Hampshire Cricket History

T20 2nd XI Finals Day
August 9, 2017, 12:27 pm
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It is tomorrow, and I’m planning to go but I’m somewhat concerned that Arundel could be soaking wet even with a good forecast. I understand we’re in the first match v Yorkshire(?)

Thursday 10th August: ECB County 2nd XI T20 Finals Day. Sussex, Hampshire, Lancashire & Yorkshire. Non FACCC members: £5 p/p inc. parking (cash only). Match starts at 10.30am. Gate opens at 9.00am.

Meanwhile, following up my various thoughts about scheduling, today’s Times reports “August Tests under threat from T20”, because the ECB are planning in 2020 to scrap one of the anticipated Tests v Sri Lanka, enabling England players to be added to the eight teams participating in the new tournament for the second half of its run from17 July-23 August (including the Finals). They will also delay the ODIs until 25 August.

Please select from ‘It’s looking good’ / ‘Get used to it’ / ‘That’s it; I quit’.


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Unsurprisingly the game at the Ageas Bowl is off, giving a total of 191.3 overs and placing it at number 11 in the list of shortest (rain-affected) first-class matches on that ground. There was one other shorter but not rain-affected, when we were stuffed by Surrey some years ago. It means that the last two home Championship matches have given a total of 401 overs and five balls, which is all you’ll get over the three months from the end of the Warwicks game until the start v Surrey.

Comment by pompeypop

It is incidentally the first addition to the list of matches with fewer than 200 overs since 2014, when there were two. The worst year was 2012 with three, and the driest period 2004-2006 with no very badly affected matches to record. The ‘dry’ defeat v Surrey was in 2005.

Comment by pompeypop

I am very much considering your third option…🙋

Comment by John Cottrell

1st semi-final 10:30am Hampshire v Yorkshire, 2nd semi-final 1:45pm Sussex v Lancashire, final at 5:00pm.

Comment by John West

Many thanks John. Arundel does suffer in the rain – I wonder whether it will be dry by 10.30?

Comment by pompeypop

If it is anything like here (in Surrey admittedly) it won’t be dry until 10.30 tomorrow week!

Comment by James

I notice Organ is not in the England U-19 side at Canterbury today (where they are actually playing). Perhaps he’s been released to play at Arundel? No news yet about tomorrow’s T20 squad in the evening, so not sure who might play at Arundel.

Comment by pompeypop

There’s a picture on Twitter showing Arundel: at least they have full covers over the whole square and bowlers run ups. But I fear the outfield will have taken a hammering, and won’t be a quick drainer. Hopefully there’ll be something at @FACCC_Cricket to help the decision before too late tomorrow?

Comment by Jeremy

Fascinating and highly amusing article re Afridi at Hampshire T20 on ESPNcricinfo. This link


Comment by Peter Jeffs

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