Hampshire Cricket History

For the Record
July 4, 2017, 12:08 pm
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I’ve been out, looking at art this morning, so only just seen the lunchtime score, but Hampshire’s highest ever score v Surrey  is 603-7 dec at Southampton in 1994 with just two centuries (by Terry & Nicholas). Hampshire won by an innings.

In the Guardian this morning, Will McPherson suggested that the Oval pitch was not as green as the Surrey attack! Interestingly Footit bowled (for Notts) in 2005, when Hampshire made their highest ever total of 714-5 dec.

PS I was going to surrender (previous post) but for Tigger, three consecutive century partnerships happened

2005 In that highest ever score (4th, 5th, 6th undefeated)

I’ll check for more


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Here’s an interesting one. When Crawley made his other triple century at Trent Bridge, the stands were: 0, 153, 238, 98 and 152*; so they missed four consecutive AND three consecutive by two runs when Jimmy Adams was out.

Comment by pompeypop

This is a good one too and maybe the most recent? It’s Jimmy Adams’ highest score (262) at Trent Bridge in 2006 and the stands were 111 for the first wicket, 276 for the second wicket, 109 for the third wicket and 76* for the fourth (572-3 dec).

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OK more cheerful info from Happy Dave: 1999, Hampshire followed on v Sussex and scored 570-6 dec with consecutive 100+ partnerships for the 3rd, 4th and 5th wickets. Will Kendall hit a double century and coming off the field was presented with his cap. I was the only person with a camera nearby, and got the shot!

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I’ve now looked at every score above 500 and a couple of other possibles – under 500 it needs to be a total with few wickets falling (3/4). I think I might have them all, in which case the most recent is 2006. It’s interesting, if unsurprising, that all these records are in the relatively recent days of four-day, covered pitches and on main county grounds.

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And more JOY to anticipate. There was a famous day in 1976 when three Hampshire batsmen scored 100s at Bournemouth (maybe Richards, Turner, Gilliat?) while Greenidge scored a century for West Indies at Manchester but I don’t believe that four Hampshire batsmen have ever scored 100s in the same innings before (it’s happened against us a couple of times).

I just can’t stop spreading happy tidings …

Comment by pompeypop

It was those three men in 1976, v Glamorgan – Hampshire 495 all out in the 100th over and Glams were 97-5 at the close! Hampshire won by an innings in two days, with three spinners Southern, Sainsbury and Cowley sharing the wickets

Comment by pompeypop

Spoiled that one then! But I’m still incredibly cheerful …

Comment by pompeypop

Ervine b Allen 83?

Comment by James

Guilty your honour!

Comment by pompeypop

Fifth wicket record against Surrey
(If I heard the PA correctly).

Dimly remember the Glams match at Dean Park iirc they had three players with the names Jones playing about that time…

Comment by stephenfh

Kevan J announced it as a record partnership for that wicket and I thought he said 1897 but I’ve tried to find it around then and cannot. Maybe I misheard.

Meanwhile, Hampshire’s highest ever v Surrey at the Oval and close to Hampshire’s highest ever v Surrey, anywhere

Comment by pompeypop

I found it – apologies. 164 by EA English and AS Webb at the Oval in 1898. English was interesting – he was an amateur who scored 98 in that match but played rarely. He did however become the first Hampshire player to have played in the Championship who reached a century of years and that was celebrated in a Hampshire Handbook (by John Arlott I think). AS Webb was a regular batsman for Hampshire.

Comment by pompeypop

It was 1898 I believe. English and Webb. I’m on the ground so can’t be 100% sure

Comment by Tigger MIles

I think this is the first time since 1992 that Hampshire have had three centurions in the same innings. Last time was v Sussex at Southampton when Terry, Middleton and Robin Smith scored tons.

Comment by Bob Murrell

Cheers Bob

Comment by pompeypop

Last season at the Oval, Alsop, Ervine and McLaren all with tons. 92 before that was the previous time.

Comment by Ian

Cheers Ian. So many milestones!

Comment by pompeypop

Hurray! Hoorah! More cheers as Hampshire pass their highest ever score v Surrey. What a jolly day.

Comment by pompeypop

It’s now 642 and above that, Hampshire’s highest scores in first class are 714, 672, 671, 654 and 645 – so already their sixth highest.

Comment by pompeypop

And now their 5th

Comment by Tigger MIles

You’re there Tigger – have they declared? Not clear on the radio.

Comment by pompeypop

Here’s an odd fact. Yesterday the Englishmen were ‘on top’: Adams, Vince, and to a lesser extent, the two Currans. But today – with just under 20 overs to go in the day, Hampshire’s batsmen and bowlers have all been ‘foreigners’. I’m not making one of my ‘smart/grumpy’ observations here – I simply noticed it. Unless Crane bowls this evening or McManus takes a catch or two, it might be true of the whole day, which would be odd.

But I’m enjoying it all far too much to be fed up about it.

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Crane bowled the 78th over of the day.

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