Hampshire Cricket History


“Winchester …
May 27, 2018, 7:09 pm
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(Cathedral) … You’re bringing me down”.

(Well something is)

Hampshire players born Winchester (according to my A-Z, which might be right)

Way back: ES Crofts; HT Forster; H Gale; GP Greenfield; EE Light; WF Light; WH Lipscomb; EC Mariner; JC Moberly; Rev. CH Ridding.

1960s & 1970s: P Barrett; GL Keith;  RV Lewis.

1980s & 1990s: JS Laney; TC Middleton; JR Wood.

21st Century: JHK Adams; BJ Taylor; J Tomlinson; JJ Weatherley.

It’s probable therefore that Tony Middleton was the first Winchester-born Hampshire player to be capped (we’re not always certain about caps way back).


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You mentioned about Winchester born openers previously, did Laney and Mddleton ever open together or did they just miss each other?

Comment by Ian

I think they just missed each other, but I will check Ian. The two I found were Lewis and Barrett in the 1970s.

Comment by pompeypop

They played in two first-class games together in August 1995, but Laney opened with Terry, while Middleton’s first-class career came to a close batting at number four.

Comment by pompeypop

Thanks for checking thought it might be close.

Comment by Ian




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