Hampshire Cricket History


Goodbye Bournemouth
May 29, 2021, 6:33 am
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As requested (we do our best) two shots from the last match at Bournemouth, 1992 v Middlesex. The first shows Jon Ayling (& Adi Aymes) leaving the field after Ayling’s 5-12 which forced Middlesex, 115 all out, to follow-on, 271 behind. In the event they saved the game and this proved to be the very talented Ayling’s career best. Already struggling with a knee from a freak mid-pitch clash with a running batsmen (David Smith) he would manage just four more Championship games in 1993 before retiring.

The other shot shows Hampshire taking the field after tea on the final day.


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My word those pictures are just epic, thanks Dave! Again as per all the previous posts Dean Park has so many happy memories personally and these two pictures are just the ‘icing on the cake’ for me. How lovely to see Jon Ayling along with Adi (Aymes) Kev (James) and MCJ Nicholas among others….

Comment by Steve Anstey

How could I have missed Shaggy Udal along with Lord Gower gracing the Dean Park pitch too!!!

Comment by Steve Anstey

Dave, on the subject of archive photos I am after a copy of a photo taken during the England Lions v New Zealand at ‘The bowl’ in May 2008 which appeared in a Hampshire Handbook (I’m guessing the 2009 issue) which I no longer have but this particular photograph shows myself, my wife, my late Uncle and my cousin watching the match!! I hope you are able to help?

Comment by Steve Anstey

Wondering also why Robin didn’t play in the Middlesex game but played on the Sunday against Northants?!

Comment by Steve Anstey

I’ll have a look for the photo Steve – ref Robin, (just changed this) he played the Sunday v Northants but 20-26 August played in three ODIs v Pakistan.

Comment by Dave Allen

Wow, thanks in advance for the photo, Dave.
With regards Robin that makes sense…
Remember Robin ‘clattering’ 61 runs at Dean Park on the Sunday – few balls went in the neighbouring gardens! Tony Middleton scored 98 runs too!

Comment by Steve Anstey

Thanks for the photos Dave, they bring back great memories of Bournemouth.

Comment by Sean

Great photos Dave, many thanks, pavilion not over-populated but one or two familiar looking figures including iirc the gentleman in the bright orange/red shirt and tie who was a regular. One or two tiles in the pavilion roof missing from the time of Patrick Eagar’s earlier photo as well, BA Richards 112 v Leics in 1975 may have had something to do with it….

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