Hampshire Cricket History

Wooden Spoon Battle?
July 26, 2018, 5:33 pm
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Middlesex bottom v Hampshire next-to-bottom. I guess the winners tonight might be on the move but it could be almost the end of this year for the losers – Middlesex have started well.

Strange that these two sides have only met at Lord’s twice before – Hampshire have won both.

Middlesex failed to keep that good start going. So far this year they have failed to defend totals of 160-7; 175-5; 179-6. It seems that Hampshire should win …


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Surprise that James Vince now has just 61 runs from six innings in the T20 this year. He’s way down the national averages (around 150th)

Comment by pompeypop

Do you remember that dreadful fielding display by Hampshire v Somerset in the 50 overs? I reckon Middlesex are looking worse at 74-1. They look a really poor side. They should sack Vettori and give the job to Richard Scott.

Comment by pompeypop

They improved, encouraged by Hampshire’s batsmen!

Comment by pompeypop

Well that was incredible (I watched on TV). Utterly inept, with the particular honours to Rilee and Alsop for giving it away the ball after a wicket fell. Middlesex were pretty poor between their powerplay ending and the last half dozen overs, yet won easily!

Comment by pompeypop

Having established a good base from which to go on to win, all it needed was sensible batting at a steady pace. Instead we got rash ‘throwing the bat’ by Munro and Northeast which changed the game. Poor game management and sheer indiscipline.

Comment by Peter Jeffs

Interesting to look at the national batting averages in T20 tonight. Munro is top (33.33) but he is 46th in the country. Then come Dawson, Abbott (!), Northeast (27.60), and Alsop on 21.6 – the last Hampshire player in the top 100. Berg and McManus are well ahead of Rossouw on 12.5 and Vince on 10.17 and the latter two bat in Hampshire’s top four.

Comment by pompeypop

Well that was very painful to watch.
So much poor batting …including Northeast ( what the hell…!)
Obviously not the full solution…..but the tail looks too long. Maybe rest McManus and bring in Slug or Bergy.

Comment by Nick

Yes I agree about McManus – I don’t think his keeping is good enough in white ball cricket and he doesn’t score enough runs to make up for it.
I don’t think Ervine is too happy about his current situation judging by a tweet he sent last night. In answer to a question about how he can’t get in the side after this defeat he said he was scratching his head!

Comment by Andy

I think the answer must be, he’s on his way (?). And what about Weatherley?

Comment by pompeypop

I feel playing Ervine would be a retrograde step – we must look to the future. Particularly in T20 there’s nowhere to hide a player whose mobility is limited.

Comment by Bloggy McBlogface

From the little we’ve seen of him this year, I’d say Alsop is the better keeper. McManus seems to have lost something this year – quite a lot of muffed takes, and in the white ball games, a fair few byes. Loss of confidence?

Comment by Bloggy McBlogface

I too watched TV last night. An old episode of Foyle’s War. Very enjoyable.

Comment by James

I like that series! Watched them all I think. Wise choice James

Comment by pompeypop

Should have kept Wheater!

Comment by Paul

There’s an article about Ryan Stevenson in the Cricket Paper today with a photo of him celebrating a wicket with team-mates. In the foreground is a little wicketkeeper with his name across his back

You guessed it …

Comment by pompeypop

Bobby Parks? 😀

Comment by Bloggy McBlogface

Very good Bloggy! Now I’m left wondering when the names started appearing. Mike Taylor used to be brilliant at knowing which year a photo was taken from sponsors’ names on shirts.

Comment by pompeypop

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