Hampshire Cricket History

August 6, 2017, 5:56 pm
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In the T20, Somerset have beaten Surrey pushing Hampshire down to 4th place but it seems to me now that if Hampshire win their three remaining matches they will qualify for the quarter-finals, because they are then bound to finish ahead of Somerset (who they play) while only Sussex below them could overtake those three victories with four of their own (and they play Gloucs, currently ahead of Hampshire, so both cannot win that one).

If they don’t win all three it gets more complicated of course, but they started with three wins so  …

Meanwhile, speaking of the T20 and batting skills, Div One today has been incredible. Do you remember when 16 wickets in a day meant an automatic visit from the Pitch Inspector? In the three games today, 53 wickets have fallen – an average of 17.6 per match – with the Ageas Bowl apparently relatively quiet with just 15! Since Lord’s and the Ageas Bowl are generally among the more batsmen-friendly, and two of the sides opted to bat first there must be another explanation. Was it world class bowling everywhere by all six teams – or maybe the impact (for the first time ever) of a month without any first-class cricket? It’s the future of course.

And after this round, there’s another month until the next one.


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Div 2 was different though with centuries galore!

Comment by Paul

Yes indeed, although apart from the successful Notts side, the attacks were not fearsome I’d suggest.

Comment by Dave Allen

Meanwhile in the Southern League delayed T20 Quarter Final the Academy went down by 4 wkts to Alton today…..come on you Brewers….

Comment by John Cottrell

I’m still waiting for the ECB to deduct points from Middlesex for an unsuitable Lord’s wicket. Can you ever imagine that happening?

Meanwhile the batting was exactly what I expected from players returning from a month or so of non-stop slog cricket – a lack of patience and an inability to leave a ball. But as Dave’s says it’s the future.

Meanwhile I saw Bob’s note that Rossouw has a hamstring strain – but did this happen before or after the team was announced?

Comment by James

Rilee’s hamstring injury occurred Friday night in the T20 against Essex……batted with a runner

Comment by joster69

Today’s “Roundup” had no mention of the 2nd XI T/20 participation in finals day on Thursday. The apathy is moving from the management to the “Member’s Committee”.

Comment by John West

We’ll keep the info coming here John!

Comment by pompeypop

A rather delightful fact today is that Ryan Sidebottom took four wickets at Lord’s and one at Scarborough on the same day! Ryan Sidebottom – it’s hardly Fred Smith is it?

Comment by pompeypop

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