Hampshire Cricket History

August 29, 2018, 6:39 am
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Dale Steyn is not fit (he was at the Dinner last night). James Vince trained with England before being there too. So, to the nine who played last week, Hampshire have added Ryan Stevenson, Aneurin Donald and Oliver Soames who has been doing well in the 2nd XI. Ian Holland is also there.

Johnny Bairstow attended the Dinner – I tried to tip a waiter to drop something on his finger, but that didn’t work. The rumour last night was that he will play for England, with Buttler keeping. The other rumour is that (a) Hampshire can name Vince in the side and (b) field a sub because we can choose to bowl, so that when England select Bairstow, James can travel and bat at Chelmsford. But that was a rumour …

Meanwhile Jimmy Adams won’t mind a quiet day in the field. He was being driven to the hotel by taxi at the end of yesterday evening’s fun. (Kevan James who was an excellent MC/interviewer is driving up this morning).


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Hi Dave….will there be any video to view of the dinner highlights?

Comment by Nick Jenkins (@nickjenkins01)

I don’t know Nick, but some was being shot. I’ll try to find out

Comment by Dave Allen

If the regulations haven’t changed ahead of the start we should be able to nominate one of our XI to be replaced by Vince if and when he is released by England irrespective of whether the nominated player has batted or bowled.

Comment by James

He was still at the Bowl this morning ….

Comment by Dave Allen

I gather James has been released and is on his way to Chelmsford probably in time for the delayed start

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Comment by Dave Allen

No play today at Chelmsford so should give Vince plenty of time to get there!

Comment by John L

Shame. I thought that the ECB had paid for drainage at all the County HQ grounds. One night’s hotel costs wasted for the travelling fans

Comment by Bloggy McBlogface

I wonder if it’s just the international venues? Disappointing though.

Comment by pompeypop

Day One: frustrating for Hampshire. Towards the foot, Yorkshire have struggled v Somerset, and it looks as though Lancs v Worcs will produce a winner, but not too many bonus points. Hampshire can overhaul Essex in this game by taking a few more points, even from a draw. I think with Vince travelling up they might have chosen to bowl today, but now they could toss and (hopefully) bat if they wish.

Comment by pompeypop

Off topic, but just saw this extraordinary stat – yesterday was the first day of Champo cricket at Headingley for 128 days!

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