Hampshire Cricket History

At 4pm …
March 31, 2019, 4:23 pm
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I was getting ready to note that the last time Sunderland won a Wembley Cup Final 1-0 was in 1973 – and you know what happened in that cricket season. Now I’m not sure if it’s an omen. In 1939 Hampshire were rubbish; in 2008 we finished third in Div One.

Meanwhile at Oxford, we’ve learned that Vince & Northeast are very good first-class batsmen, Rilee still doesn’t get the first-class runs he should, Weatherley & Soames perhaps don’t look ready, and Dawson should probably bat higher. I think we knew all that this morning.

So …
March 31, 2019, 10:48 am
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Weatherley, short of runs pre-season has gone cheaply, Vince is clearly opening with Aiden to come. Soames at three – is that in preference to Donald or could there be an injury? Similarly Berg seems to be in ahead of Fuller, or our possible ‘Yank at Oxford’ – and no Mason Crane either, but the other Kyle is back (with the other Kyle, but not the other one).

PS !! https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/47764915


It was 60 Years Ago
March 31, 2019, 8:59 am
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We’ve chatted on here previously about the fact that Hampshire are the only county side ever to have won a match at Hornsey – simply because only one Championship match was ever played there – in the blazing hot summer of 1959 – and we won it by two wickets, scoring at about four-and-a-half runs per over. Jimmy Gray scored 155 & 49, while Fred Titmus scored 50 & 62 and took three wickets.

Colin Price, our London correspondent and expert all things topographical around the metropolis has sent a couple of photos of the ground (and one other interesting picture which will follow). Many thanks.

After which, back to today and I suspect a very chilly outing in the Parks

Hornsey Pavilion

Hornsey CC

“I’ll Be Back”
March 30, 2019, 1:09 pm
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Warne TT

Today’s Guardian reports that The Ageas Bowl Hundred Side (guess the name …*) are interested in Shane Warne as Coach, although Jason Gillespie is another possibility.

I guess whoever it is can’t claim prior experience in that format. It’s an interesting choice given that SW has been widely reported in the past as suggesting that a cricket coach is  a thing with wheels that takes the players to the ground.

*I suppose ABHS could be an anagram for BASH? (As if I cared)

Have a Guess
March 29, 2019, 7:39 pm
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At our first team, with as Michael says, Markram an international opener and Vince due to open. I guess Northeast, Rossouw and Dawson are certainties and it looks like Tom is the preferred ‘keeper’ which probably leaves one batting place between Weatherley, Donald and Soames. Might be that the University match will be important (but should it be?)

And the bowlers? Perm four (five?) from Edwards, Abbott, Barker, Fuller, Berg & Crane (plus Dawson)

PS Holland?

Weds evening: Terry Crump presents Joe Weatherley with the annual Olive Ford award for the best uncapped player (2018)

Joe W Terry C 2

March 29, 2019, 2:57 pm
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used to bowl a lot of Maidens, but we’ve just signed our first (ever) Aiden:

Aiden Markram (he is incidentally another Kyle – AKM)

17 Tests: 1,358 runs average 43.80, four x 100s (HS 152)

58 first-class matches, 4,102 runs average 43.63, ten x 100s (HS 182)

18 ODIs, 503 runs, average 29.58

48 List A matches, 1,925 runs, average 42.77, six x 100s (HS 183)

He bowls a bit in white balls, he’s 24 and he’s another good-looking, charming Libran

What’s Happening????
March 28, 2019, 5:03 pm
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I just finished the previous post and read Paul’s comment. What do you guys know that I don’t (and Kevan didn’t yesterday)?

PS Apologies, just spotted the answer (Andy – thanks). It seems a great shame to me. I left the Forum with about two minutes to go, to trundle my books for sale downstairs to catch leavers, so I didn’t hear that – and I hadn’t heard previously. I wonder whether it will particularly affect people who listen on the ground?