Hampshire Cricket History

Tom Alsop
January 19, 2021, 5:21 pm
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Alphabetical from now, although I’m keeping Kyle Abbott on a ‘back burner’ until it’s confirmed he is coming.

Thomas Philip (‘Tom’) Alsop, (528) born High Wycombe (Bucks) 26.11.1995.

Squad number 9 (0 briefly in 2020)

Tom Alsop played for England under-19s and made his Hampshire debut in 2014 as a left-handed batsman who had elsewhere kept wicket quite regularly. but initially he preferred to focus on batting, and enjoyed a successful season in 2016, with 737 first-class runs at 35.09, including 117 v Surrey at the Oval, and 327 in limited-overs games at 54.50 with a first century. It earned him a place with the England Lions in the winter, although his form was less consistent, and in the following English summer he played less regularly, despite another limited-overs century.

When Lewis McManus was injured, Alsop resumed wicketkeeping duties towards the end of the 2017 season. In 2018, McManus began the season as first choice wicket keeper before he was injured, after which Alsop took over and retained the gloves, while scoring four Championship half-centuries. Having been omitted from the early games he also enjoyed a successful run in the Royal London Cup and his excellent 72, opening with Rossouw in the Final created the platform for a winning total. His first-class record in 2019 was modest but included his highest first-class score, 150 v Warwickshire at Edgbaston. He had a fine List A season with 351 runs at 39.00 including two centuries with 130* v Glamorgan, his highest in that competition, although he did not play at all in the T20 matches. He kept wicket and opened the batting as Hampshire returned to Lord’s for the Royal London Cup Final, although this time they lost, to Somerset. In 2020 he played in all the Bob Willis Trophy matches, with a best of 87 v Surrey at Arundel, and he played in eight T20 matches with one half-century.

His figures for Hampshire:

First-class: 46 matches; 1,936 runs at 27.26. HS 150; two centuries – 64 ct.

List A: 38 matches; 1,220 runs at 34.85. HS 130*; four centuries – 25 ct. & 5 st.

T20: 39 matches; 772 runs at 23.39. HS 85 – 15 ct. & 3 st.

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Enjoying these. As I understood it, Hampshire had already confirmed that Abbott was coming back as an overseas in 2021, I may be wrong about this though.

Comment by Joel

That’s right Joel, the issue is going to be the South African COVID variant and travel I suspect

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