Hampshire Cricket History

Derek Tulk
March 6, 2017, 2:43 pm
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Bob has revealed the other four names below, left to right Bob Stephenson, Ian Watson (one match v West Indies in 1973), Mike Barnard, and Derek Tulk (pointing).

Below, Derek is standing central at the back with long-sleeved sweater – Ray Flood incidentally is seated right (2nd XI v Wilts at Andover, 1957)

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Derek Tulk from Southampton went to Tauntons School – on Cricket Archive it shows him playing no fewer than 25 school matches in 1951 – imagine that today!

He played mostly for Hampshire 2nd XI although few games are listed, as the 2nd XI competition did not start until 1959. He played one Championship match for Hampshire, v Gloucestershire at Southampton in 1956. Arthur Milton scored a century and Derek’s figures were 0-48. On the final day, because of rain, the game drifted to a three innings draw, but Derek did not bowl. In the following year he played v Cambridge University and Bob Barber hit three figures, while Derek bowled just three overs (0-22). He scored 8* but again did not bowl in the second innings. He must have been a bit unlucky not to get a wicket, in a pre-season friendly v Worcs he dismissed England opener Don Kenyon.

He had a long club/Southern League career with Old Tauntonians, playing for a time with his sons, Stuart and Ian – the latter, known as ‘Easel’, is part of the ground staff at the Ageas Bowl, these days managing all the caretaking and maintenance jobs. Stuart’s son Harry also plays now for OTs.


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Derek Tulk is my grandad and Ian (Easle) is my Dad. We’re all very interested to know who you are. Are you one of my Grandads old friends or just interested in cricket history? Would be lovely to know.

Thank you,

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