Hampshire Cricket History

Then There Were Three?
July 28, 2022, 6:30 pm
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Essex in fourth place have a game in hand but even with 24 points from that they will be 50 behind Surrey with just three to play so it’s difficult to see them in contention.

We are 16 points behind Surrey and 18 ahead of Lancashire but we know that they cannot both get 24 points from their last match because they play each other in the final round at Old Trafford.

In theory we have three relatively ‘easy’ games against Kent (6th), Northants (7th) and Warwickshire (8th)

Other Fixtures:

Lancashire v Yorkshire (OT), Essex v Lancashire (Chelmsford),

Northants v Surrey (Northampton), Surrey v Yorks (Oval),

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A very good win today. All we can do is keep going. Great to watch at this time.

Comment by Bill Seager

In terms of wins so far (I hope I don’t jinx it) this is by a very long way our most successful Championship season since 1895 and possibly ever. (I have used Tigger’s excellent records which go back to 1895).

To date we have won 8 out of 11 games which gives a win percentage of 72.7%. The next best was the title winning 1961 season when we won 19 out of 32(!) games a win percentage of 59.4%.

Comment by James

Good stats James. Interesting that we won it comfortably in 1973 with just 50% (no losses). 1895 was our first Championship season – at least the ‘formalised’ Championship – and this year we’re at least on for 8 wins from 14 (57%).

Comment by Dave Allen

Yes, we need just one more win for it to be our best ever win percentage season.

Comment by James

South Africa’s outfielding, dreadful last night, is significantly better tonight. Meanwhile Jason Roy looks stodgy – they could try Number 14 in his place! Plus Shamsi – very poor last night was excellent today.

Comment by Dave Allen

Jason Roy dreadful as usual but will he get dropped? Of course he won’t, unless Mott has got a ruthless streak

Comment by John L

A very good performance today, although I must admit I thought Hants would struggle to make the runs after the five dropped catches yesterday.

The victory made me wonder when, if ever, was the last time Hants completed the double over Yorkshire??

Comment by Dave Wilson

We did it 2006. I remember Dave mentioning at the time that it was the first time we had done it.

Comment by Bob Murrell

Thanks Bob, I’d forgotten that one but didn’t think there were many!!

Comment by Dave Wilson

I see our former player Billy Taylor did us (and Warwickshire) very few favours yesterday with a couple of “interesting” decisions to send Hain and Burgess back to the pavilion in the same Roach over which precipitated Warwickshire’s dramatic collapse.

And in other Warwickshire related news isle of Wight born Adam Hose is to join Worcestershire next season on a three-year contract. With him and Moeen Ali swapping counties next season I wonder if Worcestershire might be getting the better deal?

Comment by James

Hose has been good in the white ball stuff – less so in the Championship. Only one IOW boy at Warwicks now but for how long?

Comment by Dave Allen

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