Hampshire Cricket History

Scott Gone
July 3, 2018, 7:24 am
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The Middlesex Head Coach Richard Scott has left the club mid-season. It sounds to me (given the timing) that he was perhaps ‘pushed’? They’ve had a poor season, although two years ago under Scott they won the Championship.

Scott RJ copy

Richard Scott is from Bournemouth and played for Hampshire 2nd XI, and then the first team from 1988-1990. He scored 917 first-class runs for Hampshire at 21.83, with one century, although is perhaps best remembered for a superb Sunday League hundred v Yorkshire at Southampton. In List A he averaged just under 30, before moving to Gloucestershire (1991-1993). His ‘top level’ career ended in a Nat West match for Dorset v Hampshire at Bournemouth in 1997, which Hampshire won by 161 runs after being at the start 0-3! Scott was dismissed by Shaun Udal for 14.


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Incidentally in the Hampshire innings of 315-5, Shackleton had figures of 12-6-18-1. (That’s Julian, son of …)

Comment by pompeypop

A bit expensive for a Shackleton!

Comment by James

Richard Scott’s innings v Yorkshire that afternoon was transcendental stuff; he also has a son who played for Dorset.

Comment by stephenfh

Sadly a few bits of memorabilia disappeared over the time of the move from Northlands Road to the Rose Bowl and one of them was the (signed) bat from that great ‘knock’. I never saw it again, after we arrived.

Oddly, what I didn’t spot immediately is that the news about his departure was released yesterday, 2 July 2018, which is EXACTLY 29 years to the day since that innings, in the Sunday afternoon RA League.

Yorkshire posted 179-7 in 40 overs and after two quick wickets for Sidebottom senior, he came in at 18-2. Nicholas then left at 24-3, after which Richard Scott and Chris Smith added 150, of which Smith scored 45. At the finish, Scott was 116* and we won by 6 wickets with three overs and three balls to spare.

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