Hampshire Cricket History

Hampshire bowlers on top
August 16, 2018, 9:20 pm
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Well you’ve not seen that headline often in this T20 season have you? But Danny Briggs took a wicket and captained Sussex to a vital win over Gloucs for whom Benny Howell took 3-37 in his four overs and Jake Lintott – in Hampshire’s squad last week apparently – had figures of 4-0-26-2. Lintott you might remember played once for Hampshire last year taking 1-24 v Somerset. Meanwhile Somerset and Kent scored 457 runs tonight in a game that featured Billy Taylor and his mates as much as the players.

Elsewhere, the Essex victory v Middlesex means Hampshire might not finish last**, while assuming the match between Notts & Yorks tomorrow finishes in victory for one side, the only non-county team cannot now qualify for the final rounds and a day out on their own home ground.

**Although if they don’t win, they will end with fewest victories.


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Seems to me like the ECB (by the way, Marina Hyde, brilliant in the Guardian earlier this week on their “competence”) have missed an opportunity to make more money, whoops, play more cricket (nah?!), sorry, T20….

Why isn’t there a “misere” finals day, a play off for the wooden spoon?

To qualify you have to lose more than 2/3rds of your matches, 4 clear candidates, us, Ex, Mx and North Hants…

Of course, the irony is, it would be exactly as entertaining as the “real” finals day.

Comment by Jeremy

Lovely! They could play it somewhere like Reading and attract a ‘new’ audience too.

Comment by pompeypop

With 99 balls per innings? 11 9 ball overs. 9 11 ball overs. 22 4.5 ball overs. The possibilities are endless

Comment by Bloggy McBlogface

If you had 99 balls you could revamp Nena’s hit “99 red balloons” as a theme tune and do promotional tie-ins with the ice cream vans at the match.

Comment by Colin Price

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