Hampshire Cricket History

Goodbye and thank you
May 4, 2017, 1:38 pm
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The Duke’s retiring – life will be that bit more dull I suppose. He’s had a bit to do with Hampshire over the years:

Here he is walking back, after an innings at Bournemouth for his own XI and (below) meeting the Hampshire team (1949)

Duke of Edinburgh Bmth

1949 Duke of Edinburgh.jpg

(Below) Presenting the Champion County Trophy to Gilliat’s team in the winter of 1973/4

Duke of E 1973



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What’s he said to Sains?

Comment by Paul

“I’m afraid we always use Fortnum & Mason but I hear your little shop is quite popular”.

Comment by James


Comment by Paul

That Hampshire side of 1949, includes five men born within the county, Dick Carty, Gerry Hill, Neil McCorkell, Jim Bailey, and Charlie Knott. They all appeared in the following season and Captain Desmond Eagar was always keen to encourage the locals. By 1955, when we finished third for the first time, he’d added Jimmy Gray, Mike Barnard, Vic Cannings, Peter Sainsbury, Leo Harrison, Mervyn Burden and Malcolm Heath – that’s a whole XI plus a 12th Man, of Hampshire-born players, in just five years.

Comment by pompeypop

I notice the fixture list on the official website shows us playing Gloucester on Sunday. Would this be a new city-based 50 over franchise?

Comment by James

Protests in Bristol looming?!!

Comment by pompeypop

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