Hampshire Cricket History

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March 30, 2021, 8:23 pm
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A good deal of the early part was taken up with discussions about Covid restrictions (fans can return on 19 May), James Vince in Australia and Pakistan, the ICC Test Final, a possible Ashes Test one day, the IT20 arrangements and the Vipers. Eventually they got to discuss the signing of Abbas, about which there is much optimism. They have also signed a T20 International player whose name will be announced in May. Kyle Abbott is signed for all three formats.

We learned about fitness issues: Aneurin Donald has clearly had a set-back and it sounded a bit worrying. Keith Barker has a hamstring problem which will probably keep him out of the first game, but they are hopeful that Liam Dawson is fit enough now after a tough winter.

Joe Weatherley is certain to open and it seems that Ian Holland will start the season alongside him. Tom Alsop was mentioned as another possible but there was no mention of Felix Organ and no questions about promising youngsters.

There was surprisingly little mention of the men’s new competition.

A question was asked about outgrounds but there seems little prospect of cricket at Newclose, Portsmouth or Basingstoke in the next couple of years (plus?).

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On the injury front, no mention of Brad Taylor, who is the only squad member, I think, not to have been visible over the last week or so.

Comment by dmashala

That’s right – although I would suggest the last year or so …

Comment by pompeypop

This article suggests that Andy Gorvin, who took 3-35 for Cardiff U v Glamorgan, has played for Hampshire 2nd XI. Not a familiar name to me. https://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/56583773.amp

Comment by dmashala

Cricket Archive lists him as having been born in Portsmouth where he attended Portsmouth High School. He will have enjoyed that because everyone else there is a girl. It probably means my Alma Mater, Portsmouth Grammar School.

He’s nearly 24, and played for our Academy in 2014/15 and 2nd XI in all three formats (about 25 matches) from 2014-2016.

He played at Havant (SL) 2012-2018 but in 2019 in the Welsh Premier League and for Wales in Minor Counties taking 13 wickets at 16.69.

Comment by pompeypop

There is injury news here. Apologies if this was already covered at the Forum https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/56591219

Comment by Sean

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