Hampshire Cricket History

Beating Essex
June 29, 2022, 2:44 pm
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Have the 2nd XI worked out how?

Hampshire 483 (Middleton 124, Fairfax-Ross 58, Eckland 42, Kelly 40, Prest 39 – everybody double figures)

Essex 379-9 (Kelly 4-82, Burton 3-46)

Mason Crane is not playing.

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I do find it incredible that an out of form Mason Crane isn’t playing for the 2nd’s. He’s not going to find his form in the nets!
On a happier note with Lancs only drawing we stay in 2nd. Let’s hope Kent can hang on against Surrey otherwise we will be 24 points behind. Incidently, a win on Friday will see us into the Q/F regardless of what we do on Sunday.

Comment by Tigger Miles

It is a bit surprising isn’t it Tigger? Sadly my post was perhaps a bit optimistic as this game replicated Sunday – Essex adding 110 for the last two wickets. Scott Currie (another worry?) 11-1-63-0. Maybe we need a bowling coach? Ref T20, I haven’t checked to see whether a home game is possible if we win both (anyone?)

Comment by Dave Allen

We’d need Essex to lose one of their two last games – if they win both we couldn’t overtake them. If Somerset lose one of their two and we win both of ours, we’d be equal on points, but would need good wins (or Somerset to have a disastrous match) to overtake them on NRR. I can’t face the thought of all the options if there are any no results!

Comment by dmashala

It does look as though Kent will survive. Compare and contrast: Chelmsford 40 wickets in 236.3 overs (one every 5.9 overs); Oval (at tea) 20 wickets in 322 overs (one every 16.1 overs). Two entirely different ‘below average’ pitches?

Comment by Dave Allen

Trent Bridge much the same: 19 wickets in 349.4 overs – one wicket every 19.4 overs

Comment by Dave Allen

David Hopps on Cricinfo today (Chelmsford): “Hampshire have reason for considerable pride. Everything was tilted against them, not just the excellence of Harmer, who was in his element on a pitch that turned from the outset, but some borderline umpiring decisions and unfortunate ball changes. They came as credible Championship challengers and despite defeat that status remains”.

Comment by Dave Allen

Despite this week it could have been worse and with the two hardest away games out of the way there are some reasons to be cheerful

Comment by Michael S


PS 2nd XI closed on 247-2, 306 ahead (Prest 71, Middleton 55, Eckland 56*, Albert 55*)

Comment by Dave Allen

Not more borderline umpiring decisions! The Yorkshire match was full of them-most or all against us.

Comment by Alan Edwards

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