Hampshire Cricket History

20 June Day Two v Lancs
June 20, 2017, 8:05 am
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Today is my really busy day (12-12, two gigs and a book launch) so I’ll probably know nothing. Lots of Comments below from yesterday, so here’s a new ‘page’ for the next lot. Enjoy the sun!


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Goodbye and …. (?)


Comment by pompeypop

The silence says it all….

Comment by John Cottrell

He really lives in cloud-cuckoo land doesn’t he?

Comment by James

Abbott left on 97, shame he didn’t reach his maiden century.

Comment by Tigger Miles

Indeed as a former number 11 I’m sure Salisbury will feel bad about getting out and leaving him three short however bearing in mind he batted for 67 minutes and faced 57 balls it seems he doesn’t have anything to be ashamed about.

Comment by James

I’ve just ‘re-connected’ after most of the past two days to discover that Lancashire have recorded their second highest score ever against Hampshire, and they’re still batting. It looks like the Long Hot Summer in the field (?). Do those of you who have paid attention know of any extenuating circumstances (ie excuses)?

Comment by pompeypop

It is hot….😊

Comment by John Cottrell

Our two best slow bowlers aren’t allowed to play because they have been selected as cannon fodder in the latest pointless slog game?

Comment by James

Today’s Guardian was suggesting Crane would play tonight (he is, and after three overs going OK), quite possibly in a Test v West Indies this season and then go to Australia with England. If that happens, it’s hard to imagine he has much of a future at Hampshire – unless he’s the next Briggs. NB Dawson excellent (4-0-17-0)

Comment by pompeypop

No extenuating circumstances unless you include 2 dropped catches in first over of the day. I think Isabelle Duncan said that(our commentator). Gut wrenching.

Comment by Chas C

Agreed Chas, I also heard about the dropped catches, one by Ervine, one by Carberry. It makes my blood boil – and yes it is warm ( I am in Surrey).

Comment by Martin

OK I have another question – entirely genuine. I have only seen him live in one 50 over match so, can those of you who watch regularly now tell me; what is the point of Rossouw?

Comment by pompeypop

After the championship match at Taunton, high praise, but apparently this was because a SA guy called Elgar was goading him throughout his innings. So, the answer is, make sure that there are some SA composers in the opposition! Otherwise, no point at all, Dave.

Comment by John West

Sorry, that was the 50 over match, not championship.

Comment by John West

Tut, Tut, John

Comment by John Cottrell

Some Rossouw Championship stats since his return from injury:
v Essex 0 (1 ball) & 0 (2 balls)
v Somerset 0 (2 balls) & 13 (7 balls)
v Warwickshire 17 (20 balls)
v Lancashire 4 (3 balls) & 0 (1 ball)

7 innings, 34 runs, 4 ducks, 36 balls faced, average 4.86

Last week we were discussing the worst number 11s we had seen. I think most of those nominated would be embarrassed if they had stats like this.

My impression is that he is a whacker not a batsman.

But none of our top six have batted with any sort of consistency this season.

Comment by James

Thanks James. Incidentally surely a first at the Ageas Bowl tonight: an international match in which both sides have picked a ‘Hampshire’ leg-spinner.

Comment by pompeypop

Also I guess really the first time two Hampshire spinners represented England in the same match – although Robin Smith and Shaun Udal did play for England together, but I don’t think the former really counts.

Comment by pompeypop

James’ comment about consistency took me to the stats for the season, approaching the conclusion of the halfway match (!). NOT ONE of the 18 players selected by Hampshire this season in the Championship, has managed to record two consecutive half-centuries. Carberry, Berg & Rossouw have one ’50’ each; Adams, Bailey & Vince have one century each (but no 50s), Ervine has one of each, Abbott has two half-centuries and
a 49; Dawson (HS 37) & McManus (HS 41) have none. Alsop in his one innings scored 40. That seems to prove James’ point.

Comment by pompeypop

To be fair Carberry has two fifties but not in consecutive innings so I think the point still stands.

Comment by James

Ypu’re right, mu apologies (& to him) but after a good start with a hundred against the students and 22, 41 & 98 in his first three Championship innings, his scores have been 6, 5, 6, 17, 51, 2, 14, 10. Add that to Rossouw’s run and the fact that Vince hasn’t reach 30 since his ‘ton’ against Yorks (in six inns) and the top order appears to be a problem.

Comment by pompeypop

Another wicket first thing (51-6). The good news? Hampshire have already been dismissed for lower scores v Lancs (twice in the 30s).

Comment by pompeypop

That McLaren looks a useful cricketer. Would he come to Hampshire?

Comment by pompeypop

He’s the right nationality!

And he can bat. Maybe we should just sign South African bowlers and play them as batsmen?

Comment by James

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