Hampshire Cricket History

July 20, 2017, 7:32 pm
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Likes a smart-arse, or someone who says ‘I told you so’

But it’s just possible that I’ve mentioned how I think Hampshire have treated Tom Alsop dreadfully this season. Did I mention that? (actually it goes back at least to Taunton in the Championship last summer)

I think maybe I did mention it once or twice?

Tom Alsop 2017

4 & 51 v Cardiff University – not selected for the Championship

Replaced injured Rossouw v Yorks, scoring 40 but then dropped again

Averaged 35.5 in List A with a century and a fifty

0 & 62 v South Africa ‘A’

Not selected for first three T20 games, then 64 v Sussex, more than half the team total.



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He batted well. Vince and Rossouw seem to think the idea is smash the leather off the ball.

Comment by Paul

I’m delighted for him but I still wonder how secure he is. Does anyone know why they made changes tonight (Alsop for Carberry, who’s been in good form and Edwards for Berg)?

Comment by pompeypop

I understand that Carbs was rested and Berg is ill.

Comment by John West

From a distance it strikes me that this game had all the ingredients of the worst kind of T20 – a low score from the home side, little prospect of saving the game, the end comes too early with no tension. Is that right?

Comment by pompeypop

Here you go……..as always……..the positive view šŸ˜Š

Yes, it was a disappointing total, apart from the fact that Tom had such a good innings……..but Sussex really should have stepped on the gas after their good start in the power play.

They should have won comfortably in about 12 overs so we did well to keep it going as long as we did.

Was great to see Mason bowling well & looking really confident too.

And………we’re still top of the South Division!

Also, a little food for thought……..the only county still with an unbeaten record in this years’ blast are……….Leicestershire

Comment by joster69

Actually Jo, Gloucs haven’t lost yet, but unlike Leics, they haven’t won all either (one abandoned, one tied)

Comment by pompeypop

Oops šŸ™Š

Comment by joster69

Your positive outlook is a thing to be admired Jo – and of course not shared by me when it comes to Hampshire Cricket plc matters these days, although I’m in the middle of four gigs in a week which is great fun!

As you say, Mason and Tom were clearly the stars. Crane has bowled four overs in every game so far, is yet to concede more than 26 runs and is Hampshire’s leading wicket-taker (7). Abbott, Topley and Berg have all conceded 40 in an innings, the latter two twice, while Afridi, after starting with 4-20 at Cardiff has one wicket in the last three, albeit not too expensive.

It’s interesting to reflect though that the two stars yesterday are young uncapped, Hampshire-produced cricketers, and while both have played for England at below Test level, both have also spent periods not being selected by Hampshire this year. By contrast Hampshire’s otherwise under-performing side last night included seven ‘ready-made’ internationals, signed from elsewhere in the world.

Comment by pompeypop

Of course I omitted to mention a fine bowling performance by a promising slow-left-armer from the Isle of Wight …

Comment by pompeypop

Despite it being against us it was lovely to see Danny doing so well šŸ˜Š

Comment by joster69

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