Hampshire Cricket History

Something in Reserve
February 28, 2022, 8:09 pm
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I’ve always been interested in our 2nd XI – the formal competition started in 1959, the year I first watched Hampshire. Back in the early 1990s my first involvement beyond being a fan, was with the Hampshire Exiles set up pre-internet to keep those outside Hampshire ‘in touch’ and specifically supporting the ‘reserves’. maybe other Bloggers were Exiles?

I find it interesting to check previous 2nd XI sides to see who made it – and wonder about those who didn’t. Yesterday I came across this photo of our guys in 2008 when they beat Essex to win the 50 over cup: Hampshire 220-7; Essex 213 all out (46.4 overs). Essex recovered from 150-9.

I’ll post the photo to see how many you recognise – I’ll post the line-up in the first Comment


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Back L-R: Chris Wood (12th), Richard Morris, Hamza Riazuddin; Tom Parsons; James Vince; Danny Briggs; Greg Lamb; Chris Morgan (reserve)
Front L-R: Unknown Reserve; Tom Burrows; David Griffiths; Michael Brown; Kevin Latouf; Benny Howell

Comment by Dave Allen

Hants 220-7 (Vince 58; Latouf 44; Burrows 38; Ahmed 2-32)
Essex 213 (Wheater 52*; Phillips 41; Morris 2-20; Lamb 2-29; Parsons 2-40; Briggs 2-47).

Was this our first view of Wheater I wonder?

Comment by Dave Allen

I was an Exile, and very grateful when I was 4,500 miles away from Southampton. In those pre-internet days, it was good to get news of the 1sts, albeit after delays of a month or more, but it was remarkable to get coverage of the 2nds, whose progress it was not easy to follow even in the UK.

Comment by dmashala

Hampshire set to announce what appears to be a new T20 signing tomorrow morning, according to their Twitter.

Comment by joelhesslegrave

Never mind – I think it’s a Mason Crane contract extension. Still positive news.

Comment by joelhesslegrave

That makes sense – I’m putting the finishing touches to the Player Updates Booklet 2019-2022 and to the Handbook and they said they would let me know about new signings – I haven’t heard anything. I’ve confirmed printing of the Booklet this morning.

Comment by Dave Allen

Unknown reserve
Matthew Kleinvelt

Comment by Jim


Rory’s brother

Comment by Jim

Well done Jim. I seem to recall he was somehow ‘English’? Maybe not

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