Hampshire Cricket History

Ain’t that the truth?
April 16, 2017, 8:37 am
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It’s certainly close to my version of it. Will McPherson’s first paragraph, reporting on yesterday’s play in today’s Observer:

“Hampshire are a team short on public goodwill. They are packed with non-English qualified players, and cannot find space for two exciting prospects, Mason Crane and Tom Alsop, while they were also the slightly noisy beneficiaries of Durham’s divisional demotion. But there is one regard in which Hampshire success is supremely popular: runs by the bucketload for Michael Carberry”

Hear, hear to all of that – especially the last bit (although I’d have added their enthusiastic campaigning for a non-county cricket competition to the debit column).

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It’s fair comment but unfortunately we as a county are largely judged on the antics of our leader who doesn’t bother to consult the people.

The cricket equivalent of North Korea?

Comment by James

Even North Korea has allies!

Comment by Paul

Interesting to note that Hampshire have 3 England test players in their team. (Plus 3 others in has to be said).

Comment by Bob Murrell

I wonder whether any of them will ever play another Test? ‘Carbs’ should have done

Comment by pompeypop

Nothing ever said about Sussex however who are just as guilty of whatever Hants are Guilty of.

Comment by Michael

Probably a reasonable point Michael, although Sussex do at least produce the occasional Sussex-born player (Brown, Beer, Finch, Machan, Nash, Wells) whereas Hampshire have Jimmy Adams, 37 next birthday.

Comment by pompeypop

But Sussex don’t have Kim Jong-Bransgrove as their leader and spokesperson do they?

Comment by James

It’s easy to be wise after the event, but we seem to have coped without Fidel, so perhaps we will rue having Mason on the field tomorrow but unable to bowl. The campaign for real substitutes starts here . . .

Comment by Bob Elliott

To which it’s worth adding that I wrote to the Chairman of the MCC’s Laws Committee having met him at a criket lunch. I proposed the introduction of substitutes for any reason after the first two innings completed. Among other points, I argued that it was now an integral part of other major team sports. I’ve no idea whether anyone discussed it, but it wasn’t taken up and no one bothered even to acknowledge my letter

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