Hampshire Cricket History

v Surrey (List A)
May 14, 2017, 6:18 am
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The great Oval memory surely has to be the extraordinary chase at the Oval in 2005 when Hants made 359-8 with two overs and a ball to spare. They went on to win the cup of course.

The first meeting was in the Gillette Cup in 1966 at Bournemouth. Hampshire fielded nine of their 1961 County Champions plus Cottam and Reed, with Gray and Ingleby-Mackenzie (keeping wicket) brought back from retirement – Hampshire won by seven wickets.

A favourite memory of mine is a 40-over Sunday League game at Pompey in 1983. Chris Smith went early (23-1), after which Gordon Greenidge dawdled his way to 108* while Trevor Jesty smashed 166*. Hampshire closed on 292-1 and Surrey replied with 188-5, innings closed – Nigel Cowley 4-42.


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Yes Dave, that is the partnership i mentioned earlier. 269 is the best in list A against a first class county. If we beat that today then I reckon we might win. Then again, you never know, after Friday I take nothing for granted.

Comment by Tigger Miles

You’re right! Cheers Tigger. Friday was a bit crazy and I should have gone back to check all the facts and figures. keep your eye on me – and many thanks.

(People often introduced me to others as Hampshire’s stats man. I’m not, and never was; indeed these days I’m proving it! I am an historian of sorts and use stats, but that’s very different, as you can see)

Comment by pompeypop

Just in case….. an honourable mention for ‘the great bowling restriction of 1986’. Cardigan Connor bowling well at the death and the man of the match in the commentary box today I imagine.

Comment by stephenfh

Yes indeed – quite the opposite to 2005, really low scoring. I spent most of it in the bar grumbling that we were blowing it. Typical supporter back then! And as you say KDJ did rather well

Comment by pompeypop

At 17-2 this isn’t being smart, I just want to know. On the radio their guy (‘Churchie) says Surrey have won twice chasing. All three of our wins came batting second, & we lost defending 332 on Friday. So, why did we bat?

Comment by pompeypop

A very good question I asked Mrs S this morning….she didn`t have an answer either. Now 5 down and Sussex doing well….always next year?

Comment by Brian JS

The fight back is on 138-7 Bailey 57*

Comment by Paul

There is a live video stream on the Kia Oval web site.

Comment by Hedgehog

thanks Hedgehog!

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