Hampshire Cricket History


Compare & Contrast
April 10, 2017, 3:32 pm
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That old essay question:

From The Times today

Paul Edwards from Headingley: “Reduced in size and increasingly shifted away from the summer’s choicest months, the County Championship retains its ability to produce cricket as fine and finishes as enthralling as anything the game’s shorter forms can offer”

Back page story: “ECB to spend £6m on T20 marketing” (headline) … “The ECB will spend more than £6 million a year marketing and running the proposed new T20 tournament. The budget completely eclipses anything previously spent on the marketing of English domestic cricket”.

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The excitement has really got to me. First 4 batsmen got over 200 in second innings. I’ve been waiting for that for…how long? Shall I get my first ever season ticket?….!

Comment by Chas C

That’s lovely Chas – I’m envious of your enthusiasm, and on that basis, I think YES, do it! In the first Hampshire match I ever saw (v Surrey at Portsmouth 1959) our wonderful top three, Marshall, Gray, & Horton scored 297 runs – and the game was almost as thrilling as Surrey finished 12 runs short, with nine wickets down. That kind of excitement lasted me over 50 years – I wish you as much happiness.

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