Hampshire Cricket History

No Liam, no Hants
December 10, 2018, 6:58 pm
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In England’s Test/ODI squads to the West Indies


Looking Forwards
December 10, 2018, 10:32 am
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Vic Marks, on Saturday, commenting on the end of the Stokes/Hales issue:

“Most people just want to look forward now. The summer of 2019 will soon be here. It is the most appetising imaginable before the English game embarks on its self-inflicted journey to the edge of the cliff in 2020”.

A Time for Giving
December 9, 2018, 1:46 pm
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It’s possible that one or two of you in the Pompey area might be interested in this – last year we managed to raise £2,500 to help the church keep a night shelter open through the winter; this year we’re hoping for more. The Square Tower overlooks the Solent in the Harbour mouth.

The bands are broadly amplified acoustic or folk-rock so it’ll be gentle enough on the whole, but I’m posting this mainly to share with you that I contacted Hampshire Cricket in the hope of “a couple of tickets” for the raffle. They responded immediately with Four for any Championship day and another Four for any Royal London Cup Tie. I’m very grateful to them, and thought you guys would like to know.

SS Xmas Poster

‘Dimi’ Free?
December 5, 2018, 5:28 pm
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Christmas Island
December 4, 2018, 9:44 am
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I’m not too knowledgeable about the band Vacant Stare and have only vague memories of Haircut One Hundred (how topical!) but since we’re into an Island theme, and given the time of year, here’s one of my favourite Christmas albums – I’m particularly fond of Leon Redbone’s duet with Dr John on ‘Frosty the Snowman’ but here, to follow our theme, is the title track – Ho! Ho! Ho!:

Goodbye to the Island?
December 4, 2018, 9:39 am
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Not quite

Hampshire v Worcestershire at Cowes  – Saturday 26, Monday 28, Tuesday 29 May 1962

Hampshire 307 (Marshall 99, Gray 75, Flavell 4-74) & 122-8 dec (Coldwell 4-43) drew with Worcestershire 139 (Headley 73, Shackleton 5-44) and 192-8 (Richardson 76, Shackleton 4-51)

Hampshire dominated their last match on the island but were unable to clinch victory. Marshall, Gray and Horton took Hampshire past 200 for the loss of one wicket against the strong Worcestershire attack. Only Headley succeeded against Shackleton and Wassell (3-24) but the follow-on was not allowed under a brief experimental rule, so Hampshire set Worcestershire 290 to win in around four-and-a-half hours. Sadly they made no real effort to win despite a top five including Kenyon and Graveney. Shackleton with the new ball took the eighth wicket with ten minutes remaining but then light rain became heavier and first-class cricket on the Isle of Wight ended prematurely* in a downpour.

Hampshire: Marshall, Gray, Horton, Livingstone, Sainsbury, Barnard, Ingleby-Mackenzie, Wassell, Shackleton, White, Heath

*Except we now know that it didn’t – but for now, that’s all folks!

The Boss?
December 3, 2018, 12:43 pm
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No, this is not about Mr Hughes – it’s from a piece in The Times today on the ECB’s replacement for Andrew Strauss as the top man. Apparently Mark Nicholas has been having a conversation with them, although he’s probably not the favourite.