Hampshire Cricket History

It’s All a Bit
September 26, 2021, 8:14 am
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Hampshire on the front page this morning – Gower speaks much sense, Michael Carberry warns England’s openers, Danny has one headline and the Vipers are the main picture. I find that interesting – future historians might note that less than two days after the conclusion of the 2021 men’s County Championship, the front page picture in the specialist weekly cricket paper is of a women’s white ball team (and not their main competition).

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Ah, indeed Lord Gower does speak much sense. Shame that headline of his didn’t cover the front page as that’s the headline of the season!!
As for no hint of the conclusion of the County Championship on the front cover that just sums up the direction our lovely game is going and how both the ECB and Media cover it! As for the ashes – gawd help us!!

Comment by Stephen Anstey

The ECB have announced that due to sexual equality the word ‘batsman’ will no longer be used in cricket, instead the word ‘batter’ (I like mine crispy) will be used.
Just wondering what will happen to Nightwatchman, Chinaman, Twelth Man and Mankad????
I presume women’s cricket will no longer be played at Old Trafford as this is in Manchester!

Comment by vern1970

Presumably women’s cricket can’t have coaching manuals

Comment by Mike Peaker

What disappoints me most – and it was true during the Hundred – is that the Cricket Paper would prefer to give priority to white ball cricket over the Championship, and indeed the 50 overs game. The only exception is the England side which one might expect.

Interestingly much later in the paper we discover that in addition to the 2,000 of us at Aigburth on Thursday, there were 18,000 watching the finish on Youtube – plus those watching the county’s live stream and/or listening to the commentary.

Comment by Dave Allen

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