Hampshire Cricket History

Home & Away
May 28, 2017, 9:28 am
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Assuming it stays dry enough to get a result in this intriguing game at Taunton, by this evening (28 May) not only will our 50-over season be finished, but we shall have completed 35% of the Championship season

In three away matches we have failed to secure a single batting point, despite which we might manage a second victory today. Whatever happens today, all three away games will have ended in victory for someone.

At home, in both matches we passed 400, taking all six of our batting points, and we had some hopes of victory until the final day – but both were drawn

PS ‘Interesting’ that Hampshire’s bowling has started with their ‘off-spinner’ …

PPS Terrific morning, enthralling match, but the rain is moving in from the channel and at 1.15 (lunch interval) it’s arrived in Pompey

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Current games – interesting that Wheater seems to have lost out again to Foster for Essex; three (‘ex’) Hants for Kent Weatherley, Rouse & Coles v Briggs (Sussex); no Benny Howell for Gloucs who are struggling v Notts (Lumb century). Is that it?

Comment by pompeypop

Judging by Taunton, presumably the ECB’s attitude to turning pitches has become more encouraging since our notorious points deduction. What price a similar trend at the Bowl? Meanwhile, it’s good to hear Ervine the bowler may have another string to his bow as his strike rate and average over the last decade in no way justify the faith shown in him by successive captains. But might Brad Taylor have been a useful addition at Taunton?
To digress, it was embarrassing at the ODI yesterday to witness the total breakdown of the scoreboard, forcing us to rely on the intermittent information on the Sky screen. After years of promises I wonder how much longer we must wait for a scoreboard to match those on every other ground we visit?

Comment by Ian White

I didn’t know about that Ian. The story was they wanted to finish the hotel before adding a new scoreboard to avoid ‘working’ damage – but maybe since then they’ve run out of money?

Meanwhile Brad Taylor opened but failed with the bat yesterday, then took 3-47 for the champions Havant but they lost to St Cross for whom a promising local lad, opening the batting, made an undefeated century – his name is James Adams, worth watching perhaps?

Comment by pompeypop

Ironically Adams wasn’t in the originally selected team but came in to replace Weatherley who was required by Kent. Not a bad replacement!

Comment by James

Incidentally the Academy lost to table toppers South Wilts. Young Middleton top-scored with 32, Chris Sole had the best figures with 3-36 – and ‘Tommo’ at number 11 was 5*

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