Hampshire Cricket History

2nd XI Final Day
April 20, 2017, 11:43 am
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Will Smith is adding a challenge to the selectors by leading Hampshire’s efforts to reach 200 and beat Surrey. Three youngsters have gone, but approaching lunch, Will is 61*. It’s worth mentioning that he was Hampshire’s only ever-present in last year’s County Championship.


(12.45pm) Hants are 109-3.

(2.15pm) Hants are 147-3, Smith 81*

20 minutes later, Will Smith has his hundred, Fraser Hay is giving good support (39*) and with three down they need nine to win.

(2.45pm) Hay won it with a six – victory by seven wickets. Hay 47*, Will Smith 108*


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Is Holland an Aussie? If so, he’s mid-20s and not done much, so I’m not clear what the point is. There might be a kid from Southampton who could make a couple of single figure scores and even if he didn’t ‘make it’, he’d carry some experience back to a local club side, which often happened in the 2nd XI.

Comment by pompeypop

I assume he is the one shown on CricInfo aged 26…..yes from Oz…another..

Comment by John Cottrell

Holland is an Aussie. Over here again, playing for South Wilts this Summer. He is an all-rounder, and played for the Seconds in 2015.

Also, Billy Taylor was one of the umpires for this match, and will be standing again tomorrow. Nice that ‘home’ umpires are still allowed to officiate in the Championship . . .

Comment by Bob Elliott

I did briefly fancy getting confused with the names in that winning stand. Fraser Smith is uninteresting but (if you are of a certain age) Will Hay, batting for Hampshire, is rather delightful.

Comment by pompeypop

Oh yes Mr Porter…..

Comment by John Cottrell

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