Hampshire Cricket History

Edgbaston 1922
February 25, 2022, 3:40 pm
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Sean asked how the famous 1922 victory at Edgbaston was reported in the 1923 ‘Handbook’ (Hampshire County Cricket Guide). The answer is in the picture below. There is no mention of the match in the Introduction and no article summarising the season.

(So much for the Good Old Days!)

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Any plans to mark the centenary?

Comment by Jonathan Lord

One or two by the Heritage Committee (and the commentators!!) to coincide with (a) the date (Yorkshire match) and (b) v Warwickshire. I think we should organise a mass applause in the latter when we reach 16!

Comment by Dave Allen

If we reach 16!

Comment by James

Preferably by totalling considerably more than 15 at Edgbaston between 26th and 29th September!

Comment by dmashala

Well that’s one way to report it. Could try that approach for the Hundred. Thanks Dave

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Comment by Dave Allen

It wasn’t to be for Liam Dawson at the PSL.

His team lost yesterday in their semi-final.

He performed well though, taking 2-24 from 4 overs including a wicket maiden. He got Sussex (Lancashire now?) batter Phil Salt out.

That’s it for Hants players playing overseas I think!

Comment by Tom Johnson

Well done Tom. You are now the Blog’s official white ball overseas, winter correspondent (and thank you)

Comment by Dave Allen

Thanks Dave!

Whilst I appreciate this isn’t the place for a franchise cricket love in I’m sure a few bloggers care what the Hants players get up to.

Red ball as well with Gubbins going to Zim!

Comment by Tom Johnson

According to a report I saw somewhere on the net the total could have been seven. The four extras were byes off a ball the Warwickshire bowler bowled before the wicketkeeper was ready. Tennyson’s four came off a dropped catch off the first ball of his innings and he was out the next ball.

Comment by Colin Price

Seven would have been even better – a complete record in the Championship and we’d still have won easily!

Comment by Dave Allen

Hi, Dave. You beat me to it. But at least bloggers know that I can help on that score.

Comment by Stephen

Yes indeed. If Bloggers don’t all know, Stephen is the author of the most recent Hampshire Cricket Bibliography and two supplementary updates – and he has most of them!

Comment by Dave Allen

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