Hampshire Cricket History

Down the Drain?
September 25, 2017, 9:35 am
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I’ve just caught the Warwickshire commentator (on-line). He says it’s very wet, no chance of play before lunch, and maybe no chance all day.

Meanwhile, it appears that the only match going ahead is at Taunton where Somerset will bat …

PS: 10.50 am, Yorkshire v Essex will start soon.

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9 matches. 2 start on time. Well done, ECB.

Comment by Jeremy

11.15 three of the First Division matches have started and one has not …

Comment by pompeypop

I was reminded of Ian’s point yesterday that other supporters will complain too – the Middx v Somerset commentators are discussing the failure of batsmen on either side to reach 1,000 runs. Eventually they got to the point that there are two fewer games and there has been lots of rain about. But in the First Division only two men have 1,000 Championship runs and they’re both both from Surrey – while only three have 900+: another from Surrey followed by Trott and Ballance. That stat says a lot about the Oval tracks.

Comment by pompeypop

Burns was number three in that list and is just out for 18, leaving him on 996 runs for the season. A very good morning for Somerset, but a wicket right on the break.

Comment by pompeypop

Nigel Cowley finishing his first-class umpiring career at Canterbury I note. Thank goodness his farewell was not watching our abject surrender last week.

Comment by James

And he’s got some play. Perhaps he chose for his last match, his last county instead? They’ve done quite well

Comment by pompeypop

Yorkshire have the first Div One point and on the verge of a second.

Comment by pompeypop

Around tea – Middlesex and Yorkshire have points, Somerset closing in on one. Whatever happens this week, it won’t be as awful as the end of the 1974 season.

Comment by pompeypop

Don’t remind me, Dave. I sat outside Dean Park in my car for three days listening to the radio and watching the rain come down! Will never forget it.

Comment by Dave Wilson

In 1974 Hants were frustrated by rain in the three matches in the run-in. This year they would probably have lost at Uxbridge without it, more rain last week could have resulted in a draw. As for this week, the effect of the weather could go either way I guess!

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