Hampshire Cricket History

April 28, 2018, 5:20 pm
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The forecast for Sunday is not perfect – especially since the umpires have now set the acceptable (and not) light level. In addition, it might rain after tea. As for Monday; build an Ark!

We’ve had 60 overs so far, so assuming there is no play on Monday, we’re on course for one of the shortest rain/light-affected games ever on this ground. In the Championship they have been:

106 overs       July 2012        v Yorkshire

119.1 overs    August 2001 v Warwickshire

126 overs       May 2007        v Lancashire.

136.1 overs    July 2007        v Sussex

A few weeks ago, there was also the shortest-ever first-class game:

83 overs         April 2018       v Cardiff University

This game is almost certainly a competition for bonus points now, but even the quest for those might be incomplete.

PS 8.15am Sunday morning and the sky is as dull as it was yesterday, so I’m not sure they’ll start, unless it brightens up.

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Ex-Hampshire: Benny Howell opened and top-scored for Gloucs today, while Danny Briggs finished the Gloucs innings with his first ball. The view from the Essex radio guys is that Coles is more likely to play ‘white ball’ than Championship cricket, which makes it seem a strange move. Michael Carberry is yet to get on the field v Derbyshire.

Comment by pompeypop

I think today we are a quarter of the way through our home Champo season.

In 1966, that happened on June 20th, 53 days later.

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