Hampshire Cricket History

Neither one thing
August 31, 2021, 8:36 am
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Nor the other?

It seems nobody has anything to say about Day One, but was it that kind of day – did we do well? Sometimes. Was inserting Yorkshire a good idea? Maybe. How was the weather? Dry but very grey and increasingly chilly.

Will there be more of the same today? Perhaps.

It’s not like the Hundred
August 30, 2021, 4:50 pm
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Is it?

Bad light stops play (5.45pm)

Yorkshire 197-6 – is that a good score? Did we hope for better when we put them in?

Grid Places
August 30, 2021, 6:24 am
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Warwickshire 21,

Somerset 18.5,

Lancashire 16.5,

Hampshire 8.5,

Nottinghamshire 5,

Yorkshire 4.5.

Also Starting Today:

Somerset v Notts

Lancs v Warwicks

The weather is fine, the pitches dry (with Abbas missing, Mason is a certainty surely?) so there will probably be results in most/all matches. If Warwicks and Somerset win, we must to keep in touch with only three matches to follow.

Starting today exactly 60 years ago, Hampshire v Derbyshire at Bournemouth – an obvious candidate for the greatest match in Hampshire’s history.

Missed It!
August 28, 2021, 7:37 am
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I’m in the middle of a crazy phase right now – hardly half-a-day free in nine days although I am looking forward to the start of the new season on Monday.

I saw not a ball of the Test Match on the first two days – they tell me England were quite good. I got home yesterday afternoon and watched the last two sessions during which time India scored lots of runs and we took one umpire’s call wicket. The weather was real Yorkshire ‘sunshine’ and the crowd bonkers.

Well the good news is I’m likely to miss the next two days for a Festival in Pompey (Madness last night) so maybe England will sort themselves out. I did listen in yesterday morning and heard one fascinating ‘stat’: James Anderson has not yet taken a second innings wicket in this series. Will that change today?

I guess some of you are off to the Lashings ‘do’? Have fun.

Say It Loud
August 27, 2021, 2:20 pm
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He’s Back

(And he’s proud)

Many thanks to David for sending this. I guess it means from Monday although seen nothing official

Super Southern
August 26, 2021, 9:09 pm
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Three T20 winners so far and all three from the Southern Group – you might almost say some Brave batting tonight as Somerset’s two Toms scored 102 runs in eight overs to win it. Not quite as close as the first two games but still a fine recovery by them after a bad start – and another fine crowd.

Incidentally that story about the BIG BONUSES has legs. The Telegraph has reported that the players, who took a pay cut last year are not happy and today we learn that the Parliamentary Select Committee are asking questions and suggesting they might start blocking the allocation of public money to the game. Apparently “the ECB declined to comment”.

Sad news about Ted Dexter. Exactly 60 years ago he was on the losing side in an exciting Ashes Test Match in Manchester, drove down to Portsmouth and the next morning was captaining Sussex as we chased our first Championship title. He scored 4 & 31* and opening the bowling took 5-63 & 1-39, but a hat-trick by ‘Butch’ White (four in the over) helped Hampshire to a key victory in a low-scoring match. RIP.

August 25, 2021, 8:55 pm
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Just that

“It’s Not Looking Good”
August 25, 2021, 6:35 pm
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(Kevan James said that) Hampshire 40-5.

Our two lowest Quarter Final T20 totals are 120-9 v Lancs in 2004 & 121 v Northants in 2009 – we lost both.

PS Not the lowest then but easily the lowest in the T20 v Notts.

PPS Hales and Wheal – there’s a letter in The Times today about how the Hundred and T20 have greatly improved fielding including catching. Hah!

84-5: Reminder: Since the first meeting in 1972 we have NEVER lost any form of knock-out match v Notts in Nottinghamshire!

Dawson’s 3-24 the best figures for Hampshire v Notts in the T20

I Like the Hundred
August 25, 2021, 5:08 pm
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India 78 all out

England 100-0

This young man, seen here a few years ago at the Ageas Bowl, is enjoying his day today. I hope the boys kept the autograph.

Eleven for the (T)20?
August 24, 2021, 6:28 pm
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Who plays? They are taking 13 men – Hampshire have never lost a knock-out match, any format, in Nottinghamshire.

Batsmen: Vince, Short, Weatherley, Prest, Albert

W/kpr: McManus

All-Rounders: Dawson, Fuller, Currie

Bowlers: Abbott, Wheal, Crane, Wood

No places for Holland, Scriven, Alsop, Organ or Turner, while Gubbins is ‘cup tied’