Hampshire Cricket History


Wagon Works Link & Young Greenidge
April 23, 2021, 5:00 pm
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http://static.espncricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1950S/1959/ENG_LOCAL/CC/GLOUCS_SURREY_CC_26-27AUG1959.html

(Below) ‘Holt’s’ (Hampshire) Colts 1967 – also shows Richard McIlwaine, HCCC 1969/70 to the right of Arthir Holt, front row.


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Looks like that pitch took a bit of spin. And a fivefer for Dave Allen.

Comment by Dave Pople

Yes indeed – it wasn’t what I thought it was (aerial shot of the ground) but interesting nonetheless

Comment by Dave Allen

Incidentally, this game started eight days after the first match I ever saw ended – and that was Hampshire v Surrey at Portsmouth. I think that this defeat ended Gloucs’ hopes of the title.

Comment by Dave Allen

Great photo. Hard to believe Gordon Greenidge will be 70 on 1 May

Comment by Sean

This must have been one of Jim Laker’s last games for Surrey. 11-62 in the match!

Comment by Ian Laidlaw

I think you’re right, although he played briefly for Essex.

Comment by Dave Allen

Actually, not so briefly – from 1962-1964, he played for them in 30 matches, taking 111 wickets at just over 21 each. In 1959, there were two more Surrey matches both at the Oval v Middx and Northants but this was the end of Surrey’s great reign, after seven consecutive Championships.

Tom Clark followed Laker, Alec Bedser did one more year, Roy Swetman finished in 1961, Peter Loader in 1963, Peter May was unwell and finished after two matches in 1963 (etc). Laker incidentally also played some later first-class matches for an International Cavaliers XI.

Comment by Dave Allen




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