Hampshire Cricket History


Two Issues
May 14, 2017, 11:43 am
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Just after 12.30 and Hampshire are in a bit of a mess

They could still win

If they don’t, they need Sussex to lose at Eastbourne or they’re out

If Sussex lose and Surrey win, Surrey will go two points ahead with one to play but Surrey could lose that last game in which case today’s final run-rate calculations could be vital

Hampshire’s is currently better than Surrey’s, so at the very least Hampshire need to avoid a heavy defeat (in terms of how many overs it takes Surrey to win) and then hope.

But I’m not sure, from discussions I’ve had in the past, that cricketers often think like that.

PS: I’ll work this all out just before we’re knocked out! The first tie-break is apparently most wins, then run-rate, then results between the sides. At present, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire have three wins each – although wins don’t matter to split Hampshire and Sussex, because one more for Sussex and they’re through (Sussex are not doing too well at Eastbourne: 200-7)

PPS According to Tigger’s website the 8th wicket partnership by Bailey & Abbott is the first for Hampshire of 100 or more in any List A game. (Cricket Archive gives the previous best as 93 by Aymes & Udal who happened to be born in … no, no Dave, don’t go there!)

 

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