Hampshire Cricket History

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January 30, 2018, 12:06 pm
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Haslop, Peter (350) born Midhurst 17.10.1941. pace bowler Peter Haslop was born and raised across the border in West Sussex, but began playing for Hampshire’s 2nd XI in mid-1961. Twelve months later he made his first-class debut in a televised match at Bournemouth v the tourists from Pakistan, and in their one innings, his figures were 34-5-84-2. In that match he was deputising for the rested first choice seamers Shackleton, White and Heath, and with Shackleton now 38 and Heath about to retire through injury, Haslop had the chance to win a first-team place. Shackleton however continued playing regularly for six more years and in 1963 the highly promising Bob Cottam appeared.

Haslop continued to play for the 2nd XI to the conclusion of the 1965 season, by which time leg-spinner Alan Castell had converted to seam, and it appeared that Haslop’s chance had gone. He followed his mentor and friend Arthur Holt as a coach, and played for many years for the Deanery club in Southampton and in representative matches for the Southern League, until, in 1971, he was suddenly selected to deputise for the injured White in a Sunday League match v Leicestershire at Portsmouth. He dismissed opener Duddleston but Leicestershire chased down their target of just 114 without difficulty. He bowled a tight but wicketless spell in the following week at Worcester, then White returned. At the end of that season, White and Cottam both left Hampshire, along with Castell, and the county set about rebuilding their attack. Haslop, now 30, played two matches in a west country weekend in May, dismissing Somerset’s Burgess and Kitchen, while his final wicket was at Bristol, the crucial one of Mike Proctor as Hampshire forced a tie with Gloucestershire, with a last ball run out.

Hayden, Matthew Lawrence (436) born Queensland, Australia,  29.10.1971. Powerful left-handed opening batsman Hayden played 103 Test Matches and 160 ODIs for his country in an outstanding career, which included 30 Test Match centuries. In 1997 he had a very fine single season as overseas professional in a weak Hampshire side and was effectively the first of a run of players from his country to play for Hampshire over the next decade.

In his one season with the county he scored almost 1,500 runs at an average of 53.55, including 235* & 119 v Warwickshire at Southampton – the second Hampshire player (after Mead) to score a double and single century in the same game. He scored a century in the next match v Derbyshire and shortly after 150 v Northamptonshire at Basingstoke. In limited-overs matches that year he scored 980 runs at 46.66, with three more centuries, and he even had time to take 2-16 v Sussex at Southampton, in his penultimate Championship match. Meanwhile the Australians had chosen other openers ahead of Hayden for their tour of England, for which Hampshire could feel very grateful. It would not occur again, although he did play for Northamptonshire for two seasons.

Haygarth, Edward Brownlow (Pre ’95 – Amateur) born Cirencester 26.4.1864, died Gloucestershire 18.4.1915. He was a wicketkeeper and lob bowler from a family of first-class cricketers who represented various counties. EB went to Lancing College and played two matches for his native Gloucestershire in 1883, but prior to that he had appeared once for Hampshire v Sussex at Winchester’s Green Jackets Ground in 1875. Sussex won by an innings, and playing as a batsman, Haygarth scored 6 & 4. He also played for the Gentlemen of Hampshire in non first-class matches.

Hayter, Ernest (‘Ernie’) (274) born Bournemouth 31.7.1913, died Southampton, 12.2005 (precise date not known). He was batsman who played mainly for the 2nd XI and Club & Ground, but he also played one Championship match at Chesterfield in 1935 and then two more in 1937, v Cambridge University at Basingstoke and v Northamptonshire at Rushden. Sadly on debut he recorded a ‘pair’, there was another nought v the University and just 17 & 10* in his last match.

Hayter, Montague William (109) born Ringwood 16.11.1871, died  Christchurch 6.5.1948. Hayter was a batsman who played seven matches for the weak Hampshire side that finished last in the Championship of 1904. He was one of seven consecutive debutants for the county, who played only in that season in a total 14 matches. Hayter scored 166 runs at a modest 13.83 but there was one fine innings of 82 v Derbyshire at Derby as the county one of just two victories that year. Otherwise his best was 22 v Surrey.



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Hi Dave, great blog. I hate to correct you but Hayden was the second Hampshire to score a single and double in the same match. mead did it v Sussex in 1921, cricket archive match f9951. Keep up the good work, it makes fascinating reading.

Comment by Bob Murrell

Thanks Bob – corrections always best at this stage! Well spotted. Corrected

Comment by Dave Allen

As a point of interest Matthew Hayden has written and published several cookery books!

Comment by Stephen Saunders

Will that get him a place in your next updated bibliography? (!!)

Comment by pompeypop

He was in the last one (2010) – with three publications. Don’t you have a copy?

Comment by Stephen Saunders

I do indeed – both editions, of your fine efforts. As you know from some previous correspondence today, I’ve got almost everything – EXCEPT the brain that reminds me what I have!!

Comment by pompeypop

Peter Haslop has sent me this additional information about his days before, and after the county career: “Hi Dave , started playing cricket for Woolbeding as 10year old, just making up the numbers. Took over 100 wicket in season at 15. Went to Midhurst the following year, and played for them for three seasons. London touring sides came down during our cricket week , which I played against, taking a few wickets. The sides had some Oxford and Cambridge blues playing for them and one of them knew a Hampshire committee member. Had a letter from Holty*, asking me down for a trial. the rest is history. Captain of Deanery 8 years, playing all our home games at Northlands Road.

*Arthur Holt

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