Hampshire Cricket History

It Started With A Kiss
June 30, 2018, 4:32 am
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On Royal Wedding Day, in the Royal London at Hove, Reece struck early, but when Gareth Berg walked out at 133-6 we still needed 118 to win. He scored 65 from 37 balls, Mason helped with 21* and improbably, we won. Amla, Taylor, Edwards and perhaps McManus from that first side  of 2018, won’t be playing today.

We beat Surrey and Essex, never got going at Bristol, then impossibly lost off the last ball to Kent. Two more victories followed v Middx and Glams and then we fielded like donuts against Somerset and lost a second match off the last ball.

Nonetheless, that took us to the magnificent semi-final show v Yorkshire, led by Captain James, and now today, here’s hoping …

PS We always win when the sun shines (1991, 2005, 2009)


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Some grey clouds around however the sun is shining 🌝

Comment by Paul

Approaching London on the coach (8.40) and the clouds have gone – blue skies, bright sunshine.

Comment by Dave Allen

Both teams had breakfast and now netting. A Lucketts coach deposited Hampshire supporters. Great view from our room of the nets.

Comment by Paul

Hampshire bat. My guesses hopeless – no Jimmy and no Reece.

Comment by Dave Allen

Hampshire’s highest opening partnership in their 8th Lords Final

Comment by Dave Allen

And now their highest ever v Kent

Comment by Dave Allen

I’m sitting adjacent to lots of Kentish people who don’t seem to like our number 4

Comment by Dave Allen

Rilee now has the highest ever for Hampshire in a Final and our second 100

Comment by Dave Allen

Didn’t understand the booing bit like footy!

Comment by Paul

There’s a guy behind me in a serious rant about the “traitor” Northeast and didn’t quite get my observation that he’d moved counties rather like Stevens or Haggett or indeed Denley (there and back again)

Comment by Dave Allen

Thought soft hands Rilee did very well.

Comment by Paul

If he’s not man of the match someone is going to bat seriously well for Kent …

Comment by Dave Allen

Hampshire’s first 300 in a Final

Comment by Dave Allen

Lord’s final record score

Comment by Dave Allen

Anyone know exactly how many coaches, physios, doctors, etc we employ and what criteria they apply to distinguish FIT from UNFIT?

Comment by Dave Allen

On the other hand, I’m wondering is Mason ‘run out’ Crane is only on because he’s not allowed a sub?

Comment by Dave Allen

Spent all day sat among Kent supporters but suddenly seem to be fewer at 221-7

Comment by Dave Allen

Looks like Tigger and I retain our unblemished Lord’s record

Comment by Bloggy McBlogface

Yes indeed! Hooray

Comment by Dave Allen

yes indeed. winning finals is a great habit to get into.

Comment by Tigger Miles

I’m thinking of that dreadful day fielding v Somerset and how much credit everyone deserves for their fielding in the semi and today. It was terrific!

Comment by Dave Allen

Does Div 2 in 2014 count as a Trophy?. If so, I reckon that’s number 15 (?): 1961, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1992, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2012 (again), 2014 & 2018

Comment by Dave Allen

The sheer joy from the team & the extremely happy KJ makes this a must listen 🤗

What a day…….of course as the eternal optimist of this parish I have to say ‘it was never in doubt’

#Champions #HampshireProud


Comment by joster69

Tremendous effort from everyone today.

A brave decision to leave Topley and Adams out but the eleven who played were magnificent.

Reece and Jimmy had played their part in our triumph earlier and we shouldn’t forget the contributions of both Brads, Hashim and Fidel as well.

Comment by James

Quite right James. Superb team effort. I was right behind the arm of Mason Crane for his runout and it was something special.

Kent fans booing the only downer on a truly wonderful day.

Comment by Ian

Good that all those mentioned got winners’ medals – I think everyone who played in the tournament got one. (Assuming Hashim Amla’s is in the post)

Comment by Bloggy McBlogface

Nice to see that we had 7 home grown players, 2 domestic imports, just1 Kolpac and 1 overseas. And 4 of the homegrown are youngsters.

Comment by Bob Murrell

Cheers Bob. I wonder whether the press will spot that! And Raj told me that if Brad of Winchester had been fit he’d probably have played, not Mason, so add one more!

Comment by pompeypop

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