Hampshire Cricket History


Leicestershire Tops!
July 21, 2017, 7:07 am
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Jo mentions that Leicestershire are currently the only unbeaten side in this year’s T20. They are also the only side to have won the tournament three times, while Hampshire and Northants have two titles each.

None of those sides have won the Championship in that period since the T20 started in 2003 (Northants never have) whereas ‘mighty’ Yorkshire have reached only one final, losing to us in Cardiff in 2012. Surrey won the first one (2003) and went to the first four Finals Days but have never won it again.

In all, nine counties have won the T20: Hampshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Middlesex, Northants, Somerset, Surrey, and Sussex, plus the only non-county side to win an English county cricket trophy, Birmingham Bears.

Leicestershire’s record is odd. In the first four years they went to Finals Day each year and won twice, since when, apart from their third title in 2011, they have never reached Finals Day. By contrast, until Hampshire won it in 2010 they were poor, managing just two losing quarter-finals in seven years. Then there was no stopping them.

Derbyshire have the poorest record with just two losing quarter-finals in 2004 & 2005, while every other county has reached at least one semi-final (Glams only in 2004, Worcs only in 2015).

Essex have reached four semi-finals and three more quarter-finals but have never contested a Final. Notts have reached eight quarter-finals and three Finals Days without ever winning the Trophy (one losing Final).

Incidentally in 2003 there were no quarter-finals.

 

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It strikes me that if someone asked you (without this info) to name the best and poorest T20 sides you might not get it – especially maybe Essex & Notts?

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