Hampshire Cricket History

September 1, 2018, 6:43 pm
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And not good enough

The first question is whether England have enough to win – and will tomorrow continue to be enthralling? Let’s hope so – it’s been absorbing. The event seems to me to have been very well organised and the ground looks a picture – not least TV shots from the air which show the Ageas Bowl as the only current English Test Match ground in a rural (and therefore historic) setting.

Day 3 Test 18b

The not good enough I’m afraid is Hampshire, who capitulated in three days and seem to have been as poor this week, as they were good v Notts last week. The situation is looking clearer – perm any two from four, with Hampshire playing the other three (plus Somerset). They can’t lose more than one of those ‘six-pointers’ and maybe none.

I have a question too about the Test Match crowd. I’ve walked about a lot and seen many families including mums & kids. What are they doing there? I thought we were creating a new competition for them because they don’t understand ‘proper’ cricket and lack the attention spans to watch it. They should be turned away!

Day 3 Test 18



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Another fabulous day………test match cricket is all about these kinds of matches.

& I had some success where Jonny didn’t today……..🤦🏼‍♀️

Comment by joster69

You Jo are in danger of putting Dave Vokes out of business! Great shot, well done – and as you say, another really fine day. Very proud to be ‘Hampshire’ on days like this (despite Chelmsford!)

Comment by Dave Allen

Cracking picture, Jo.

I missed it completely as I was still walking back from the hotel after over-eating in the press hospitality. After all, nothing was going to happen straight after lunch was it 😦

Comment by Neil M

Good job you’re not a photographer Neil!

Comment by pompeypop

Agreed it’s a terrific photo Jo. I’m sure there is a competition somewhere waiting for it to be submitted!

I reckon England have more than enough to win overnight.

And I am beginning to have had more than enough of Hampshire’s batting.

That’s enough for now!

Comment by James

Confirmation of Jimmy’s retirement

On the county website!

Comment by Paul

Sean Ervine also retired from cricket yesterday.

Comment by James

Is Beefy at the Bowl? And has he been spotted in Beefy’s? (I assume he can eats there for free.)

Comment by Hedgehog

He was…and on crutches

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