Hampshire Cricket History


Grim Day
August 6, 2017, 1:18 pm
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For English county batsmen. It’s just after 2pm and already 20 men have been dismissed in the three Division One games (anything to do with the recent T20 perhaps?) while Jennings, Westley and Malan have already gone in fewer than 30 overs in the Test match.

Meanwhile, since the Yorkshire story is now less exciting, it’s time to reveal that Neville Rogers carried his bat for Hampshire v Leicestershire at Loughborough in 1953 with an innings of 32* (Hampshire 68 all out)

Here is Neville (standing far left) at the Oval in 1949. Can you name all the others (especially the young man seated far right)? There are no fewer than six Hampshire-born players in the 12

1949 HCCC

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It was just like Beefys Bowl at Fratton Park yesterday as Sweet Caroline boomed out around the ground.

Comment by Paul

Other lowest scores for Hampshire in the Championship, carrying bat: RM Poore 49* (of 97) v Somerset in 1898, J Bailey 70* (139) v West Indies 1939, CP Mead 88* (223) v Warwicks 1909. FE Lacey (61*) & CR Seymour (77*) were pre-Championship. (NB: Bailey is in the photo)

Comment by pompeypop

By tea all three Div One first innings are over and of the 30 batsmen who were dismissed, only two reached 25 – Davies at the Ageas Bowl and Lyth with 68 at Scarborough. Meanwhile three more wickets have already fallen in the second innings, and two of those sides (Lancs & Warwicks) won the toss and chose to bat. For England, Root with 49 is the only man to reach 25.

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Bailey is left sitting then Charlie Knott, Desmond Eagar, ??, Alan Rayment?
Uncle Neil centre back row.
The others are George Heath, Victor Ransom, Cliff Walker, DR Guard, G Hill, And the 12th man.
I cheated Hampshire lost by an innings and 58 runs. Frank Chester was one of the umpires and WH Ashdown the other.

Comment by Paul

You cheated??? Here goes then:

Back: Rogers, Rayment, Walker, McCorkell*, Heath, Gray*, Hill*
Front: Bailey*, Knott*, Eagar, Ransom, and DR (David) Guard*

*Born Hampshire – in addition to which Rogers (born Oxford), Rayment (London), Heath (Hong Kong) and Eagar all settled in Hampshire – and ‘Punchy’, Alan Rayment, is still there and the only survivor.

Walker went back to the family in Yorkshire and Vic Ransom was an amateur and a butcher in Surrey. ‘Shack’ was in the 2nd XI at the start of 1949 but eventually took 100 wickets for the first time.

Comment by pompeypop

Incidentally David Guard, an amateur from Winchester, was playing here just before his 21st birthday. Within two months he played his last game for Hampshire and that was it as a first-class cricketer.

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