Hampshire Cricket History

Thriller in Bangalore
March 7, 2017, 9:03 am
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I hope you can watch this? Proper cricket at its best – not one completed innings has reached 300 and it’s a cracker!

Meanwhile thanks to John for the information that Mason Crane has a wicket and his NSW cap.


Our last home-grown leg spinner Alan Castell played over 100 f/c games in more than 10 years for Hampshire and never got a cap.

PS: BBC Crane report: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/39193715



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He needs the cap – it’s hot out there!

Comment by James

I think they were approaching 100-4 when I got excited. Another dozen runs, and they were all out, so not so exciting in the end but a very good game. Aussie skipper, Steve Smith tried to ‘cheat’ (or didn’t know the rules about TV referrals).

Comment by pompeypop

For the second time in 6 months, Hampshire Cricket have arranged a meeting on the same evening and at the same venue as a talk arranged (months in advance) by the Hampshire Cricket Society.

The Members AGM and Forum on 29th March had been set on the same evening at the same venue as the Society talk (by Darren Bicknell).

Planning and communication to members has never been a strong point of Hampshire CCC (now there’s an understatement !) But surely HCCC should be aware of other activities at their venue, especially activities of groups trying to further the sport of cricket in Hampshire. But then, I confess, I’m not in the least surprised !

Comment by Ken Berridge

Me neither Ken. Very sad. Mind you, remember, they are no longer HCCC. It’s officially not a County Cricket Club, possibly the only one that isn’t (?) – It’s Hampshire Cricket PLC, which is probably why it does what it does.

Comment by pompeypop

Yes a perfect example of the PROPER cricket we should fight to preserve, played in the right, if hard, spirit.
Good to see so many schoolkids there, an initiative we should encourage over here.
Breaking news Kevin Pietersen has signed for Surrey. Where was Rod when he needed him.
Probable reason for Alan not getting a cap, he often addressed Mr Eager as “Des” !.

Comment by John white

From the Hants Cricket web site article about the relaunch of Beefy’s restaurant “The Hampshire duo were also on hand to pull the restaurants [sic] first draught pint of Bud Light at the start of the evening, with BEEFY’S the first location in the UK to offer the light American lager on tap”.

With apologies to afficionados of that beverage this strikes me as a metaphor for the inexorable transition from “proper cricket” to “cricket light”.

Comment by Hedgehog

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