Hampshire Cricket History

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April 22, 2017, 5:54 pm
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There are two Hampshire-born cricketers on the field in this match. Jimmy Adams made a modest contribution yesterday but today

Abbott run out 2017.jpg

Kyle Abbott was not too impressed to be given run-out and stayed a little while, staring at umpire Billy Taylor, who later (below) – and with no dispute – gave Brad Wheal out caught behind, leaving Gareth Berg (number 13) on 99*.

Berg has never made a century for Hampshire but has a 99 (out) and a 99*. Is that a record?

(I’ve no idea)

Berg 99*

I’m bewildered by Yorkshire’s batting (mostly Test players) but well done to Hampshire. Watching Hampshire’s tail wag and noting that Hampshire’s brief clatter of wickets came during the overcast middle of the day, did anything change later on? Interesting that Berg is not top pace but maybe he got the new ball to move about? Will Macpherson in today’s Guardian described the “dull surface typical of this ground” and for the first two sessions that looked correct. But after tea?

One personal observation. Today was my first visit of the season. It seemed a little strange, given the way I feel, but a lot of people came up to say they were pleased to see me. There was a good deal of genuine kindness and it was delightful. So thank you.

PS I’ve been trying to post this as a Comment but it won’t work, so:

Ballance scored 120 & 55 against us at Headingley and is 63* at today’s close-of-play, by which time he has scored 238 of Yorkshire’s 588 runs against Hampshire in 2017 – just over 40%.



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I’ve just tried to Comment on here and it didn’t work so “testing, testing”

Comment by pompeypop

Sorry I didn’t get to see you but I hope today helped you feel a bit more connected with the game again 😊

Comment by joster69

Interesting article particularly this comment ‘This type of pitch that is far worse than any minefield that leads to an ECB reprimand.’
Sorry to miss you Dave I was at the Pompey promotion party.

Comment by Paul

You’d have enjoyed that! I’ve been to one or two in the past (first one in 1962). That report is very interesting isn’t it? The pitch looked like that through two sessions to me and I can only explain what followed after tea in terms of tired batsmen out of ‘nick’ and the old fashioned virtues of medium-quick line and length. The spirit of ‘Shack’ prevailed!

Comment by pompeypop

Radio commentary appeared to question umpire decisions today. Of course we don’t do that here, do we. Well were our batsmen and bowlers unlucky? (I think that’s the correct term.)

Comment by Chas C

Difficult sometimes to differentiate disappointment from ‘dissent’ but I’d say for sure Vince and Abbott were unhappy and possibly McManus too.

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