Hampshire Cricket History

LIST A Answers
November 23, 2021, 4:55 pm
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I’m up to 1984 now but here are some answers to the questions on the previous post. As Stephen discovered, number one is Dennis Baldry, followed by Portsmouth-born Mike Barnard. The five spinners are Alan Wassell, Peter Sainsbury and Keith Wheatley from Hampshire plus West Indian Larry Worrell and New Zealander David O’Sullivan – the convert, Alan Castell.

The other Hampshire-born players were Jimmy Gray, Brian Timms, Barry Reed, Richard Lewis, Trevor Jesty and oddly perhaps, three who came from other county staffs – Geoff Keith (Somerset), Bob Herman (Middx) and John Rice (Surrey). The three captains are Gilliat, Marshall and Ingelby who was also the first wicketkeeper, followed by Timms and Bob Stephenson (future captain). In those first ten seasons the men from overseas were O’Sullivan, Worrell, Marshall, Richards, Danny Livingstone, John Holder, Barry Richards and Gordon Greenidge (via Reading).

The majority were regular Hampshire players but pace bowler Peter Haslop made his List A debut in 1971, nine years after his only first-class match (v Pakistanis at Bournemouth).

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