Hampshire Cricket History

Wednesday 14 June
June 14, 2017, 12:27 pm
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A strong-looking Hampshire 2nd XI have been dismissed for 124 after 18 overs and one ball in their T20 game v the Unicorns (is this a double-header?).

Portsmouth’s Aussie, Fraser Hay, with 26 was the only man to get beyond 20, and in reply the Unicorns are going well at 43-1 against an attack that includes Topley, Dawson, Wheal, Holland, Taylor (who has the wicket) and the return of Ryan Stevenson. In addition, Chris Wood, Will Smith and Hay might bowl.

PS Unicorns were 36-0 and are now 50-3, with all three to Brad Taylor

PPS Brad finished with 4-23 and Hampshire won, restricting the Unicorns to 111-7 in their 20 overs. I think we might need a pitch report from our outgrounds expert (Bob?)


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It is a double-header. The Unicorns are batting and Holland has taken the first two wickets.

Comment by pompeypop

Just after 5pm and Hampshire appear on course for a second victory. The Unicorns closed on 146-6 (Holland 3-14 in four) and Hampshire are 91-2 in the 12th (Alsop 43*)

Meanwhile England have lost their semi-final by eight wickets with 77 balls to spare. (I no longer have opinions)

Comment by pompeypop

Well I do!

Mine is that we have a great team of flat-track bullies. We can whack it on perfect batting tracks over short boundaries but when the wicket is a bit more testing we haven’t the technique, the application or frankly the interest to bat properly.

But that’s what the ECB seem to want with their emphasis on 20 and 50 over cricket so I hope they enjoy watching Pakistan in the final . I will.

Comment by James

And I’m pleased you do too!

Comment by pompeypop

I do too, in agreement with James.

Simon Hughes (not my favourite, but there we are) on R4 this morning said “Englands batting is based on blugeoning, whereas Pakistan has more touch players”. He went on to say Englands style is “very entertaining”.

It’s so entertaining that whereas once I would have watched almost every ball of this tournament, now I can’t even be bothered to watch the highlights.

If Graves’s untapped audience turnsout to be mythical, English cricket is completely, perhaps irreversibly, screwed.

Comment by Jeremy

Agreed; England need more competitive grit, the post-match interview with Eoin Morgan was conducted like a corporate PR exercise.

Comment by stephenfh

Hampshire won the second game by seven wickets with two overs to spare. Alsop was out for 47 (top score).

Comment by pompeypop

Meanwhile the cricket news section on the official website still has no reference whatsoever of our defeat by South Africa A but has yet another story about Beefy’s.

Comment by James

Bizarrely the Beefy’s article (British Beer Night) appears only in the Cricket News, and not in the Beefy’s sub-section of the site as far as I can tell.

I wonder if somewhere on the wide web is a blog run by Beefy’s regular customers, where they complain about the dearth of news in the Beefy’s section of the Ageas site. I know I’d be livid.

Comment by Hedgehog

Hmm maybe I am making a mistake and looking for cricket news in the Cricket News section of the site.

Or maybe I am simply making the mistake of looking for cricket news on the site.

Comment by James

To give some credit, I just noticed that the @hantscricket Twitter feed posted score updates and photos from the South Africa A match, and a video clip of Tuesday’s net practice on the nursery ground.

Comment by Hedgehog

I can’t possibly comment of course, although given the habit of naming parts of cricket grounds after local heroes, I do wonder whether Beefy’s is unique in ‘honouring’ (?) a player who never played for that side? Meanwhile it’s looking like an India v Pakistan Final at the Oval on Sunday.

India won by nine wickets with 59 balls to spare. I’ve been doing some work about beatniks recently – I guess they would have called the two semi-finals “Dullsville”?

Comment by pompeypop

Dullsville, Arizona

Comment by John F

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