Hampshire Cricket History


Cricketers do lunch
April 2, 2017, 4:07 pm
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So, I ended up interviewing Calvin Dickinson and Chris Sole at Emsworth today. Here we are with the Pompey supporters Chairman, Brian Scrimshaw

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L-R: Chris Sole, Brian S, Calvin Dickinson, Dave A

If you look carefully you can see Chris has a wounded right hand, from a fielding injury in Barbados. He’s a pace bowler and useful bat from Scotland, and has played for them in first-class and white ball games. His dad David played rugby for Scotland.

Calvin withdrew from Oxford Brookes University after one year, when Essex and Hampshire showed interest in him at the end of last season. He was born in South Africa but moved to England with his parents at the age of 10. When Adam Wheater went to Essex, Calvin signed for Hampshire and is the cover for Lewis (Tom Alsop apparently is fixed on batting not keeping). He already has a first-class best of 62 (v Northants) and last year scored 185 in a 2nd XI game v Warwicks.

The two guys were quite delightful and despite my photo, I had a very nice day.

In the garden of the Brookfield Hotel, I spotted this chair:

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David Sole didn’t just play rugby for Scotland. He was an inspirational captain, and I speak as a Hampshire exile living in Glasgow. If Chris puts half as much effort into his cricket, he’ll do well.

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