Hampshire Cricket History

August 17, 2018, 8:54 pm
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That’s that for another year. It’s interesting that with both North and South Hants winning tonight, Middlesex are right at the bottom of the heap, despite employing a specialist T20 coach, Daniel Vettori. Save your money!

For Hampshire Colin Munro topped the batting averages but was 83rd in the country, one above Liam Dawson. Munro averaged just 26.38, and was also second in the bowling averages, but I guess the outstanding performer was probably Chris Wood with 19 wickets at 17.63 and a rate of 7.61. Liam Dawson was more economical at 7.13 and Mujeeb 7.09, but they took just 18 wickets in 25 games between them. Sadly, Weatherley managed just 36 runs in five innings before being omitted tonight. I wonder who will get the nod on Sunday when the White Shirt cricket starts again.


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Well I, for one, had a Blast tonight. There may not have been anything on it but it was a great win, with some cracking catches, a fabulous four overs from Chris Wood, Rilee scored twice as many fours as the entire Gloucestershire team (admittedly they smashed us in the 6 department) & some batting that won’t go amiss on Sunday……although won’t expect to see Liam open with a six again then!

All in all a positive end to a difficult campaign & those that have been there throughout were rewarded tonight.

Comment by joster69

Maybe it’s a shame we only played Gloucs once?

Comment by Dave Allen

Sean Ervine has joined Derbyshire on loan.

Comment by Ian

Last night’s win meant we avoided breaking our record of worst losing run. We had already equalled it when losing to Surrey, our 6th loss in succession (ignoring no-results). Starting tomorrow we must improve so we can avoid relegation.

Comment by Tigger MIles

Having already qualified Gloucs seemed less than interested I thought. Wood bowled well and Hants, and particularly Vince, batted responsibly for a change. The largely dreadful music seemed even louder last night I thought, drawing a lot of comments from members. In fact the music was so intrusive that at times the bowlers had to wait for it to cease between balls before starting their run-ups. One wag commented that the likes of John Arlott would be turning in their grave.

Comment by Peter Jeffs

It’s one of the main reasons that I won’t watch that stuff live Peter – and I’m hardly anti-popular music.

Some years ago, I suggested to the club that they could match their T20 ‘Family’ day with an advertised ‘Quiet’ T20 game, with no music, fireworks or dancing ‘girls’- and then ask people afterwards how they felt about it. I don’t think they tried it – I guess they were worried people might prefer it.

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