Hampshire Cricket History

Double Opening Difficulties
August 31, 2018, 6:16 pm
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Here’s a photo for Tigger, blue skies and a full house for what looks like a thrilling game

A Bowl India 18

My headline refers to the obvious problems for England, where both Cook & Jennings need to perform well tomorrow but also, sadly, looking at the Chelmsford scorecard and reflecting on the fact that Hampshire, the county of Marshall & Gray; Richards & Greenidge; Smith & Terry or more recently, Adams & Carberry, don’t have a functioning opening partnership this season. It’s not their only problem of course, but it’s leaving them in a precarious position against Essex.

Elsewhere, Lancashire’s impressive victory might be highly significant, and perhaps Worcs are going, because they’re inconsistent but so are we (remember Notts last week?). We must hope that Yorkshire are going to collapse tomorrow, and maybe we can battle our way to a draw, otherwise, we’ll take just two bowling points.

The Test tomorrow could be a cracker of course, let’s hope so (and we only lost three overs today, with 25 overs by spinners). Finally, here’s Moeen’s ‘hat-trick’ ball, a different angle:

Moeen bowling


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Hampshire have had 18 opening partnerships in the Championship this year. Two have passed 50 – 54 v Essex (home) and 82 v Notts at Trent Bridge. The 18 partnerships have scored 300 runs at 16.66 per innings. However, in the past six matches the openers have been parted for just 87 runs at an average just below 10.

Comment by pompeypop

thanks for the photo Dave. Looks like it could be a very close match, unlike the one at Chelmsford.

Comment by Tigger Miles

On the tables in the Atrium all season have been triangular cards about food allergies – NB ALLERGIES. Three Hampshire players are pictured on it: Crane, Ervine and McManus. They might queue up next year NOT to be shown!

Comment by Dave Allen

Nice photos Dave, the ground has looked about as scenic as I have seen it from the tv pictures this week.

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