Hampshire Cricket History

Jubilee Line (Winners)
May 31, 2022, 8:15 am
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I thought I’d take your mind off last night. Everything looked pretty desolate on the Live Stream.

On Saturday 30 July 1966, most of the nation was enjoying seeing Her Majesty present the World Cup to Bobby Moore. Meanwhile at Southampton, Hampshire were in the field, Derbyshire having elected to bat. It was one of those days that infuriated the powers-that-be as the visitors crawled to 157 all out in the 89th over, after which Hampshire lost Marshall & Reed, closing on 43-2. On the Monday they too batted slowly ending with a lead of one run in 85.4 overs. It’s perhaps not surprising that the match was drawn after Derbyshire batted even more slowly second time around – 142 all out in 91.5 overs.

World Cup day was however a triumph for Alan Castell who had converted from promising leg-spinner (are you watching Mason?) to a seamer and on that super day for the former Essex cricketer G Hurst, returned figures of 27-5-49-6.

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Not a mention of Hampshire’s first two T20s in the Pompey News. Has the Echo covered them?

Comment by Dave Allen

Thank you for that – I suspected as much although that website is a nightmare. Sadly even printing online reports doesn’t quite work for my 2022 scrapbook (I’m really missing the ‘Cricket Paper’!

Comment by Dave Allen

No Vince or Dawson in the England/Netherlands ODI squad that’s being played between the 2nd and 3rd NZ tests.

Harsh on Vince after he scored a 100 in his last ODI but seems they prefer Malan at 3.

Good for us I guess.

Comment by Tom Johnson

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