Hampshire Cricket History


Here We Go Again?
April 4, 2017, 10:52 am
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Fidel Edwards bowled 1.4 overs this morning and then …?

Wasn’t football surely?

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Rather worrying. Hope he went off purely as a precaution.

Comment by Ian White

Mind you, I think we’re ok. It doesn’t look as though the students are going for it …

How many points for a draw these days?

Comment by pompeypop

Fidel pulled up in his second over – could be cramp – or hamstring- we haven’t heard yet.

Comment by John West

Maybe not enough football?

Comment by pompeypop

Exhaustion?

Comment by James

It’s clearly been a cracking day with the students almost up to two runs an over, hardly any wickets falling and now they’re off for bad light.

I’ve had this idea that we should give up on these endless drawn games and invent something that lasts just 20 overs per side – with coloured clothes and a white ball

It might catch on.

Comment by pompeypop

I think Simon Heffer might have been reading your thoughts – this from todays Telegraph:

“I am glad no one ever patronised me in the way the ECB patronises today‚Äôs youth: it is like telling them they are manifestly too thick to take A-levels or go to university, so the school-leaving age might as well be lowered to 14, and they can deliver pizzas or work in Burger King instead.”

Comment by Jeremy

I’m not what you might describe as a ‘natural’ Heffer man but – Hear hear!! Absolutely right.

Comment by pompeypop

When it got dark, we picked the team for Friday.

Assuming Fidel is crocked, and Headingley is seam-friendly thus eliminating the need for a second spinner, we came up with this:

Carberry
Rossouw
Alsop
Vince
Dawson
Ervine
McManus
Berg
Hart (or Stevenson)
Wheal
Abbott

So, no place for Adams, Smith, Topley, Crane, or Taylor, though Adams would replace Carberry if he is not yet ready for a four-day match.

Will Topley play?

Comment by Bob Elliott

A reasonable bet BUT not one Hampshire-born cricketer but five from Southern Africa!

Comment by Dave Allen

Surely Topley must be a first choice. Wheal is really a beginner, though he has potential, while until his injury Topley was first choice for England for the shorter form of the game.

Comment by Andrew

Looked like cramp…he certainly walked off OK.
Btw, good to see David O’Sullivan playing for Cardiff MCCU. Not doing badly for a 72 year old – although I wouldn’t have recognised him from the photos of Hampshire 1973

Comment by Ageas

Dave, Not sure is anyone noticed but Carbs passed 10,000 first class runs for Hampshire with his 100. Great to see him back.

Comment by Tigger MIles

Many thanks Tigger – I missed it I’m afraid, but I agree. Very good news

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