Hampshire Cricket History

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May 29, 2020, 10:57 am
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From today’s BBC site

“England have named 14 uncapped players in a group of 55 that have been asked to return to training in preparation for a revamped international summer. Reece Topley, who has not played for England in four years after a long struggle with injury, is also included. England are likely to need to separate Test and limited-overs squads to cope with a congested schedule, though players are yet to be separated.

Friday’s expected announcement on the new schedule has been delayed.

The three Hampshire players are Mason Crane, Liam Dawson and James Vince (but not Sam Northeast)

PS Is this the best definition ever of Sod’s Law?:

“The UK has experienced its sunniest spring since records began in 1929, the Met Office has said. It is also set to be the driest May on record for some parts of UK, including the driest in England for 124 years”. (BBC)

And how much cricket?

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In a year that we probably wouldn’t have lost any overs due to the weather so far, we haven’t seen a single ball 🥺

Comment by joster69

Sad indeed Jo

Comment by Dave Allen

This from the Telegraph:

“The report, entitled Getting Members Back to the Kia Oval, has been written by the club’s Covid-19 officer and security director, Scott Carey, and will form the basis of Surrey’s future approach to hosting crowds again when Government restrictions are eased.

The report is based on the assumption the Oval can operate on 25 per cent capacity of around 6,000 which Surrey believe would be financially cost-effective and is their duty to provide cricket for their membership.

The club has 13,500 members but less than half will be able to attend Surrey matches, and with demand expected to be high among cricket starved supporters, the club will introduce an online booking system.

Members will have to pre-book specific seats online and every other row of seating will be blanked out. The normal choice of being able to walk around the ground will be suspended. The ground will be split into “quadrants”, with “hard borders” to prevent any “cross-contamination”.”

Sounds fun, doesn’t it?

Comment by Jeremy

I happen to have discovered today that in all categories, Hampshire have around 4,700 members so presumably they can all watch county games at the Ageas Bowl (probably no one else though). However a report today suggests that Hampshire’s ground might be in special use for internationals meaning they will need to use outgrounds in which case …

Comment by pompeypop

Those sound like the arrangements I had planned to adopt for the last few years if I heard Colin Graves was in the ground!

(Obviously never needed to use them at county games).

Comment by James

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