Hampshire Cricket History

Winning at Leeds
April 11, 2017, 8:28 am
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Here is that 1920 team that won by an innings, having lost just two wickets (Mead 122* and Bowell 95, in addition to Brown’s 232*, Kennedy 6-69 & 4-66)

1920 HCCC 1920 copy

There is an inscription on the back of this photo (in the Archive) from the proud captain. It seems he sent one to each player at Christmas.

Incidentally if you can make out the names it’s a little misleading. The top line is the list of seated players, underneath, those standing. All the star performers mentioned above are seated. HD Hake, standing second left, was born in Hampshire but also played at Cambridge University. He played 21 times for the county. FP Ryan (standing right) was a slow-left-armer,  who went to Glamorgan in 1922 and spent nine years there. He was born in India, but I think at one time it was believed he was born in the USA. He was fond of a drink (or two … or …)

PS I like all the boaters. Posh lot up north!


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