Hampshire Cricket History

July 23, 2017, 4:45 pm
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There’s no cricket

And imagine if high summer 2020 is wet like this one. What will happen then?

Meanwhile, there was cricket at Lord’s and what a cracking final few overs.



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To expand a little on the first point I think there might be a difference between the loyalties of ‘dyed-in-the-wool’ cricket supporters who put up with/keep coming back to rain-affected first-class matches and the so-called ‘new’ audience being sought for the city-based T20. Two Ageas Bowl matches were abandoned without a ball bowled in the T20 last year and now this one today.

This weekend, ten T20 matches have reached a result but three by D/L method while a further five have been abandoned/no result. On Wednesday, Hampshire at Taunton is one of three games scheduled, but the forecast is poor again. We can emulate India and Australia in various ways – but the weather?

Comment by pompeypop

6 sixes in an over by Whiteley was the highlight of the day

Comment by Tigger MIles

Not for Karl Carver it wasn’t Tigger!

Comment by James

One of your old heroes was at the ‘Bowl today. It was a shame he didn’t get to see any cricket. Mike Barnard and his family waited patientlyfor play to begin . . . He hopes to be at the Old Boy’s reunion in September. ;

Comment by Bob Elliott

Thanks Bob – he really is a hero, not simply as a sportsman but as one of the most remarkable, bravest men I’ve ever met. I’ve been persuaded to attend the reunion (to which I’m still invited) so I do hope to see him. Very few of the ’61 side still with us – Dennis Baldry and Bryan Timms are well, Alan Wassell and Malcolm Heath less so, plus Mike.

Comment by pompeypop

A thought or two occurred to me about my last Comment. Firstly, never again will we be able to talk of someone like Mike Barnard playing in the highest division of the football league for his home town club and also winning a Championship with his home county.

It also struck me that the only surviving members of the XI that actually clinched the title on that great September day in 1961 are Mike Barnard of Portsmouth and Alan Wassell from Gosport/ Fareham. I wonder whether such a thing will ever occur again? I doubt it very much – and whatever the understandable social/economic reasons, I see it as nothing but a cause for great regret.

Comment by pompeypop

Cricinfo tells me that Hampshire 2nds are playing Middlesex today at the Nursery ground. And that Hampshire are top of the South Division! – with Middlesex in second place.

Comment by Dave Pople

Hampshire 33-2 in the 11th over according to CricHQ on which you now seem to have to pay to see any further details. I’ve found CricHQ to be very hit and miss in the past with some matches never featuring so I will certainly not be paying a subscription.

Does anyone know of any other sources of 2nd XI scorecards?

If only Hampshire Cricket had a website that they could use to update supporters eh?

Comment by James

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