71.

Very soon it’ll be just 56.

Comment by Jeremy

Whoops, perhaps it’s 75 – I missed Glo v Wo on July 9.

Comment by Jeremy

Is it the latest ever scheduled finish? Floodlights and white-ball thinking at the ready………

Comment by stephenfh

Between April 25 and September 4, 132 days, roughly what constituted the old season, there are LESS THAN 100 HOURS of Cricket scheduled at the Bowl. 4 50 over games, and 3 Championship matches.

Reminds me of an old article, on another subject, entitled “What would happen if they rang the bell… and nobody came?”

Comment by Jeremy

On the Daily Echo site there is a 4 day match against South Africa A on 8-11 June. Can’t find this mentioned anywhere else, not even on the official Ageas site. Does anyone know anything about it? Will it be First Class status? Thanks in advance.


Comment by Tigger

It is listed on the Times list. The SA tour seems an odd mix of SA and SA “A”. Our game is the first four day match of either teams tour, there’s another at Arundel on 14.7.17

Comment by Jeremy

I have looked at the Arundel fixture list, and July 14 they host county 2XI T20 finals – no mention of a SA match. Where has the SA tour information come from, because I cannot find it?

Comment by John West

Eureka! Having checked the SA cricket website they list the Arundel game on 14th to 17th JUNE, although the Arundel fixture list do not mention it. The match against Hampshire is listed as 8th to 11th June .

Comment by John West

Sorry John, one more of many mistakes on my part 😉

I did go to the T20 2nd XI finals day at Arundel a few years ago – a very nice day out!

Comment by Jeremy

Bet the weather was better at the 2nd T20 finals than at Edgbaston!

Comment by Paul

I see Bryan Adams will make the same number of appearances at the Rose Bowl in July and August next year as Hampshire’s Championship side.

Comment by James

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