Hampshire Cricket History

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May 12, 2017, 7:02 pm
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What You Deserve

James Vince hits Hampshire’s record List A score and he and Dawson equal a record List A partnership. Hampshire post the highest total in any of their List A games this season – by a distance

Only they lost.

Explain that.

(What a cracking game)


(Sorry not a great shot, but through glass and while I was commentating)



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Equaled? I thought they beat it by 2. Previous best 4th wicket partnership was 219 by Greenidge and Chris Smith. Unless I’ve missed one somewhere.

Comment by Tigger MIles

Quite correct Tigger but I think it also equalled Hampshire’s highest partnership for any wicket in List A against a First Class side (Greenidge and Terry v Sussex in 1987)? There again I’ve had a fairly ‘busy’ day, so hope I got that that one right …

Comment by pompeypop

The highest against a first class county was the 269 by Greenidge and Jesty in 1983 v Surrey at Portsmouth. In a 40 over match too.

Comment by Tigger MIles

It was Hampshire’s 10th highest score in 55 seasons of List A cricket, and their highest total BATTING FIRST in a game lost. Last year they scored 342 at Bristol and lost, but that was chasing.

Comment by pompeypop

We may have lost but if we win our last 2 then we still qualify.

Comment by Tigger MIles

It seems to me that unless there’s a crazy score difference somewhere, we only have to beat Surrey to qualify, as we would then be two points ahead of them with a superior run rate and one game each left. On the other hand it’s very difficult for us to get a home quarter final. Is that right?

Comment by pompeypop

I agree we will go above Surrey but Essex and Somerset already on 10 points. We would be on 8 and Sussex 7 with 2 to play. I think we need to win both. Remember Dave, only the top 3 qualify.

Comment by Tigger MIles

Was Ervine injured or has he officially retired from bowling? It has to be one or the other because surely here can be no conceivable reason why when you are conceding eleven an over for twenty odd overs and not getting wickets that you wouldn’t try an alternative bowler to the five who were being used with little effect?

Other thoughts are well done Glamorgan. Thoroughly deserved. And do bowlers (especially England one-day bowlers) really need to be told where to bowl just about every single ball?

Comment by James

Ervine has bowled ten overs in List A this season – difficult to know about today – perhaps it seemed that we were in control and didn’t need him until it was suddenly too late. The last four overs were extraordinary: Topley’s 46th went for 21 runs, then 17, 13 and 10 (from five balls), so 61 runs from four overs, with a ball to spare. There were so many discussions involving so many people weren’t there? But I agree James, when you consider the injuries suffered during the match to Hogan and Rudolph, Glamorgan were excellent and the game was a thriller.

Comment by pompeypop

I take the point about Ervine only bowling ten overs this season but he has bowled in all but one of our 50 over games so far this season so was surely worth a try.

Looking at the situation before the onslaught in the final four overs Glamorgan needed 180 from 17. The next thirteen overs yielded 120 – 6, 12, 8, 11, 10, 11, 9, 10, 11, 2, 8, 13 & 9 with only one wicket being taken (in the over where 2 runs were scored) and it was this which put them in the position to unleash the onslaught. It was during this time that we should have tried changing things to get a wicket. We just seemed to assume wickets would fall and they didn’t. I know he was vastly more experienced but can you imagine Shame Warne just rotating his five main bowlers and waiting for something to happen?

I know hindsight is a wonderful thing but you could see it happening. I texted my pal with ten overs remaining and said Glamorgan were favourites. If only we had a betting tent!

Comment by James

One sad thought – in five days time, on 17 May, 10 sides will play their last List A match of the season, and Hampshire might be one of those. Some of the matches this season – including today’s – have given terrific value. 50 overs cricket is surely better than it’s been for years?

Comment by pompeypop

I’ve now discovered it’s 12 sides not 10.

Comment by pompeypop

James Vince observed of the bowlers that they did not “execute their skills” – particularly the pace men.

Comment by pompeypop

Which doesn’t explain Ervine’s absence from the attack.

Comment by Paul

Indeed not Paul. Given that Ervine is not scoring many runs, I wonder whether they would be better served in these vital games opting for Holland AND Berg and ‘resting’ Ervine? That would give them six real bowlers (resting seems to be the current euphemism for dropped)

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