Hampshire Cricket History

Matt Salisbury – Help?
March 16, 2021, 10:31 am
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Does anyone remember Matt Salisbury’s Hampshire debut v Warwickshire at the Ageas Bowl in his one season, 2017?

I’m pretty sure he took wickets with his first and third (Ian Bell) balls – they certainly fell to him (first-change) on balls one and three of the 13th over but that’s all I can discover. There’s no mention that I can find on Cricket Archive (which even misses that it was his Hampshire debut) or in Wisden or the Handbook. I suspect it’s not necessarily a ‘record’ that people keep – especially if not first-class debut.

I’m writing something for the Website and wanted to rely on more than my memory which is getting old (or full)

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Hi Dave, I don’T remember the details, but can Kevin Baker The scorer) help?

Comment by Bob Murrell

After a lot of googling, this from the BBC:

17:18 3 Jun 2017
‘What a moment’
Hampshire 515 v Warwickshire 19-3

Andrew Moon

BBC Radio Solent at Ageas Bowl

What a moment for Matt Salisbury! His first delivery as a Hampshire player was a beauty and dismisses Sam Hain caught behind and he then removes Ian Bell lbw.

Warwickshire now in trouble on a slow flat pitch but on which run scoring is difficult.

The link, which is a little, temperamental is:

Fall of wickets confirms that, if Hain was his first ball wicket (12.1 overs), then Bell (12.3 overs) must also have fallen to him in the same over.
1-14 (Ian Westwood, 8.5 ov), 2-15 (Sam Hain, 12.1 ov), 3-19 (Ian Bell, 12.3 ov), 4-22 (Tim Ambrose, 15.6 ov), 5-46 (Rikki Clarke, 27.6 ov), 6-49 (Andrew Umeed, 29.1 ov), 7-81 (Grant Thornton, 34.5 ov), 8-185 (Keith Barker, 76.5 ov), 9-200 (Boyd Rankin, 81.3 ov), 10-254 (Jonathan Trott, 102.1 ov)

Hope that makes sense!

Comment by dmashala

BRILLIANT – indeed brilliant twice over since it means my brain still functions!! MANY thanks.

Comment by pompeypop

I checked the radio commentary – 2017 recordings can be found here


I think it was Andrew Moon at the microphone for that over. (About 6 hrs 25 minutes into the recording)

Comment by Hedgehog

I’ll confess Dave – I was hoping to find you on commentary for that over!

Comment by Hedgehog

Is that a complete archive of BBC radio commentaries Hedgehog? To whom does it belong?

Comment by dmashala

The archive of commentaries runs from 2017 to last year and was made by a chap in Texas. However I believe he stopped last summer owing to ill health.

The main page is
and you can navigate to sub sections from there, and stream or download.

Comment by Hedgehog

That’s impressive. Thanks HH

Comment by dmashala

Cheers Hedgehog , I don’t think I did that game!

Comment by pompeypop

I was there. Remember it well. Wonderful moment. He seems to specialise in debuts. Anyone that followed his early progress in Durham will be aware that he got 7 wickets in his home debut at the Riverside and a crucial 25 off 147 balls in their second innings to help them turn round a 109 run first innings deficit into a 95 run victory!

Comment by Allan

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