Hampshire Cricket History

In the ‘papers
February 15, 2018, 9:38 am
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TimesElizabeth Ammon says “The announcement means disappointment for Hampshire … Despite significant investment in the Ageas Bowl, which has increased its capacity to 20,000, the county failed to win over the ECB”.

Michael Atherton says: “Test cricket will become a London-centric game … with the traditional* venues gaining a stranglehold”. Plus: “The process by which the games were awarded was fair. There is a high degree of independence on the host venue panel … Crucially the counties were no longer asked to bid against each other”.

GuardianAli Martin says “There will be disappointment (from Hampshire) at yet again missing out on hosting the Ashes, not least from their chairman Rod Bransgrove”.

*The “traditional venues”: it’s only a couple of weeks since Rod Bransgrove in the Cricket Paper set himself as a “modernist” against the “traditionalists”, so perhaps he did get what he wanted – the new T20 competition and T20 internationals. As Mr Weller once observed, “This is the Modern World”.


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And some more bad news as we miss out again

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