Hampshire Cricket History

Slow News Day?
February 26, 2023, 1:04 pm
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BBC Sport today: “Vince makes quickfire 27 …”

(A bit like “Sunak and Starmer have a slight disagreement” or “Palace & Liverpool draw 0-0”?)

Actually this ‘news’ Comment (also BBC) is even better. Alex Hartley who bowled for the England Women’s team has suggested – no asserted – that having won their third successive World T20 Trophy the Australians are “the greatest sporting side of all time”.

I preferred a reader’s Comment on the Spurs v Chelsea game suggesting that all the stories would be about Harry & Potter!!

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Perhaps Chelsea should have got Harry Potter to manage the team not Graham.

Comment by Colin Price

They need some magic right now!!

Comment by Dave Allen

I think your post is the greatest post of all time Dave.

Comment by James

Dave, a heads-up on slow news day! A Great War C.I.E. Group of five medals awarded to Captain E.I.M. Barrett Commissioner of Police Shanghai, Late Lancashire Fusiliers who was wounded at Venters Spruit during the Boer War. A Keen Sportsman, He played Rugby Union for England First Class cricket for Hampshire, and won the Japan Amateur Golf Championship. The most Eminent order of the Indian Empire (C.I.E.) Companion’s Gold Neck badge Queen’s South Africa Medal 4 clasps &etc etc. I do not have your email anymore?

Comment by Bill Seager

Cheers Bill. My A-Z entry opens with “born Surrey 22.6.1879, died Boscombe, near Bournemouth, 10.7.1950. Captain Barrett was a fine, hard-hitting batsman who played in 80 first-class matches for Hampshire in a career from 1896-1925. That he did not play more was because he was a professional soldier, often serving abroad. He was also a fine rugby union player who represented England v Scotland in 1903”. His father also played a bit for Hampshire.

Comment by Dave Allen

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