Hampshire Cricket History


John L …
January 31, 2019, 7:12 pm
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is watching what I’m watching (see Comment on previous post)

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(Mind you the commentator said Rod was watching the cricket. I’m not sure that’s quite right! Maybe he’s checking the Blog)



Introducing …
January 31, 2019, 12:06 pm
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Good crowd in this morning for a very pleasant event, including Kevan doing a Q&A with new boys, James Fuller and Keith Barker

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Oops!
January 30, 2019, 4:42 pm
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I’ve just spotted a name missing from the A-Z. As far as I’m aware, no one else noticed. He’s not a name that would spring to mind I suspect, but he won a trophy.

No prizes – and I’ll tell you soon.

And the answer is: Abdul Razzaq



OK, Some Answers …
January 29, 2019, 8:27 pm
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But if you want to keep guessing/checking, they’re in these Comments – so “If you don’t want to know the score, look away now”



Asking the Impossible?
January 29, 2019, 1:26 pm
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In 1983, three current/former/future Hampshire players appeared for the same side in the World Cup matches in England. Not too hard to name them I suspect*.

But it happened again in 2003, and I doubt whether I could name them without looking it up. Can you? (I will tell you)

*This bit is really for information, not a quiz. In 2003 Shane Warne did not appear (or for Hampshire) because he’d been naughty. But why did none of the three men from the first paragraph play in the 1987 World Cup. Does anyone know?



The First Time
January 28, 2019, 5:09 pm
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I’ve been in the Archive today, tidying up, and found this photo (with a caption). It’s a match that Colin Price and I have discussed on a number of occasions, not least due to his interest in outdoor swimming pools/Lidos. There was one next to this ground:

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The match was a thriller. Jimmy Gray scored 155 and then 49 as Hampshire chased down 190 to win in the 43rd over, with just two wickets to spare. It was a very hot week (in a very hot summer), I think it was the first Middlesex Championship match played away from Lord’s, and certainly the only first-class match ever played at Hornsey. Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie wrote about it in his autobiography¬†Many a Slip.



Who’s he helping?
January 25, 2019, 5:31 pm
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We’re almost exactly halfway through the game (sadly not a match), West Indies are 500 ahead and James Anderson, having been warned for running on the pitch (confirmed by TV replays) is typically grumpy.

The umpires are of course required to be entirely impartial, and entitled to give Anderson a hard time. But if you were West Indies’ captain Jason Holder (116*) surely you’d want the umpires to shut up and let him trample all over it.

I wonder whether the West Indies will bat until tea at least. Tomorrow is mostly a non-working day in Barbados and the locals are likely to show up to cheer victory.