Hampshire Cricket History

Durham closing in
April 6, 2017, 8:54 pm
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On Leicestershire, who have just been fined 16 points for being naughty. Meanwhile, Matt Coles is in bother again at Kent, who it is said will review his future at the end of the season.

I used to like the Grand National, not because I cared about horse racing but it seemed to herald the start of spring which meant in turn that the cricket season wasn’t far away. Now the cricket season comes first.

My Wisden came today. Sadly no mention for us in the review of Blogs, although Forever Changes gets a list mention in “Books Received in 2016 – General”. As usual Pat Symes does a good job of reviewing Hampshire’s season, revealing that the first team’s ten victories (all competitions) in 2016, was their poorest record for 19 years. There is a lovely photo of Vic Cannings and Desmond Eagar demonstrating slip catching to a bunch of Hampshire boys – maybe some are still watching the county?

There is much, MUCH more of course – and not all of it is very complimentary about English cricket, or the ECB, including the treatment of Durham. The editor asks whether people knew about the probable punishment as long ago as May?

PS More amusingly, there’s a lovely story that in a match between Surrey & Somerset 30 years ago, the scorecard included, Clinton c&b Trump 16.


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Is Coles in more bother or was that last year when I seem to recall they were going to review his position at the end of the season?

Mind you he does seem to be in trouble each season so maybe he has just started early this year.

Comment by James

It was in the Times earlier this week. Pre-season bust-up with Blake apparently

Comment by Dave Allen

Thanks Dave. Interesting decision to wait five months to review his position.

Comment by James

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