Hampshire Cricket History

The Long & the Short of It
July 19, 2018, 4:05 pm
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Sussex have just beaten Gloucs in a bit of a thriller at Cheltenham over four days. Danny Briggs got just one wicket but it was the vital breakthrough, after a partnership of 138,which seemed to rescue Gloucs from 38-4. The final margin, in a game of 40 wickets, was just 28 runs. Gloucs led by 20 runs on the first innings but collapsed from 295-3 to 306 all out – once again the longer form turns up trumps (can I still use that term?) even in Div Two.

Meanwhile the latest suggestion for the Hundred is for 10 x 10-ball overs, each of which can be bowled by two bowlers (five each) with a limit of 20 balls overall. That’s a lot of balls then …

PS Thanks to John for the 2nd XI alert where Hampshire thumped Somerset despite Trescothick’s HS in both innings (37 & 90). For Hampshire someone called OC Soames scored 148 plus Scriven 85, Holland 77, w/kpr Wood 45, and Hart 4-50 & 4-34.

(I do recall OC Smith who was the Son of Hickery Holler’s Tramp, but Soames?)


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It’s Oliver Soames who is 22 and played for our 2nd XI at the end of last season. He made his first-class debut for Loughborough University (from where he has just graduated) earlier this season.

Comment by James

Cheers James

Comment by pompeypop

Many people have been asking about Calvin Dickinson who has been playing for Warwickshire seconds. I have been reliably informed that he returns to Hampshire next week after being out on loan.

Comment by John West

Thanks again John – excellent work about the reserves this week! And I see that Fidel is back tomorrow & Saturday.

Comment by pompeypop

At least the question re the Lords RL50 final has been sorted – 2019 final, May 25, at Lord’s.

Comment by Jeremy

May 25? First round on March 1st I guess!

Comment by Dave Allen

Re the Hundred competition I thought it was supposed to be simple. The more I hear about it the more complex it seems to get.

Comment by Bob Murrell

It’s not for YOU though, old chap …

Comment by Dave Allen

Pitch at Cheltenham was not conducive to stroke play. Very slow and turgid. I saw the first day’s play. Hoped to see Benny Howell, but he’s injured. Good to see Glos give a game to a 19 year old off spinner, George Drissell, who looked useful until collared by Archer. The crowd, incidentally, was large. Cars blocked the surrounding streets before start of play. Proved the unique attraction of the Cheltenham Festival. I sat next to two men who had travelled from St Albans-they were followers of 4 day cricket rather than members of any County.

Comment by Alan Edwards

Hope the pitch is better for Sunday’s match v Durham, when I’m looking forward to taking advantage of our free entry arrangement to alleviate Hampshire’s long Championship drought.

Comment by Ian White

Since I wasn’t there, I can’t disagree with the thoughts about the pitch but I will observe that the scoring rate through the match was 3.23 runs per over, and 40 wickets fell in under four days – 346 overs. Add in a match that was hard to call almost to the end.

Comment by pompeypop

I hope Ian gets to see cricket on Sunday. Cheltenham washed out tonight! We saw bits of rain out west in St Ives this week and there’s been rain in the south-east today, although we’ve not had a drop in Pompey for weeks.

Comment by pompeypop

Middlesex’s 8th choice bowler takes six wickets. The best bowling performance ever in T20 v Hampshire.

Comment by Tigger MIles

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