Hampshire Cricket History

A Stroll in the Sun?
May 7, 2017, 4:38 pm
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That’s how it appears from a distance. Well done Hampshire.

Two thoughts:

Hampshire have played seven competitive matches this year. In five of them they have included a Hampshire-born player, winning three and having the better of two draws. In two they have fielded 11 ‘foreigners’ and lost both. Clearly there are Cricketing Gods.

Today’s match included a change of innings, and ended in the 93rd over before 5.30pm. Why can’t they bowl that many, that quickly, in the Championship?

PS Another of those remarkable games today – this one at Headingley, where Yorkshire just beat Derbys in a match of 100 overs, which produced 683 runs and 15 wickets. And Yorkshire won that without Root, Bairstow, Rashid, Willey and Plunkett!

Lanc and Warwicks were only just behind with 676 runs for 18 wickets. These would have been unimaginable totals back in the past – even when, for example, in 1975 v Glamorgan, Richards & Greenidge took Hampshire to their record 371-4. Even then the match total was ‘just’ 578-14 – and in 120 overs)


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It was pretty much how it appeared from a distance.
What a difference a Hampshire born. An naked!

Comment by Paul

An naked? Does Jimmy need a trouser sponsor? I’ll do it …

Comment by pompeypop

Wretched predictive text – don’t know what I meant to say now.

Comment by Paul

Ahh maybe ‘man makes’

Comment by Paul

The sporting gods are smiling on Hampshire given Pompey’s remarkable title triumph yesterday!

Comment by Paul

Let’s hope Millwall win the play-off and don’t visit Fratton next season!

Comment by Dave Allen

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