Hampshire Cricket History

Lucky 13
April 9, 2017, 5:37 pm
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Although I don’t wish to imply there was anything ‘lucky’ about Hampshire’s performance today, but this was their 13th victory in ‘God’s own county’ against the great side. The first, in our first year in the Championship in 1895 was astonishing (nobody on either side reached 50), the next in 1920 magnificent as we won by an innings after losing just two wickets (George Brown 232*)

There were further victories in 1922, 1932, 1955, 1963, 1965 (Yorkshire’s record 23 all out), 1973 & 1977 (in which Greenidge scored 196* & 208), 1990, 2004, 2006 – and today!

Against Yorkshire, Hampshire have done better away, than at home, where they have won just seven times – and never once at Northlands Road. Jimmy Adams scored 168* in our winning total of 404-5 in 2006 and will have enjoyed greatly another victory today.

Well batted!


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Interesting to note that in fine weather, four of the six Championship matches finished in three days and the other two seem to be moving to a result tomorrow.

Comment by pompeypop

…and well bowled!! Yeee-ssss!! What a start.

Comment by Chas C

Such a brilliant fight back after being skittled out in the first innings. Kyle Abbot started the ball rolling & a real team effort with the bat followed. Typically kept on the edge of our sun loungers from mid-afternoon onwards but wow……what a weekend.

Plenty of reasons to feel positive this season & I, for one, can’t wait for next weekend!

Comment by joster69

Thought they had a slim to slim-ish chance this morning.

A slim to slim-ish chance for the season as well, is 10/1 the new 66/1?

Comment by stephenfh

If anyone is wondering, 66/1 were the pre-season odds when Hampshire last took the title in 1973 – they had a scorer, Peter White, for just that season and he backed them at those odds!

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