Hampshire Cricket History

Wot No Rain?
April 21, 2017, 4:43 pm
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So they’re off for bad light. It must be a lot darker there than it is in Pompey, unless cricketers can’t play in April without the occasional interruption.

Congratulations to James Vince for yet another century against Yorkshire. At a distance, my impression is that it’s another of those Ageas Bowl pitches – slow and with little encouragement for the bowlers. Is that fair? If it is, will this be another high points draw?**

Coming tomorrow, I would have enjoyed a sight of our very promising leg spinner – I can’t help feeling he would be better loaned to a second division side, if we don’t wish to play him. Elsewhere, it’s difficult to see the point of loaning Joe Weatherley to Kent. Two scores on debut in the mid-30s and that’s it; while Adam Rouse and Matt Coles are in the XI. Sadly Danny Briggs can’t find a place in a reconstructed Sussex attack.

** After five days at the Ageas Bowl this season a wicket has fallen every 13.5 overs. Old Trafford today was crazy with a wicket every 5.2 overs. In all four of the Div One Championship matches that have ended in victory/defeat this year, wickets have fallen at less than one every ten overs. The three draws have all seen wickets fall at more than one every 12 overs.


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The way Sussex are playing at the moment Danny will be opening the batting and the bowling next game!

Comment by James

Sussex’s day yesterday was a collectors item – Notts 88-5, 180-7, 447 all out, then 7-0, 11-3 at close.

I suspect we’ve had as bad days, but they don’t spring immediately to mind!

Comment by Jeremy

I might start a ‘Days to Forget’ feature. Off the top of my head (I’m about to leave for the cricket) here’s one:

Wednesday 26 June 1957 at Guildford: Hampshire 66 (Barnard 13, Loader 7-36), Surrey 247-4 (Clark 82, May 56)

Imagine that today. What would happen on Day Two?

On this occasion, Surrey declared at their overnight score with Barrington 40*, and bowled out Hampshire in 52.3 overs for 108 (Laker 5-46, Loader 4-34, Ingleby-Mackenzie 35) to win by an innings.

HM the Queen was to meet the teams on the second afternoon as part of Guildford’s Civic Ceremonies so they had to play a friendly while waiting for her to arrive!

Comment by pompeypop

Yorkshire have played two matches. They lost to Hampshire at Leeds – wicket every 7.8 overs and beat Warwicks at Birmingham – wicket every 7.25 overs

Comment by pompeypop

Joe Weatherley is unwell according to the Kent website

Comment by joster69

I see – thanks Jo. I thought that was odd.

Comment by Dave Allen

Saturday morning – my first hour of cricket watching in 2017 and Hampshire 20-3. Maybe I should go home again?

Comment by Dave Allen

The clouds then disappeared, since when, one ‘dodgy’ run out in 90 minutes. It looks as flat and slow in reality as I suspected yesterday.

Comment by Dave Allen

Rather than go home could you attend every day in future please!

Comment by James

Reece Topley has never bowled for Hampshire but he batted once last year, making his highest FC score of 15. Now, approaching 2.30pm he is batting for us for a second time and has reached 16* – to some applause!

Comment by Dave Allen

Well I’ve seen both Berg’s 99s for Hampshire now! Unlucky to say the least but it’s better than 0

Comment by Dave Allen

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