Hampshire Cricket History

A Star is Born
February 15, 2023, 1:40 pm
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As far as I’m aware there is only one Hollywood (MGM) biopic about a Hampshire cricketer – and it’s one you might catch later today (although I doubt there will be much cricket!)

Who is it? The answer is in the first Comment

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The answer is ‘Beau Brummell’ (1954 film of that name, starring Stewart Grainger and Elizabeth Taylor and on TCM at tea-time today)

As Stephen Saunders recorded in his recent book about Hampshire cricketers pre-1863 , George Bryan (Beau) Brummell was born Westminster 1778 and died in Caen, France in 1840. He was educated at Eton & Oxford University and was a captain in the 10th Light Dragoons (1796). He played in just one first-class match and it was for Hampshire v England at Lord’s in 1807. He scored 23 & 3 in his two (out) innings and held three catches as Hampshire won by 24 runs.


Comment by Dave Allen

He would have loved the garish colours teams play in today!

Comment by Bill Seager

He certainly would Bill!

Comment by Dave Allen

England U-19 lost to Aussies by one wicket but Dom Kelly took 3-32 and scored 17. Meanwhile Tom Prest made his debut for England Lions v Sri Lanka ‘A’ and took the final wicket (1-13) and batting at number six scored 27 from 31 balls as England won by four wickets. Mason Crane presented him with his cap but did not play.

Comment by Dave Allen

Joseph Eckland made 19 for the U19s, following his 35 in the previous match

Comment by dmashala

Thank you

Comment by Dave Allen

*Hundred warning* – but Hampshire related…

Retained – Vince, Fuller, Weatherley, Dawson, Wood, Howell, Ellis

Released – Whiteley and Wheal

The remaining spots will be filled at the draft.

Comment by Tom Johnson

Crane released as well I think.

Comment by Tom Johnson

Thanks Tom (and Matt). If not picked up, I guess Wheal and Crane would play in our 50-over side. Would they replace youngsters from last year? I certainly hope Whiteley won’t!

Comment by Dave Allen

Crane, Wood and Dawson all retained by London Spirit

Comment by dmashala

I’ve not seen it it, but I assume the 2014 film “The Judge” is a biopic about Robin Smith.

Comment by Hedgehog

2 wickets (and 26 runs) for Kelly and 1 for Jack in England U19s 41 run victory over Australia in today’s ODI

Comment by dmashala

From cricket-loving friends on Facebook I’ve picked up reports today on Twitter of Taliban terrorist attacks at Karachi Police Office. James Vince and James Fuller began playing for Karachi in the Pakistan League yesterday – and Liam Dawson is out there too. Liam’s team (Multan) won their first game but James and James were in the losing side.

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