Hampshire Cricket History

Dazed and Confused
July 30, 2022, 3:55 pm
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I will confess I’m not a Led Zep fan but that has it about right for me this weekend.

It’s Saturday 30 July. Tomorrow is the 31st July. It’s the height of summer (and very warm out there)

The only cricket I can find today is women’s IT20s in the Commonwealth games. The County Championship has ended, with the new season five-and-a-half weeks aways. The next game on a Hampshire ground is tomorrow’s IT20 (the only Hampshire players in the opposition) followed by a match between teams called Southern Brave and Welsh Fire.

On the other hand there are lots of football matches all weekend.

As Marvin (who I do like) once asked, “What’s Going On?”

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Mind you, a bit later things got better. I thought that Jeff Stelling (Hampshire resident) had retired. Jeff Stelling is the only sports-related person who keeps me awake during the winter but having got back from shopping (well, there’s no cricket) I decided not to bother with Soccer Saturday because Jeff had retired – and it seems there’s no Merson either. Then I switched it on, silent mode, only to notice that Jeff is there. How lovely.

Comment by Dave Allen

Apparently, he changed his mind about retiring. He’s doing at least one more season, Good News

Comment by Tigger Miles


Comment by Dave Allen

We are playing Dorset at Wimborne tomorrow in a RLC warm-up. Don’t think it will count towards LIST A averages but it might give a clue to who might play next Friday.

Comment by Tigger Miles

Cheers Tigger – I’m sure it won’t count although I’ve never actually seen a definition of List A (unlike First-Class). I guess it is either ‘friendly’ matches between first-class sides (eg Hampshire v West Indies) or in a top level competition (eg Gillette Cup or B&H Cup) which involved Minor Counties sides?

Comment by Dave Allen

Information on how List A status is determined can be found here


Comment by Colin Price

Why would you expect the ECB to schedule (domestic, proper cricket) in the middle of summer Dave, much better to play late March and throughout September, for goodness sake we don’t want youngsters to have the opportunity to see what should be an exciting end to the championship season, they might want to come again.

Comment by Paul Vince.

It is bewildering, but wait for the excuse from the ECB taking a leaf out of the High Street Bank’s book of same name… There was no call for championship cricket to be played in the summer , nobody watches it!

Comment by Bill Seager

Absolutely spot on, although I am annoyed at myself, I’ve seen plenty of advertising for the 100, but I have missed all the adverts for championship cricket.

Comment by Paul Vince.

I believe the Championship ads are currently running in Dubai Paul!

Comment by James

In other news Felix Organ yesterday hit the highest score in the history of the Southern Premier League – 222 not out (179 balls, 21 fours & 8 sixes) in St Cross’s 325-9 against Burridge

The previous record of 196 was set two weeks ago by Tom Morton of South Wilts..

Comment by James

Batting at 6 in this game at Wimborne. I guess he could do with a couple of hours rest after that monster knock

Comment by Michael S

Possibly Michael. He bowled 15 overs in the Burridge innings as well.

Mind you he has come and gone for 10 now. It’s a good job we have Tom Prest (87 in a score of 220-7 as I write). Bournemouth’s slow left armer Rob Pack is going through us.

Comment by James

Felix is coming along nicely as an attacking batsman/batter?

Comment by Bill Seager

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