Hampshire Cricket History

Day Three
September 21, 2017, 10:06 am
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Maybe the Weather Gods have it in for Hampshire?

Middlesex have made a very good start with three wickets in the first half-hour, and Surrey have now reached 110 overs so, at last. all the bonus points are sorted and the current positions (Thursday morning) are:

Hampshire 140 (3 wins)

Yorkshire 129 (3)

Middlesex 127 (3)

Somerset 127 (2)

Add 16 points for a win or 5 for a draw with Middlesex best-placed to win, then probably Yorkshire &/or Hampshire (both fairly level-pegging). Somerset will do well to win at the Oval.

PS Middlesex, three wickets in first half-hour but no more now in the hour since. Lancs need 115 to win with six left.

PPS. I missed that Hameed, going well, has retired hurt with a bad hand injury. That might stuff Lancs – and add to England’s problems. Time to pick Geoff Boycott’s mum.

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We have lift off!

Comment by Paul

Now it’s raining and off they come, maybe that’s it for the day.

Comment by Paul

I’m impressed by the BBC weather forecasts yesterday evening with both main BBC and South Today suggesting the rain would arrive around 4pm. You wouldn’t wish to trust that, and decide whether to go to the cricket or not!

Comment by pompeypop

Actually I’ve been unfair. What’s needed is a separate Ageas Bowl forecast. It’s still gloomy, 15 miles away in Pompey, but there’s been no rain yet, 75 minutes after the teams came off.

Comment by pompeypop

On the met office site you can put location of Hampshire C.C.C. I find it more informative than the BBC. They certainly forecast rain around lunch. ***

Comment by Tigger MIles

Nigel Cowley is at the ground today.

Comment by Paul

Hampshire may be off the field, but Ryan McLaren is, in essence, batting for Hampshire at Lords.

Comment by Hedgehog

He is Hedgehog, but sadly a seventh wicket has fallen and if Hameed does not return, Middx look likely winners.

Meanwhile Benny Howell, having played little Championship cricket this year, has opened for Gloucs v Glams and is 130+ not out – his highest first-class score

Comment by pompeypop

*** Tigger, thanks for the forecast hint. It is raining in Pompey now (2pm) earlier than the forecast I saw, but it’s supposed to be sweeping across to the east and they are playing at Cardiff so it might be a matter of how soon the fine weather arrives.

Comment by pompeypop

2.30pm The BBC are now suggesting that the band of rain that was due to arrive at about 4pm is actually already passing over this bit of the world, in which case they might get out with a later finish by (maybe) 4pm?

Comment by pompeypop

When I left the Bowl (about 12:00pm) the forecast was for the weather to come from the west, but the clouds were moving from the east. I think the weather is very confused today!

Comment by John West

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