Hampshire Cricket History


Simply Not the Best
March 11, 2017, 9:01 pm
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For Hampshire that is

However (BBC):

“Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath became the most successful left-arm spinner in Test cricket history as the hosts beat Bangladesh by 259 runs in Galle. Herath, 38, surpassed the record of 362 wickets set by New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori as Bangladesh were all out for 197 on the final day of the first Test”.

My (accurate?) opening leads me to think it would be amusing to compile an all-time worst overseas XI for Hampshire – plus the question that if they were ever to face the best XI, would Nic Pothas have to ‘keep’ for both teams? (!).

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OK – let’s start with the bowlers. I submit: Nantie Hayward, Tino Best, Ruel Brathwaite, and Friedel de Wet.
The ‘keeper is, as you say, a problem. Perhaps we would have to make Adam Wheater an ‘honorary overseas’! We seem to be quite good at making (and sometines discarding (Bates/Rouse)) our own glove-men. The batters are a bit more tricky, but would have to include KP and, probably, Myburgh . . .

Comment by Bob Elliott

Can’t believe Rory Kleinveldt wasn’t the first bowler you thought of Bob!

(And technically Brathwaite wasn’t an overseas player was he?)

Comment by James

Indeed, Pothas wasn’t ‘overseas’ either was he? – Kolpaks/Overseas – all foreigners to me! I must admit Rory wasn’t on the list that I made out, but he would certainly be in the reckoning . . .

Comment by Bob Elliott

Kleinveldt number one for me although he became quite decent elsewhere. What about the Aussie Thorneley and Chaminder Vaas for us?

Comment by pompeypop

Elvis reifer ?

Comment by John white




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