Hampshire Cricket History

4th June v Warwickshire
June 3, 2017, 7:22 pm
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In 1930, amateur bowler CG Fynn made his debut for Hampshire v Lancashire at Bournemouth and took two wickets in his first over. Jon Ayling (1988) and Chris Tremlett (2000) both took a wicket with their first ball in first-class cricket for Hampshire, but not in Championship matches. In 2015, Gareth Berg took a wicket with his first ball (v Sussex) – perhaps he added a second in that first over? Similarly, last year Andy Carter took three wickets in his first two overs on debut at Trent Bridge but I cannot remember or discover whether two came in the first over. It is possible that for Hampshire, Salisbury is the first on debut to take a wicket with his first ball as well as two in his first over.


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I seem to recall Gareth Berg taking a wicket in his first Championship match for us – and then one with the first ball of his second over – which I think was his Hampshire first-class debut in 2015. If so he missed the feat by one ball!

Comment by James

Thank you James, quite right. Entry amended

Comment by pompeypop

Circa 1930, Mr Fynn founded the Bournemouth Amateurs, who played club cricket at Dean Park. In 1969, the BA became founder members of the Southern League. When I joined the Amateurs in 1966, I remember being told that Fynn had fallen out with the Bournemouth Sports Club hierarchy, and he had with others formed the BA as a result. Our then president, Mr G Richards, sometime member of the HCCC committee, was the last remaining member from that era.

Comment by Ian Laidlaw

Salisbury seems to have bettered Carter, whose wickets came a bit more slowly IF cricinfo’s commentary is right…


It seems Carter did take a wicket with his first ball, but in the second innings.

Comment by Jeremy

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