Hampshire Cricket History

How Long?
July 30, 2020, 5:27 pm
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Is a lovely piece of 1970s ‘pop’ by Ace, but equally THE question surely. There he was hitting fours around the ground looking in wonderful nick, got to 25 (sound familiar?) flashed at one outside the off stump and off he went. It’s a great (GREAT) shame but he’ll be 30 before next season starts; it feels as though his time is up.

For what it’s worth, Sky reported that he passed 2,000 List A runs at the Ageas Bowl during that innings.

Isha Guha on TMS after nine overs: “James Vince is really finding his feet here, hitting shots all around the ground. He is making it look effortless.” Five balls later he was out and Matthew Henry – BBC Sport online – wrote “Look James Vince up in the dictionary and you’d see that innings”.

PS Good to hear Nick Knight praising the pitch – flat, fast and not at all responsible for the early struggles of the batsmen on both sides.

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Something completely different: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/53601830

Comment by dmashala

Thanks – good luck to him; nice young man.

Comment by pompeypop

good on the eye and worth going to watch, but do not be late getting to your seat? Perhaps he had instructions to just “Play his game” you never know. Hampshire’s gain, I fancy.

Comment by Bill Seager

I think so Bill – and no harm in that. He might even find some ‘peace’ – and we can always remember him as probably the most stylish home-grown of our batsmen (and I think a good and improving captain).

Comment by pompeypop

On a separate subject Ryan Stevenson is playing for the Academy tomorrow according to Mike Vimpany

Comment by James

Thanks James. According to the Portsmouth News today he and Brad Taylor are “injured’. No change there then.

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