Hampshire Cricket History

How Many?
August 13, 2018, 9:27 am
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In The Times, Steve James has marked the players in the Test out of 10 – the usual thing.  For India, their opening batsman Vijay gets 2. How come? He’s an opening batsman who ‘bagged a pair’. I’ve spent much of my professional life marking people’s efforts for all kinds of things and I’ve never seen a clearer 0/10. Meanwhile Bairstow, Woakes, Broad and Anderson got apiece. I wonder what they did wrong to lose a mark? Meanwhile, as he says, Rashid did not bat or bowl, so he gets 5. 

In the Pompey News, Giles White reveals that (a) Steyn had a niggle and was being rested with a view to the Championship and (b) McManus was recalled to boost the batting – in which department he says they are a bit “light” at present.


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At present?

Comment by James

To be precise “We are low on resources at the moment and Lewis was the next batter in”. In first-class cricket this year, Holland, Adams and Abbott are ahead of Lewis in the batting averages; in the T20, Abbott is ahead of him – the other two haven’t played. Dickinson is also in the first team squad and played as a batsman last year.

Comment by pompeypop

Calvin Dickinson is currently unable to play due to concussion rules

Comment by joster69

Indeed but I struggle to remember a time when our batting wasn’t a bit “light” in any form of cricket!

Comment by James

Meanwhile at the Roes Bowl we are playing Middlesex in a four day 2nd XI friendly and were 175-7 after 75.2 overs at close on Monday. Ollie Soames top scored with 60, captain Ian Holland made 37 and Jimmy Adams 24. Ollie Rayner has 2-16 from 16 overs.

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