Hampshire Cricket History

193* – a fine partnership
July 9, 2018, 4:19 pm
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I’ve been out to Hungerford on a delightful trip today, with my friend Alan Rayment, our ‘senior pro’, to visit our senior everything JE (John) Manners who is rapidly approaching his 104th birthday, and who first played for us in 1936. I’ll share more later, but here’s a nice photo of the two of them:

Manners J, Rayment A.jpg


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According to a list on Wikipedia, John is now the second oldest living first-class cricketer ever. The oldest, Jim Hutchinson of Derbyshire died in 2000, age 103 years and 344 days which means according to my calculations that John will reach that figure on 4 September and if he reaches his 104th birthday on 25 September he will be the first cricketer to reach that age. Wikipedia lists the 20 oldest from all around the world, and there are four Hampshire players, Ted English, Neil McCorkell and George Deane – plus John. They are four of just six English players in the list.

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Lovely photo, Dave. Will continue to watch the calendar!

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