Hampshire Cricket History

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July 22, 2018, 6:44 am
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Hampshire are currently in the middle of a period of seven half-days of cricket in the month of July, with one more game (Lord’s) in the next seven days, while six Div One sides start Championship games today.

The bottom two, Worcs and Yorks both have a game in hand over Hants, and given the weather, bonus points alone are likely to drop us into the bottom two again by the end of the week, below Yorkshire and Lancashire. If Worcs manage to beat Somerset we could even be at the bottom when the season starts (again) in a month’s time.

PS I notice the Hampshire off-spinner Ollie Rayner is playing for Middlesex today.


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Dave, the Yorkshire batsmen are doing their best to prove you wrong!

Comment by Bloggy McBlogface

Indeed they are – although by tea, Lancs have overtaken us. Worcs not dominant either, while Surrey seem poised to demolish their nearest challengers.

Comment by pompeypop

So we know already that neither side in the Roses match can get more than three bonus points, and there will almost certainly be a positive result. In the good old days the teams would only score about 20 runs before lunch – not 20 wickets on the first day! Meanwhile Jordan Clark’s hat-trick must be as impressive as any ever taken in a Championship match – the England and New Zealand captains and England’s current batsman/wicketkeeper.

I see too that Danny Briggs, batting at number 11, scored 46 in a stand of 61 to take Sussex past 300.

Comment by pompeypop

Yes. If Lancashire lose, they’ll be 2 points ahead of us, but we’ll have a game in hand. If Yorkshire lose, they’ll be a point behind on an equal footing. Worcestershire, Lancashire and Yorkshire (plus Somerset) gives us an interesting September!

Comment by Bloggy McBlogface

Just in case you’ve not seen it this The Times have this on Clark’s hat-trick:

14,639: Test runs scored by Jordan Clark’s hat-trick victims: Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Jonny Bairstow

The first time in first-class cricket that all three hat-trick victims have more than 3,000 Test runs to their name

(Jamo’s 4 in 4 came when Tendulkar had 2,660 Test runs, and Dravid only 95 (but all in his only innings 😉 that far ), Manjrekar 1,940)

Comment by Jeremy

Cheers! It did look like a cracker, but I think his team is losing.

Comment by pompeypop

What I think even more amazing and worrying is the amount, or lack of, cricket st home. From 24 June, day after the Yorkshire day/nighters until 18 August we only have 7 T20 matches at the bowl. That is over 7 weeks, less than 40 overs a week. How do you attract people to watch cricket when there isn’t any to watch!

Comment by Bob Murrell

Ah but at least we can show people what a great game cricket is when we see the forthcoming Test matches on terrestrial TV.

Oh wait a moment ….

Comment by James

Overall there are 504 days of Championship cricket in 2018, 372 of them before May 15 or after August 18. A case of the ECB doing wait 100.

The countdown is progressing…….

Comment by stephenfh

In other news Adam Rouse captaining Kent in a four-day 2nd XI friendly against Derbyshire. He is also keeping wicket and batting three (already dismissed for 17). Not sure if he is making the tea as well though.

Comment by James

If he’s out already, he’s probably square-leg umpire

Comment by pompeypop

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