Hampshire Cricket History

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September 29, 2022, 10:04 am
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NB Figures below show wickets for bowlers, no run outs.

2019 Champions: Essex – Harmer 83 wickets, no-one else 50
2020 Bob Willis Trophy Champions: Essex – Harmer 38 wickets, next best 27
2021 Champions: Warwickshire – most wickets Miles & Worrell with Briggs taking 30 at 22 each. This year Briggs 31 at 42 each
2022 Champions: Surrey – most wickets Worrall, Overton & Clark (Spinner Jacks 17 at 47 each)
2022 Hampshire 245 wickets overall, with 34 taken by spinners Dawson & Organ (14%) BUT take away Chelmsford and spinners have just 21 wickets from a total of 225 (less than 10%). Crane did not take one Championship wicket for the first time in his career.

Incidentally did you notice that Essex escaped a penalty for their “poor” pitch last week? 

PS The figure for Hampshire in 2022 now changes with the conclusion of the two Warwickshire innings in which the quick bowlers took 13 more wickets (one run out). So, Hampshire finish with 258 wickets of which (still) 34 by spinners (13%) and excluding Chelmsford (8%). James Fuller today took 4-34, his best of a good season for him.

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This is looking a bit like the Kent match!

Comment by John L

It is a bit John! As James said win/win(?)

Comment by Dave Allen

Assuming this game will not end in a draw this will be only the second Championship season in which Hampshire have drawn only one game (v Lancs, rained off) – the only other was our first season in 1895 when we also lost 9 of 16.

Comment by Dave Allen

Despite the absence of bowlers Abbott and Barker today has been a microcosm of the season with the bowlers doing their job and then the batters …

Comment by Dave Allen

That loss equals our seventh closest defeat ever.

Comment by Dave Allen

Jo made a very good point to Kevan earlier that without a penalty for slow-over rate we’d have finished second. I’ve no sympathy.

Comment by Dave Allen

Well this CC stuff is rather dull isn’t it!

Comment by John L

VERY disappointing end to our season but a fabulous game in a brilliant context. Thank goodness we didn’t go there needing a win for the title!!

Comment by Dave Allen

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