Hampshire Cricket History

The Curse of the Bowl
August 8, 2017, 10:04 am
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Strikes again!

15 miles to the east, a completely dry morning follows a dry night – but no play before lunch. It’s all off to Beefy’s then!

PS ‘Sadly’ they are playing at Taunton Vale, where Somerset 2nd XI went on to reach 280 before the last man was run out. In reply, Hampshire are 8-3 (Alsop and Wood ‘ducks’, & Hay 5 are out). Ref Peter’s point below, it seems from all the players listed so far that Will Smith is not playing.

Mind you Hampshire should be OK now – one of the not out batsmen is Mead!

Oops! Mead still there, but it’s now 8-4.


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Well gone midday and still nice and dry over here in the East yet looking at the motorway cameras it`s still pouring at Hedge End…..roll-on when they get Burnaby Rd up and running ! Be lucky to get any play today and certainly won`t tomorrow so more days to add to David`s ever increasing tally of “no plays”.

Comment by Brian S

Yesterday there was no curse though……I had a full day all bar a 10minute or so stop for light drizzle & even a good deal of sunshine.

However, at home in Chandlers Ford there were apparently multiple showers and sat in the ground you could see plenty of rain clouds all around.

I picked the perfect day to take off, rewarded by a great innings from Liam & some (previously unseen) stubborn resistance from Fidel 😊

Okay, the Lancashire second innings wasn’t what I wanted to see but Davies played really well & deserved a 100 for his efforts. He definitely helped Hameed through a difficult spell and his positivity gifted Hameed the opportunity to play a long if sometimes barely scoring innings.

Comment by joster69

Hampshire 2nds 86/9 at lunch. I am told that they need 4 points from this game to win the regional championship title and go into the final starting Sept 5th.

Comment by John West

I’m afraid Mead went for nought. Asher Hart has 47*, virtually 50% of the total, having come in at number six. Do they get points in exactly the same way as the County Championship? If so, they will have got three bowling points yesterday, but unless it rains a lot over the next day-and-a-half, it’s difficult to see a fourth materialising.

Comment by pompeypop

Actually I note the match is “paused” at 1.54 so maybe it is raining.

Comment by pompeypop

92 all out. The points system is, I believe, 4 points each for batting and bowling – not sure about win and draw points. Incidentally, the final table position depends on Middlesex results in their final games.

Comment by John West

I got that wrong – probably a delayed lunch with nine down. Anyway the misery is over, 92 all out, with Hart 51*. Sole 10 & Salisbury 11 the only others into double figures. The deficit is 188, but no indication yet whether it’s the follow-on.

Comment by pompeypop

Hampshire are following on.

Comment by John West

Chris Sole elevated to opening batsman, alongside Alsop – 17-0

Comment by pompeypop

With our selection policy he is probably being lined-up to open the innings for the first team in their next Championship game …….. with Alsop opening the bowling.

Comment by James

3pm and it is raining in Taunton.

Comment by John West

Actually this time I think it is raining – match “paused”, still 17-0. And by the way, it did rain in Pompey but not for long.

Comment by pompeypop

2nd XI have started again 25-0. I suspect John is sat at the soggy bowl with only a tablet for company? (and maybe Jim?)

Comment by pompeypop

Jim stayed at home today, and I left the bowl at 12 noon when I reckoned that play would be delayed for a long time. Good decision, no play Tuesday.

Comment by John West

Wise choices all round there – after no more than an hour of pretty light rain at lunchtime, it’s dry here again. I reckon Pompey would have got a full day in (and yesterday the sun shone). At Taunton Vale the openers have gone in the 20s, and it’s 62-2

Comment by pompeypop

Hampshire 2nd XI 108-6, still 80 runs behind – Alsop top-score so far with just 25 and defeat looming.

Comment by pompeypop

2nd XI: 138 all out, lost by an innings in two days.

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