Hampshire Cricket History


It’s All Too Much
May 27, 2020, 6:28 am
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(Twitter that is).

I didn’t realise that posting that Twitter link would activate it here – so, in case you missed it, look for Historic Sporting Pictures (I’ve removed the direct link)


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The first entry talks about the “fun parts” of having Minor county games in the Nat West Trophy first round. For my mate and I as Pompey boys in exile, working for the RAF at Wyton in Cambridgeshire, a day off to see Hampshire at Wisbech in the last century was a real bonus. Taking our own chairs, we sat on the boundary edge and engaged a local in conversation. “Whose batting first? I asked. He curled his lip and replied “Who d’you thinK?” I suppose it was a bit of a silly question, as the game could have been over before lunch! If I recall, Hayden scoring off nearly every ball turning his wrists as he made contact and I remember the bowler shouting Yesss! as he got him before he got to 100. Hayden gave him a stare as he walked off, and looked back at him twice more before leaving the field. My how we chortled… The next exciting thing was seeing if Smith could get to his fifty before lunch. A lovely day away from the office.

Comment by Bill Seager May 26, 2020 @ 2:49 pm |Edit This
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Comment by pompeypop

Cheers Bill – sounds fun! Saw your old classmate Joe J on Southsea Common yesterday; he got caught here in Lockdown, can’t get back to Berlin but seemed quite happy.

Comment by pompeypop May 26, 2020 @ 4:03 pm |Edit This
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A lot of very interesting photos, including this morning one showing Harry Baldwin, who looks like a man who had personality, at what looks like USG sometime around 1900??

Comment by stephenfh

Yes I like the site – just overwhelmed the last post! And you are right – it’s one of a number of photos taken at the USG, probably on the same day. I imagine this was a practice pitch, in the corner to the left of the pavilion.

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