Hampshire Cricket History

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January 11, 2018, 6:19 pm
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Gatting, Joe Stephen (523) born Brighton 25.11.1987. Batsman Gatting , a member of a cricketing family, played for his native Sussex from 2009-2013, before joining Hampshire, where he played for two seasons. In first-class matches he made little impact in the first year, averaging 17.36, but in 2015 he made two first-class half centuries with a best of 64* in a defeat at Lord’s, and averaged 46.66. Despite this, he lost his place and left Hampshire at the end of the season. Despite his reasonable limited overs record at Sussex, his four innings for Hampshire brought just 55 runs, while in T20 his best score was 22. Since leaving Hampshire, he has played club cricket with Swardeston in Norfolk. He played football briefly with Brighton & Hove Albion FC.

Gay, Leslie Hewitt (69 – Amateur) born Brighton 24.3.1871, died Sidmouth 1.11.1949. He was a wicketkeeper who after attending Marlborough won his ‘blue’ at Cambridge University in 1892 & 1893, played briefly for Somerset in 1894, and in the winter of 1894/5 toured Australia, playing in his only Test Match, in which he scored 33 & 4 and dismissed four batsmen. In 1900 he played in nine matches in the weak Hampshire side with 14 dismissals and a batting average of 10.25. He then played in one final first-class match in 1904 for MCC v London County. He was a good footballer, keeping goal at University and for England.

Gentry, Jack Sydney Bates (205 – Amateur) born Essex 4.10.1899, died Sussex 16.4. 1978. Gentry bowled slow-left-arm and after leaving Christ’s Hospital he played in one match for Hampshire, age just 18, in 1919 v his native Essex at Bournemouth. He bowled just eight overs without a wicket and scored three runs in his one innings. He played first-class cricket subsequently for Surrey (1922/23) and Essex (1925), taking 36 wickets at 22.05 in 12 matches. In 1936 he played a number of games in Argentina.

Gibbons, Herbert Gladstone Coe (238) born Berkshire 12.3.1905, died Southampton 13.1.1963. He was a lower order batsman and leg-break/googly bowler who played in seven matches for Hampshire from 1925-1928 scoring 70 runs at an average of 10.00, but taking no wickets in his 16 overs. During the Second World War he was one of a number of Hampshire cricketers who played for the Southampton Police side.

Giddins, Edward Simon Hunter (461) born Eastbourne 20.7.1971. Pace-bowler Giddins played for Sussex 1991-1996, when he was sacked for using cocaine. He moved to Warwickshire 1998-2000, and during the latter period he played in four Test Matches, taking 5-15 v Zimbabwe in the second game. He moved to Surrey for two seasons and joined Hampshire at the start of the 2003 season but struggled with fitness, played in just three first-class matches and left at the end of June with 13 wickets at 25.84. He played also in five limited-overs matches (six wickets) and at the start of the inaugural T20 competition. In May 2004 he was fined and banned, when found guilty of betting infringements.



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Dave, in a supplement on cricket in independent schools attached to The Cricketer in December, it mentions that Joe Gatting is Cricket Professional at Norwich School. I think you mentioned Jon Ayling at Dauntseys School and Mark Garaway at Millfield. Others up to and including G are John Crawley, Director of Cricket, Oundle School, and Simon Francis is Director of Cricket/Professional at Warwick School. I’m printing ing the full list of ex Hampshire players in similar positions in the February edition of the HCS newsletter.

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