Hampshire Cricket History

Captain ‘Carbs’
February 27, 2018, 8:50 pm
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It took me a while to track down the Cricket Paper this week – it reports that ‘Carbs’ will captain Leicestershire this year, and there is a full page article/interview with Sam Northeast, who says all the right things.

Derek Pringle is interesting – he has no time for the decisions by Rashid and Hales, saying the counties should renegotiate their contracts, employ them only match-by-match and tell them to provide their own coaches and physios until their season starts with the first white ball game.

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I like Pringle(s)

Comment by Paul

Try one, and you can’t put him down!

Comment by pompeypop

I always think of Pringle as an opinionated ass (takes one to know one!) but I agree with him here entirely.

Comment by James

From the look of the snow-covered Ageas Bowl tweeted by the club today, white ball cricket would be the only feasible format.

Comment by Hedgehog

I’ve suggested more than once over the years that the Bowl is prone to worse weather than much of the surrounding region. In Pompey yesterday we had some quite heavy snow flurries but nothing settled except a slight dusting on the garden – certainly nothing like that image!

Comment by pompeypop

I live only 6/7 miles to the east of the AB and we had only a brief, light snow shower. The AB does seem to be on a poor weather band. Play has been abandoned a number of times there at a time when the old Northlands Road ground, barely a mile from the sea, would have hosted a full day’s play. And you would no doubt have been sheltering under the palm trees in Portsmouth!

Comment by Alan Edwards

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