Hampshire Cricket History

March 24, 2022, 12:36 pm
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Thank you to Tom for this Comment (also below)

Scorecard for today and tomorrow. We are bowling on Day 1.


It seems to me that Fuller is making an unexpected bid for a first-team Championship place

PS Five + hours later and he’s now doing the same with the bat.

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Let’s see when Abbott and Abbas arrive!

Abbas is in the Pakistan Test squad for the on going Australia series but hasn’t been picked for any of the three games. The last test finishes tomorrow and he isn’t in the ODI squad. Assume he flies to England soon?

Comment by Tom Johnson

Let’s hope so. Meanwhile Worcs 76-6 with J Leach bowled by Currie – can he fly to the West Indies by 2pm?

Comment by Dave Allen

So, two 2-day friendlies this week and the oppositions’ two innings finished – in both cases they recovered from a weak position with late middle order runs and so far our three spinners have taken one wicket between them (Dawson). New ball pitches?

Comment by Dave Allen

Their opener (Pollock) came back in after getting out in the morning and smashed 85, almost half the runs, I don’t think you can really judge too much.

Gubbins at three again, interesting!

Comment by Tom Johnson

Interesting or rubbish! 20-3…

Comment by Tom Johnson

Well six down now so definitely either a new ball pitch or the county batsmen are getting out in sympathy with the England team! If it is down to the pitch (and I’m not there) then I don’t see the point – not one of our batters has got a score in either game.

Comment by Dave Allen

Incidentally I still think the follow-on in a two-day game is 100 so we could lose this one by an innings! It’s a good job the Worcs ‘first XI’ are playing Oxford Uni or we would be struggling!

Comment by Dave Allen

At the Test they’ve just announced that the partnership between Leach & Mahmood is now the longest (balls faced) for England’s 10 wkt since Root & Anderson in 2014 – but crucially those two weren’t numbers 10 & 11 whereas Leach & Mahmood are. It reminds me of a similar performance by James Tomlinson (11) and David Balcombe (10) for Hampshire some years ago. If Bob Murrell reads this he’ll remember the details for sure.

Comment by Dave Allen

I found it – Hants v Gloucs, July 2014 (A Bowl). Balcombe 65* & Tomlinson 51 added 115 for the 10th wicket (297 all out). Sadly Balcombe’s bowling was 0-63 and it was his last ever Championship match.

Comment by Dave Allen

Great stat: only once before in the entire history of Test cricket (in 1885 for Australia v England) have the numbers 10 & 11 top-scored in an innings.

Comment by Dave Allen

I think I’ve told this story before but I like it. In the movie ‘Night Moves’ Gene Hackman stars as an ageing cynical private detective. He’s at home one evening with a beer watching a ball game on TV when his wife comes home and asks “who’s winning?” to which he replies “no one, one side’s just losing quicker”.

As England’s 10th wicket partnership extends beyond 50 it feels just like that – these are two pretty ordinary Test sides with a handful of top players. Meanwhile the commentators (Bishop & Harmison) keep excusing the West Indies on the grounds that it’s been a “long series” – no it hasn’t – this is day eleven!

Comment by Dave Allen

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