Hampshire Cricket History

Sam Northeast
January 27, 2021, 12:37 pm
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Sam Alexander Northeast, (551) born Ashford, Kent 16 October 1989.

Squad number 17

Sam Northeast is a right-hand batsman who was educated at Harrow School, played in all three fomats for England under-19s (2007/9) and then for Kent in 135 first-class matches from 2007-2017. He also captained Kent for a number of years, then joined Hampshire at the start of the 2018 season. In the preceding winter, he played for England Lions, and for the South XI v the North in the West Indies, and he subsequently played for the Lions in two more first-class matches in 2019 and 2019/20 – there was a thought then that he might be selected for England, but now in his thirties, that chance might have gone.

For Hampshire, Northeast scored a century at the Oval in his second Championship match in 2018 but then broke a finger in fielding practice, missing a number of matches. He returned in the Royal London Cup semi-final scoring 58, and followed that with 75* in Hampshire’s winning total, despite being loudly booed by the opposition Kent supporters. After that there was just one half-century in the T20 matches and a similar return from his final 14 Championship innings. In 2019, having missed just one Championship match, he finished only 31 runs short of 1,000 in the season, although he passed that figure for the fourth time in all first-class matches. In the Royal London Cup he returned to Canterbury and scored 105*, and Hampshire reached another Lord’s Final, where, with Vince in the England World Cup squad, Northeast captained the side, although despite his innings of 56 Hampshire lost to Somerset. He also deputised in a number of first-class matches that year, and with Vince unavailable for the five Bob Willis Trophy matches in 2020 Northeast stood in again and top-scored with 81 in the victory v Surrey at Arundel.  

His figures for Hampshire:

First-class: 30 matches; 1747 runs at 37.97; HS: 169 v Essex (Southampton) 2019.

List A: 12 matches; 413 runs at 51.62; HS 105* v Kent (Canterbury) 2019.  

T20: 35 matches; 678 runs at 21.18; HS 73* v Essex (Chelmsford) 2018.

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