Hampshire Cricket History


So, Sir Geoffrey
January 24, 2019, 6:11 pm
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The West Indians are a bunch of “very ordinary, average cricketers”, are they?


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A thought: I started watching Test cricket on TV and county cricket live, in 1959. It was more than a quarter-of-a-century before England were dismissed for less than 100 – by the great 1976 West Indies side. But it’s happened twice in the past nine months.

Comment by pompeypop

Another thought: Having learned to love county cricket watching Roy Marshall, Danny Livingstone, Gordon Greenidge, John Holder, Andy Roberts and Malcolm Marshall, how lovely to see a decent West Indies side. Not great (yet?) but not quite as hopeless as some people thought.

Comment by pompeypop

Indeed, I have been impressed by Jason Holder for some time. A decent cricketer but a more impressive individual and Captain under less than ideal circumstances.

Comment by moggahooller

I quite agree moggahooler.

Comment by James

This is one of the days I wish i had SKY. I love a good comedy show.

Did anyone from the ECB come on to spin how the Horrendous Hundred would improve our Test team?

Comment by James

On Day One, they ran an interview by Ian Ward with Tom Harrison who went on about how important this year is, how well Joe Root is captaining the side, how good the coaching team is etc … You’d have loved it James!

Comment by pompeypop

Oh yes, and the selectors were now more “scientific”

Comment by pompeypop

If he mentioned Beefy’s as well I’d have been ecstatic Dave!

Comment by James

And there’s still interest in cricket, certainly in Barbados. We were there before Christmas and our taxi driver was knowledgeable about the Hampshire connection too, telling us about the Bajan clubs of the Hampshire players over the years, including Fidel

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