Hampshire Cricket History

FC: 2020
January 13, 2021, 6:29 pm
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“This is the End …” (Jim Morrison). I thought I would post this (brief) last one this evening as we might have some Test Match cricket to chat about over the next couple of weeks.

England beat West Indies 2-1 (3) and Pakistan 1-0 (3).

Bob Willis Trophy Champions: Essex; T20 Nottinghamshire

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic caused havoc with the season’s fixtures, with all international matches played at Old Trafford or the Ageas Bowl, and no internationals and hardly any county matches admitting spectators, although live streaming of county matches proved very popular. West Indies and Pakistan toured and played Test Matches, while Australia played two ‘white ball’ series late in the season.

The Championship failed to take place for the first time since 1945 – the county’s first-class competition was limited to five matches for each county in a new Bob Willis Trophy – named as a tribute to the former England captain who had died recently. It was played in three regional leagues, plus a five-day Lord’s Final which Essex ‘won’ by leading Somerset on first innings. The Vitality Blast T20 was played in three groups over ten matches with Finals Day held in October, but for the first time, there was no play on the scheduled Saturday, Nottinghamshire winning on the ‘reserve’ Sunday. The 50-over cup was cancelled and there was no 2nd XI competitive county cricket.

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Dave many thanks for all the work you have done on this. It has made fascinating reading. It has brought back some memories of better times, and some not so good cricket wise. Hopefully we will be able to get back to watching some cricket at The Ageas Bowl some time during the summer. Meanwhile all the best to you and Lou.

Comment by Bob Murrell

Many thanks Bob, that’s appreciated. Great to wake up today to watch a Test Match on my TV and particularly to see two spinners bowling nicely. In the past 30 minutes England have had some luck but prior to that they were helped by batsmen playing as though it’s a one-day game.

Comment by pompeypop

SL all out – Atherton says “some of the worst Test Match batting I’ve ever seen”. Hussain said describing it as abysmal was being kind. Why do these guys always sit on the fence?

Comment by pompeypop

Can I echo Bob’s thanks? A very interesting set of articles.

Comment by James

Thank you James

Comment by pompeypop

It’s been lovely having TMS as the background to my working morning today. Looking forward to more of the same tomorrow before spending my afternoon as an administrator for our COVID vaccine clinic. We are working so hard to try & get some normality back……..can’t wait to while away some time at the Bowl

Comment by joster69

Good work Jo! Can I have one please?

Comment by pompeypop

If only we could just hand them out! It’s a huge undertaking but really rewarding at the same time!

Being able to offer a patient a vaccine gives almost as much joy as a century or a 5fer………🤗

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