Hampshire Cricket History

Bits & Pieces
July 7, 2017, 7:54 am
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Another lovely day by the seaside and maybe – just maybe – Liam will got on the field today.

In The Times, there is a Test Match Diary by ‘Lizzie’ Ammon, who overheard “a portly middle-aged MCC member” in the Harris Gardens saying, “If Liam Dawson is a Test Match spinner, then I’m a Swedish glamour model”

There are reports that Joe Root is the sixth man to make a century in his first match as England captain. Three of the six were born in South Africa, including the Times suggests, one who played for Hampshire. I’m not convinced about that bit.

The county match at Birmingham was a thriller and Neville Scott reports that it was almost the first time in a first-class match that the game was tied after the two sides also finished level on the first innings: Warwicks 334 & 233 lost to Middx 334 & 234-9, with the last pair adding seven to win it, sending Warwicks into further trouble at the foot of the table.

Hampshire have tied four matches in their history, starting in the 1940s and ending at Pompey in 1967. Desmond Eagar played in the first three and was secretary for the last one.

PS I wonder whether you guys are logging into Stephen’s site – mentioned in the Comments on the previous post? You should, it’s a delight, and here is an interesting idea:

“From the Oval, the pleasures of a county match in an empty cathedral; in a nice touch on the first day there was  a presentation made to Surrey members who had passed their personal half-centuries of membership; if other counties don’t do something similar, in a better world they would”.

Oddly, I’ve just been trying to help with a query from a member wanting to known when he first joined. In the past I’ve found no records kept at Hampshire, however, in 1964 HCCC published a full list of members so it would be possible to identify anyone who is now past the fifty mark. There is another list in the 1950 Handbook so some could be approaching 70 years too (I wonder …).


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What a lovely gesture from Surrey to make a presentation marking fifty years of membership.

What would be appropriate for Hampshire to provide members reaching the same milestone? Counselling? A sympathy card?

Comment by James

On another note I see that tonight Bryan Adams is appearing at the Rose Bowl (he is appearing at the venue as many times as our Championship team are in July and August, the height of the summer). Reading the blurb on the website two of the items that are prohibited to take into the ground are food and non-alcoholic drinks. So on one of the hottest days of the summer you can’t take water into the ground. Seriously?

Comment by James

That’s ridiculous. I guess you have to queue for ages and then pay over the odds for a drink. I understand the no alcohol but no drinks of any sort, really!!. Glad I’m not going!!

Comment by Tigger MIles

Thanks James..reminded me of my age..I joined Hampshire in 1958!.
Perhaps a free steak at Beefy!,,,,

Comment by John white

Along with a £5 bottle of water John?

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