Hampshire Cricket History

Looking Better
September 12, 2018, 5:39 pm
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The day has finished with decent forecasts for tomorrow, Surrey making very good progress towards their victory target, and Lancashire in trouble against Yorkshire. So, if those games keep going that way and Surrey and Yorkshire win, it will leave the dodgy bit of the table looking like this (Surrey Champions):

Hampshire P 12 – Pts 133 (Max 181)

Yorkshire P 12 – Pts 126 (Max 174)

Lancs P 13 – Pts 112 (Max 136)

Worcs P12 – Pts 96 (Max 144)

If Hants & Lancs finish level, Hants will lead on the first tie break (wins)

If Yorkshire get Maximum points, they will have beaten Worcs who can therefore only get 128.

If Worcs get Maximum points, they will have beaten Yorks who can therefore only get 158

The same applies to Hampshire v Yorkshire next week. If the matches are drawn, the maximum points are 13 – 11 below full maximum. A high scoring draw at Headingley next week would relegate Lancashire, unless they do something remarkable tomorrow.

PS I should add that if Essex win tomorrow (distinctly possible) Notts will be on 131 points, below Hampshire and with only one match (Somerset at Trent Bridge) to play.


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Excellent work today from Surrey and Yorkshire. As you say, if they both win, our position will look pretty safe.
Phew, we can almost relax for the next match….and break out the bubbly for the last!…never in doubt 😉

Comment by Nick

Hah! That’s right Nick. Without checking I reckon the last time we went into the last match of a Div One season with no problems must be at least 8 years ago!

Comment by Dave Allen

From Lancs website:

“Keaton Jennings is available to play for Lancashire in the side’s final fixture at Hampshire from September 24-27. A decision has not been made on Anderson’s availability for the final game of the season at the Ageas Bowl. This will be made by the ECB and will depend on his fitness.”

If I heard it right on the radio, Anderson’s availability also depends on the “next round results” – the mind boggles, what does that mean? – he can play if it might help Lancs stay up?!

Comment by Jeremy

Almost certainly! If Yorkshire get 10 points next week and Hampshire three, then Lancs are down (assuming defeat today) because they’re behind on tie breaks. Perhaps they’ll recall Cyril Washbrook too – his comebacks were effective.

Comment by pompeypop

It’s just a pity the ECB can’t simply tell the truth.

In so many things.

Comment by James

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