Hampshire Cricket History

A Bigger Test?
April 14, 2017, 10:27 am
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Middlesex choose to bat – interesting. Hampshire omit Crane.

Before the match proceeds too far (20 mins in), I’ll suggest that this is a tougher test than last weekend. The recovery against Yorkshire from a poor start, was magnificent, but this looks like a virtually full strength Middlesex side (no Morgan). How well might Yorkshire have fared last weekend with Root, Bairstow, Plunkett, Sidebottom, Brooks, Willey and Rashid?

And if the England players have to be rested from Championship matches, how come they can be released to participate in a tournament in India?

PS In Div 2, all four teams fielded first (no toss) but in Div 1, three teams won toss and batted

PPS Tea Score210-2 – must be time for the promising leg-spinner?


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It appears that both Berg and Edwards are playing in their 100th first-class match

Comment by pompeypop

‘Cos they need the money!

Comment by Paul

Mind you it now seems that Edwards isn’t playing much?

Comment by pompeypop

So Day One, Honours Even?

Comment by pompeypop

I’ve just learned that Hampshire have two injuries – is this 2016 again?

Comment by pompeypop

Bad news is that it looks like Edwards has a hamstring and Rossouw has suspected chipped bone in finger. Down to 9.

Good news is that Middlesex cannot get all bowling points……

Good recovery from Hampshire. They stuck to the job and I would say even at the end of the day.

Comment by Ron Griffiths

I’m afraid Middlesex can get all 3 bowling points. Players not batting because of injury count as a wicket. We could declare with 7 wickets down though. Would that be deemed unsporting!

Comment by Tigger Miles

The promising leg spinner did sterling work as 12 th man. However the fielding otherwise wasn’t great today, missing drives, dropped catches. But wait till tomorrow ..

Comment by Chas C

Fairly even first day but I would prefer to be in Middlesex’s position than hours (even before the injuries),

Rossouw took an excellent slip catch but then injured himself dropping a far easier one and as Chas said the fielding wasn’t great.

I thought Abbott and Wheal were the pick of the bowlers,

Is the new announcer a permanent change? Was impressed with his announcement of the county grounds – not a sponsor’s name mentioned. Particularly liked “the Kennington Oval”.

Comment by James

Tony Wharton (Lymington, and England Over-70s Test player, stood in for John White today. John has been poorly this past week.

Comment by Bob Elliott

Thanks for the update Bob. I thought he did a very good job.

Comment by James

Many thanks for all the information and observations. Keep them coming, please.

Comment by pompeypop

Just seen you on Meridian news Dave at the opening of South Parade Pier. Great stuff.

Comment by Paul

Yes, lovely to walk on it again. As Kenneth Wolstenhome once said:
“Some people are on the Pier,
They think it’s all open.
It is now!”

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