Hampshire Cricket History

October 17, 2018, 11:57 am
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Is it Sri Lanka’s rainy season or just bad luck? (I know it’s not global warming, because Mr Trump said not).


October 16, 2018, 1:02 pm
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Hedgehog has sent me some information for those of you with PCS who would like to see the images on here enlarged. Since I work on Apple it’s no good for me (right click?), but actually I can’t even manage to cut & paste the information. All I get is this image below:

So I’m hoping that maybe Hedgehog can add the information in his email as a Comment here (?)

Hampshire Cricket Society
October 16, 2018, 7:42 am
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I’m going to be speaking there on Thursday evening, after their AGM. This one is at Test Valley Golf Club. Test is nothing to do with cricket, it’s because it’s a particularly hard Test to find it, especially in the dark.

I’m going to talk a little about the 2018 Championship season, but mostly about the A-Z. Incidentally the current edition of the Cricketer has summaries of the counties’ seasons, with a good piece about Hampshire by Mark Baldwin who began by saying that a trophy and survival meant “it is difficult to criticise” the team, but concluded: “like the supremely watchable Vince … there is a feeling with Hampshire that something, somehow, is still missing”.

That’s about right I think.

Is that it?
October 15, 2018, 11:04 am
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England spinner Liam Dawson’s place on the one-day international tour of Sri Lanka is in doubt because of a side strain. England are considering a replacement.

PS He’s gone home – replaced by Joe Denly.

Liam Plays
October 13, 2018, 6:55 am
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One of three spinners in the England side, although not yet in the game as they approach 200-4 (8 am).

(8.30) Buttler swipes and misses. Liam is in, then everybody fusses about for ages, debating whether it was a no-ball. It’s 245-7 and Hampshire’s former opener is in at number nine. He’s got 27 balls left and top edges the second behind him for four.

Next over, Woakes out first ball, Rashid gets a single from the fifth and the umpire calls over. Everyone swops round to deny Liam, then the message gets out and back they all go for one ball, whereupon Liam swipes across a full toss, misses and departs.

I didn’t see much after that as I spent the rest of a rather jolly day out with pals, including a visit to the Sculpture Park near Farnham. Still he got a wicket and they won after which it seems the weather there was a bit like it is here this morning. Maybe he’ll get another game?


Should have stayed at home
October 10, 2018, 2:51 pm
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Sri Lanka v England a washout (again)

Meanwhile the weather here is stunning – a decent July day! (we have some overseas listeners on this Two-Way-Family-Favourites)

No more Hart & Sole
October 9, 2018, 5:23 pm
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BBC: Hampshire have released three players at the end of their contracts: wicketkeeper Calvin Dickinson, 21, all-rounder Asher Hart, 24, and Scotland international bowler Chris Sole, 24.

Batsmen Ollie Soames and Harry Came have been offered their first professional contracts.

These changes come in addition to the recent signings of Donald, Barker and Fuller, the retirements of Adams & Ervine, and the departure of Topley.

Six gone then, and five arrivals (three batsmen and two bowling all-rounders).

PS: Chris Wood has extended his contract for the next two seasons. Will he still play mostly white ball?