Hampshire Cricket History

It’s (Almost) All Over Now
August 5, 2018, 10:05 pm
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None of today’s T20 results suited Hampshire. If Glamorgan beat Essex and Hampshire lose to Somerset in the next three days, any chance of qualification will be gone.

(That was late last night – actually 11.05, after a weekend at a festival)

This morning I figure it is all over, even if Hampshire win every game and the top teams don’t, because the top teams can’t lose every match, since sometimes they’re playing each other

Hampshire can get 14 points

At present: Somerset have 14 points (can get 22); Kent 13 (21); Gloucs 13 (23); Surrey 11 (21); Glams 11 (21) and Sussex 10 (20)

Over the last 4/5 matches teams can get two points for a win or one for abandoned/tie. What finishes it for Hampshire are these matches where someone must get one or two points: Somerset v Kent & Glamorgan; Kent v Surrey & Sussex; Gloucs v Surrey & Sussex; Surrey v Glamorgan; Glamorgan v Sussex.

I guess this is all a bit academic, but it will be interesting to see what it does for team selection. No point in going to Adams or Ervine if you’re looking to the future?


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Would go along with playing Youth/ 2nd XI. Looking at the scorecards on Tigger’s site for 2016 a number of players made their T20 debut that season and others who had debuted earlier such as Brad Taylor were given more games than previous campaigns. That campaign did at least end better than it had started with a more youthful side winning 3 of the last 4. There of course may not be the options this year but would certainly be worth a try.

Comment by Ian

Two televised games this week, I think?

Comment by Jeremy

Focusing on the losing teams maybe?

Comment by pompeypop

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