Hampshire Cricket History

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October 31, 2017, 5:19 pm
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Just two more today to get me up to five-a-day this week.

Bond, Shane Edward (491) born Christchurch, New Zealand, 7.6.1975. Shane Bond was a right-arm fast bowler who played for Hampshire as their overseas player for the early part of the 2008 season, having played county cricket for Warwickshire in 2002. He played in 18 Test Matches for New Zealand (87 wickets at 22.09) and also 82 ODIs.

On his Hampshire Championship debut v Sussex at the Rose Bowl he took 7-66, the county’s best inter-county innings figures on debut, which were replicated by Imran Tahir, later in the same season. He played in only four Championship matches and in his final game v Durham at the Riverside Stadium, he took 5-57 & 4-72, finishing with 19 wickets at 19.21. He took only four List A wickets, but including 3-11 v Gloucestershire in a rain-affected defeat at Bristol. His otherwise impressive career was regularly troubled by injuries, and he retired from all cricket in 2010.

Bonham-Carter, Lothian George (Pre ’95) born Petersfield 29.9.1858, died Buriton near Petersfield, 13.1.1927. He came from a prominent family in the Petersfield area in east Hampshire; his son (Admiral Sir SS Bonham-Carter) played first-class cricket for the Royal Navy and his brother-in-law AJ Abdy, for Hampshire. LG went to Clifton College, and played for Hampshire in first-class cricket from 1880 (age 21) until 1885. After they were demoted to second-class, he continued playing until 1888. He was mainly a lively opening batsman, who also bowled slowly in the old-fashioned round-arm style. In his eight first-class matches for the county he twice passed fifty (HS 67 v Surrey at the Oval in 1884) and took two wickets (BB 2-22 v MCC at Southampton, 1885).

He opened the batting in a Minor Counties match v Norfolk at Southampton in May 1887 and his dismissal brought to the crease FE Lacey, whose innings of 323, albeit not first-class, is the highest individual score ever for any Hampshire side. In later years, Bonham-Carter played for Hampshire Rovers and Portsmouth Borough. He became President of Hampshire County Cricket Club in 1899-1900, and his portrait in the county’s Guide of 1899, was that publication’s first illustration. His name was omitted from the list of Presidents in the club’s official history of 1957.


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I should have added that Shane Bond is operating as bowling consultant to England’s Ashes squad this winter, ahead of Chris Silverwood taking over as the bowling coach in January. Vince first change?

Comment by pompeypop

A very interesting series Dave but as we are now onto the Bo’s I fear you have missed one out. Try as I might I can’t find any reference to this chap Beefy who is the subject of so many stories in the cricket section of the official website and of so many emails I seem to receive from Hampshire Cricket.

Please consider yourself reprimanded!

Comment by James

Oops! Sorry – got another message from him this very day too!

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