Hampshire Cricket History

Hampshire beat Yorkshire
July 29, 2022, 7:26 pm
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Dave Wilson and Bob Murrell were chatting about Hampshire beating Yorkshire twice in a season. Here’s a list of our 22 Championship victories against Yorkshire since we first played them in 1895:

August 1895 in Sheffield; August 1911 in Portsmouth; June 1920 in Leeds; August 1922 in Bradford; June 1932 in Leeds; August 1946 in Bournemouth; June 1955 in Bradford; July 1959 in Bournemouth May 1963 in Leeds; May 1965 in Middlesborough; July 1967 in Bournemouth; August 1971 in Bournemouth; May 1973 in Leeds; July 1977 in Leeds; May 1990 in Leeds; May 2004 in Leeds; May 2006 in Leeds AND July 2006 at Rose Bowl; August 2008 at Rose Bowl; April 2017 in Leeds; June 2022 at Ageas Bowl AND July 2022 in Scarborough.

So this week was the second time we’ve beaten them twice in a season and the first time we have won in Scarborough. We did not play them that often in Southampton but we never beat them there. We’ve won 14 times in Yorkshire and 8 times at home.

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Shane Warne captained in both wins in 2006 and James Vince this year.

Comment by Dave Allen

Thanks for all that info,Dave. As soon as Bob reminded me it was 2006 I thought, of course, Shane Warne would have been captain and would really have enjoyed those victories.

Not wishing to be pernickety Dave, but from your list I make it 14 away wins and just 8 at home – Bournemouth 4 Portsmouth 1 and 3 at ‘The Bowl’. Minor detail but just in case you have recorded it somewhere amongst your many fabulous records.

Comment by Dave Wilson

Quite right Dave – well spotted, and altered accordingly. I had in my mind that we had a clearly better record away to them and my count didn’t really confirm that but yours does!

Comment by Dave Allen

Sorry to be a pain, but how many games at Scarborough have there been for Hampshire in the Championship please? If don’t fancy looking it up I understand.

Comment by Ian Pearce

We played them in Scarborough in first-class cricket six times before this week: 1946, 1952, 1961, 1984, 2003 and 2010. Five of those (plus 2022) in the Championship plus in 1961 as Champion County v Runners Up (they’d have hated that!)

Comment by Dave Allen

We have played away to Yorkshire on ten grounds including Scarborough – two in Sheffield (10 matches) plus Harrogate (7), Huddersfield (3), Bradford (17), Hull (10), Leeds (31), Dewsbury (1), Middlesborough (4). Since 1998, we have played only in Leeds and Scarborough while Huddersfield and Dewsbury were both pre-war; Scarborough and Middlesborough only post-war.

Comment by Dave Allen


Comment by Ian Pearce

Some news on Portsmouth born Jack Campbell (sometime Durham sometime Hampshire player):

Comment by James

Thank you James. Will he remain a one-match-wonder for Hampshire or will he appear in the RL Cup I wonder.

Comment by Dave Allen

He is playing for Hampshire today against Dorset.

Comment by James

The Hampshire v Yorkshire match in 1961 was the last game of the season (Sept 2-5) and was won by Yorkshire. This may have been due in part to the fact that Hampshire clinched the Championship title on 1 Sept when they beat Derbyshire. Possibly if Hampshire hadn’t won the Championship on the afternoon of 1 Sept they may have spent the evening differently and done a bit better in the Yorkshire match.

Comment by Colin Price

Hampshire have had 92 home County Championship games against Yorkshire since 1895. Of these, 33 have been at Bournemouth, 21 at Southampton, 17 at Portsmouth, 5 at Basingstoke and 16 at the Bowl. These figures include the 1974 game at Bournemouth which was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Comment by Colin Price

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