Hampshire Cricket History


Bollocks to Brave
May 30, 2019, 8:03 am
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A story to make things clear: I’ve had a lively week, so the first time I tuned in to Headingley ball-by-ball was yesterday afternoon to hear mainly chat about Northern Soul (thanks Colin), Trent Derby, Southern Rave and other poptastic suggestions for names of 16.4 teams.

I tweeted a sarcastic comment about the four syllables which Kevan read out and the chat went on – and on. So I tweeted again to ask whether, when the 16.4 finally starts, the commentators will talk mostly about the County Championship. That wasn’t read out.

My simple Blog point, made with this post, is that I will from time-to-time post something about the 16.4 but never to promote it. My opposition to it, put simply, is that it is already helping to dismantle the COUNTY game (50 over Final? Lord’s?) and I suspect you ain’t seen nothing yet. If you want a more thorough critique, cheque the link on a Comment from Jeremy on yesterday’s post. One bit I love is when Harrison parades the women’s World Cup as a particular success in reaching a new audience until it’s pointed out that it was ‘old’ format, 50 overs!

The 16.4 is not county cricket, it’s not Hampshire, it will get no sympathetic hearing from me. What you choose to post as a Comment on here is your business and I won’t censor other views.

PS: Another great suggestion from Colin (keep ’em coming). Instead of ‘Northern Soul’ they could call them Manchester United and get lots of support from Surrey

 


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For what it’s worth (and I’m sure it comes as no surprise to anyone) but I agree with your stance entirely. This blog is about cricket and Hampshire cricket in particular and the Horrendous Hundred is neither.

I’m sure the English Calamity Board will ensure it gets plenty of publicity elsewhere anyway!

Comment by James

Thanks James

Comment by pompeypop

How about the “Southern John” as a tribute to the slow left armer who took over 400 wickets for Hampshire?

The ECB is making me angry, so I have become one of the many “Southern cross”.

Comment by Hedgehog

Lovely!

Comment by pompeypop

For a complete horlicks, the ovaltinies in Surrey.

Comment by stephenfh

We need those Facebook ‘thumbs up’ signs on the Blog – nice!

Comment by pompeypop

Alternately we could take the title from this thread and just call them Southern Bollocks!

Comment by James

Totally agree with that shout James. Exactly what it says on the tin

Comment by John French

I’ve also got a good idea for the logo!

Comment by James




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