Hampshire Cricket History

Look who’s coming to dinner
February 5, 2017, 12:05 pm
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Adam Wheater is featured in a Q&A in this week’s Cricket Paper, in which he reveals that Liam Dawson is a nervous watcher, waiting to go into bat (“he can’t sit still”) and the three words he chooses to describe himself are “argumentative, opinionated and simple”. If that sounds like false modesty, his first choice of a Dinner Party guest “would be Donald Trump”.

Meanwhile there is a full interview with Tom Alsop who always comes across as rather delightful. He’s optimistic about Hampshire in the Championship this year and hopes to secure his place in that team at number 3.

That’s interesting isn’t it?

Last week Rossouw scored 83 batting at number 3 in a first-class game in SA. George Bailey batted 3 for Hampshire previously and then there’s Vince who seems to be settled at 4. Presumably Dawson must bat 5 or 6 because they also need him to bowl, so if Alsop does not want to open, except in white ball games, that leaves Adams, Smith and Carberry to start. In addition, if Ervine bats as well as last year he must play in the top six.

Meanwhile, Rossouw is 27 and turning his back on International cricket and Bailey is the (presumably costly) overseas which leaves Alsop where exactly?


More of this we hope – but in whites too?




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If nothing else the second eleven will be interesting
Embarassment of riches???.

Comment by John white

But do we know whether Adams and Ervine are still contracted to Hampshire?

Comment by Ian White

Jimmy was interviewed in something (Cricket paper?) a couple of weeks ago after being in the nets, talking positively about this coming season. I’ve heard nothing about Ervine so would assume he’s still there …

Comment by pompeypop

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