Hampshire Cricket History

Mason’s Moment
August 19, 2017, 6:56 pm
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He’s been on the telly as the team abbreviated WIN continues to lose:

Mason Test

Mind the Gap?
August 19, 2017, 10:05 am
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People often say the gap between the two Championship divisions is large and growing, despite which Essex, promoted last year, are heading for the title. Meanwhile in this year’s 50-over competition, two of the four semi-final teams, including the winners, were from Division Two, and four of the eight T20 quarter-final sides are from Division Two. The two most recent county champions, Yorkshire and Middlesex, failed to reach the final  stages of either competition – and neither are doing too well in this year’s Championship.

Don Shepherd RIP
August 19, 2017, 9:59 am
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Just a week ago I posted about him – and his link to our great Jack Newman. I’m sorry to report that he has died. Rather like ‘Shack’ and Tom Cartwright, he was a bowler of his time & place and we really will not see their like again – more is the pity.

August 18, 2017, 8:30 pm
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HAMPSHIRE 91 all out lost by 98 runs

Raj Maru: “Mindless, brain-dead cricket”.

Hampshire’s previous heaviest defeat 80 runs v Surrey last year

Lowest ever T20 total was 85 v Sussex in 2008 – they’ve passed that tonight with nine down!

Lowest ever v Somerset was previously 97 in 2010

So Hampshire go to Derby on Tuesday. Derbyshire have the worst record of all 18 T20 counties – they have only reached the Quarter-Finals twice in 2004 & 2005 – and they lost both.

It is also incidentally the first-ever T20 match between Derbyshire & Hampshire – but never forget that we won our first Championship (1961), our first List A (Sunday League 1975) and our first Lord’s Final (1988) by beating them!

August 18, 2017, 6:16 pm
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Apologies, no link to Tigger’s site tonight as it seems to have turned into a site about Premier League football (?)

I’ll try to keep up via Cricket Archive and my notes, if I think records are looming.

Record 4th wicket partnership for Somerset v Hampshire (previously 63)

Lintott is Hampshire’s 19th player this season

Of all the first innings in Hampshire’s games this season only one has been higher (Somerset 204-9 at Taunton). Hampshire’s highest first innings is also 189, v Middx at the Ageas Bowl. Both were winning totals. The highest losing first innings total this season in any of Hampshire’s 14 games was our 168 v Essex at the Ageas Bowl.

That ground is amazing – Kevan keeps talking about dampness, thunderstorms etc. All we’ve had in Pompey all day is sunshine and a bit of a breeze!

August 18, 2017, 1:46 pm
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I believe Jacob Lintott (slow-left-arm wrist spinner) is included in the squad tonight although I can’t find it anywhere. Here he is at Arundel last week. He is 24 and has played 2nd XI cricket for his home county, Somerset, plus Warwickshire 2nds



Now We Know
August 17, 2017, 9:23 pm
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Kent won, as looked likely, but because Essex got close, the Kent run-rate changed very little (up 0.06).

Hampshire are still in second place (= home draw) but Surrey can overtake them if they win and Hampshire lose. Surrey play Kent tomorrow, and if Hampshire lose, it would suit them for Kent to win a close, low-scoring match.

Kent can only overtake Hampshire with a victory if it’s about as large as Yorkshire’s tonight, to which is added a Hampshire defeat and a subsequent impact on their run-rate.

The other fixtures tomorrow are Glams v Middx and Sussex v Essex. Whichever of Kent v Surrey loses, is likely to be overtaken by one of the four sides below them, because all four have a better run-rate than those two. Middlesex have the second best run-rate after Hampshire.