Hampshire Cricket History

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July 26, 2022, 4:10 pm
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At the top 30 in the Division One batting averages before this match you will find not one Hampshire batter there – if you can have a ‘law of averages’ in the averages, there should be three but there aren’t.

On the other hand, if you look at the top 30 Division One bowling averages you find four Hampshire players – with two more between 30-40.

The table is much the same; we are eight batting points behind Surrey (increasing today) but four bowling points ahead (level top with Lancs). Add in a comparison of our home and away games and it’s not hard to see where we might win or fail to win the title. I guess it’s not a surprise.

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I’ve just watched Keith Barker hit two very useful fours in an over, the second whipped off his legs to fine leg. As it crossed the boundary there was a shot of rows of Yorkshire supporters looking stony-faced, not one bothering to applaud a good shot. It was not always like that up there – I remain how impressed they were 12 years ago by James Vince’s maiden century.

Comment by Dave Allen

On the other hand with the recent well publicised problems at Yorkshire perhaps it is a good job these supporters sat in silence given who played the shots.

Comment by James

Good point James! In terms of his partner, I must confess I’m not entirely convinced by Ben Brown’s wicket-keeping but I’m very pleased he’s been around this year and once again this afternoon. Although just out, he now has 675 runs this year at 48.3. Excellent!

Comment by Dave Allen

First ball, Mo equals his HS for the season and doubles his aggregate! He’s underestimated

PS Cheated out of his Hampshire HS (6)! Good effort by the second half

Comment by Dave Allen

On the other hand I guess it’s fair to say everyone has stood up at important points. Organ with 2 100s, Holland with that 99, Weatherley that big 100, Gubbins amazing 100 v Lancs. Vince has made 100s.

Maybe that’s worth more? Especially when we have such a good bowling attack.

Comment by Tom Johnson

The problem is one of inconsistency. They have all done it every now and then. They’ve also all not done it every now and then. There have been 11 first innings which have varied between 652-6 and 163 but of those 11, four have been below 250 (a 2nd batting point) and another 280 – five matches in which they’ve missed 20 batting points, and including the two defeats.

My complaint however is quite simple. I’m 72, I’m desperate to see them win the Championship once more in my lifetime and I’m very unsure about next season because (a) the Championship might be permanently devalued and (b) the highly potent attack is ageing. After that?

PS Vince has only one Championship hundred (at Canterbury) plus 95 at Cheltenham

Comment by Dave Allen

I think we are a worthy 2nd place with Surrey having such a strong side that is in great form. We need the weather to be on our side as it was for Worcester all those years ago! I have been pleasantly surprised at how well our batting has managed to keep us in the hunt. A very good team effort. They are a joy to watch.

Comment by Bill Seager

It’s certainly true that our middle and lower order batting has often kept us in the game but it would be quite nice if we were already well in the game before they came in Bill!

Comment by James

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