Hampshire Cricket History


The Only Way Is Lancs?
August 5, 2017, 1:58 pm
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Just back from a sea & sunshine trip around Southsea. There seemed to be lots of people out-and-about, wearing blue shirts, which I gather has something to do with visitors from Rochdale. Is it a Gracie Fields convention? Then there’s the Test Match under Manchester’s beautiful blue skies – sadly no Hampshire interest.

And tomorrow it’s the return of the County Championship: Hampshire v Lancashire. It’s been exactly four weeks since the last four-day game ended at the Oval, and five-and-a-half weeks since the previous home game; the sodden, floodlit bash v Somerset (just 210 overs in four days).

Hampshire have named a squad of 12 and with seven bowlers (including Ervine) I guess one of them will be omitted. It’s interesting that Edwards is there, rather than back home for the Caribbean T20. It might be a choice between Edwards, Wheal and Holland for the last two places, leaving the top & middle order as Adams, Dawson, Rossouw, Vince, Bailey, Ervine, McManus and Berg – with Crane lower down.

I wish Hampshire well – but I hope Hameed gets runs. Here he is at the Ageas Bowl last year, obliging a couple of local kids:

Hameed

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England going very well at around 5pm, and it seems to me that mighty Portsmouth are level top of the league on run-rate (or something)? Same seems to apply to the Super ‘Shots in the north of the county. A good day for Hampshire then – let’s hope it continues tomorrow.

Comment by pompeypop

Mind you, England have put down three chances of varying difficulties in 20 minutes – keeper, first slip, gully.

Comment by pompeypop

Aldershot are top on alphabetical order. Long may it last for both teams.

Comment by Ian

Saints turn next then – and in sporting terms Bournemouth is always in Hampshire for me.

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