Hampshire Cricket History

Average Totals
May 11, 2017, 4:38 pm
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Sky have just revealed that the average innings total in this season’s 50 overs competition is around 285 – Notts have just been bowled out 297**.

As Stephen observes, back in the mid-1970s 240 was a good score. Indeed in List A matches against other first-class sides Hampshire scored: 311-4 at Bristol in 1974 (B&H 55 overs) and 326-9 at Leicester in 1987 (60 overs – and they lost, chasing, by 15 runs!) and that was it until the 1990s, when they began to reach 300 more regularly.

In the first 10 years of List A matches, 1963-1972, Hampshire only once reached 250, when they posted 295-7 v Norfolk at Southampton (Henry Blofeld opened and top-scored for Norfolk, who were captained by Bill Edrich).

**Durham won it with five balls to spare – another thriller


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Hampshire have scored 300+ 32 times in List A matches.
3 times in 40 overs, twice in 45, 12 in 50, 3 in 55 and 12 in 60.
The first time was in 1968 v Bedfordshire.
3 times in the 1970’s, 5 times in 1980’s, 7 in 1990’s and the other 16 in the 2000’s.
9 were against non-first class counties. Most against a first class county is 3 (Glamorgan).
In 26 of these matches at least one player scored a century.

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