Hampshire Cricket History

A Green Scene
August 17, 2018, 12:58 pm
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A Bowl

This was the ground yesterday with extra seating going in on the far side – perhaps not in preparation for this evening although there might be a few visiting supporters. I guess over the past 60 years I’ve seen most Hampshire cricketers, but this evening I suppose I shall miss my last chance to see Mujeeb Ur Rahman ‘live’ – although I’ve seen a few overs on the telly.

Will Hampshire finish with a win? Will they avoid bottom place? Is there really a Santa Claus?

Talking of Gloucestershire – do you remember a Tory MP Geoffrey Rippon? In 1914, his father & twin brother** ADE (Dudley) and AES (Sydney) opened the batting together for Somerset v Gloucs at Bristol in a thriller that Gloucs won by one wicket (82 & 105 lost to 111 & 77-9).

Not a lot of people know that (it’s from Simon Sweetman’s book about the 1914 season and soon I shall reveal why I’m reading it again).

**Corrected, thanks to Ian


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Dave, I think you mean Geoffrey Rippon’s father and twin brother.

Comment by Ian Laidlaw

I think I do Ian! What a donut I am. That’s why so few people knew …

Comment by Dave Allen

Dickinson and Scriven in for Hampshire
Lintott plays for Gloucs.
No Ur Rahman! Even if you had attended you would not have seen him play Dave!

Comment by Paul

Oh well, might as well stay home!

Comment by Dave Allen

Hampshire take the field with two # 47s!

Comment by Paul

Alsop keeps rather than McManus or Dickinson

Comment by Paul

We used to do well with three spinners so maybe three keepers is the trick, although I thought McManus was omitted? I’ve only just tuned in (6.55)

Comment by pompeypop

That’ll explain why McManus isn’t keeping!

Comment by Paul

Hammond playing for Gloucestershire.

Comment by Dave Pople

He went to school at Portsmouth Grammar you know

Comment by pompeypop

Wally that is

Comment by pompeypop

Kevan James has just reported that the players say one reason they’ve not played well is that the floodlights aren’t very good. I guess they’re particularly disappointed that they have been brighter for the opposition …

Comment by pompeypop

I suspect the floodlights think the players aren’t very good!

Comment by James

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