Hampshire Cricket History

The New Boy
June 20, 2018, 7:24 pm
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I must confess there’s only so much pink ball/floodlit cricket I can watch, so I’m home now (8.15) and off to Arundel tomorrow. Here’s Ollie Rayner who bowled decently enough, but like most finger spinners seemed to pose relatively little threat (Steyn on the other hand, even with a bit of a ‘back’, was superb).

Rayner O

Rayner O

First over, third ball, Harry Brook hits him over the top for six.

Rayner bowls, Brook six (Yorks)

But this I LOVED! In the over before Rayner bowled, McManus came on as sub in place of Weatherley who ‘padded up’ to field short leg, thereby causing no interruption. I suspect it was because of a poor over rate in the first hour but at least it happened – and it should be compulsory!

Weatherley 'pads up'


June 20, 2018, 8:59 am
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CORRECTIONS LATEST LIST (thanks especially to ‘Bloggy’ and Colin Price)

John Arnold scored 2,000 not 2,00 runs

Tom Barber’s ‘number’ should read: (List A)

George Carter was born 1846, not 1946

Cecil Currie attended Marlborough College, not Marlborough School

Jimmy Gray’s number should read (314)

Granville Greenwood’s match at Lyndhurst was 1874 not 1974

Guy Jewell was born 1916, not 16

John Manners was 103 in April 2018, not 104

Matt Salisbury’s number is (548) not (348)

Chris Tremlett played three first-class matches in May/June 2015, age 33

Bibliography missing: P Bailey, P Thorne & P Wynne-Thomas (1984) Who’s Who of Cricketers

Check: hampshirecrickethistory.wordpress.com

2nd XI and Yorkshire Match Squad
June 19, 2018, 6:36 pm
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Hampshire 2nd XI were 248 ahead on first innings, and Middlesex are 73-4 (Ervine 2-3, Woods 2-11).

Chris Wood is not in the Championship squad of 14, but there are six batsmen including Rilee who I hope has recovered. I guess one might miss out. Then there’s McManus, Berg and Rayner plus pacemen Abbott, Edwards and Steyn. The final two who might not play are Stevenson and Holland. So Ervine is omitted from the last game.

PS From Tigger (cheers): McManus needs just 3 runs for 1000 in the County Championship, Adams needs 41 for 13,000 first class runs for Hampshire, and the way Vince played on Monday he could pass 8000 first class runs for Hampshire – he needs another 236.

More Matches
June 19, 2018, 2:34 pm
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Middlesex (and ex-Sussex) off-spinner Ollie Rayner has joined Hampshire on loan, covering the injuries to Crane and Taylor.

The 2nd XI are playing Middlesex (without Rayner) where the scores approaching tea on Day Two, are: Middlesex 229 (Godsall 5-38, Abbott 2-48, Hart 2-49, Ervine 1-15) v Hampshire 439-7 (Holland 122, ED Woods 73*, Ervine 61, Hart 43*)

I wonder who will play for Hampshire tomorrow? Is Rilee fit? Will they play Dawson and Rayner? Will Abbott return to play in the first team? Is Tom Alsop fit? It’s an important game.

Meanwhile (around 3.30pm) Roy has been run out to give the Aussies a chance.

I’ve spoken to a number of people who are going to Arundel in preference to the floodlights. I shall start off at the Ageas Bowl tomorrow and then keep my options open, but I hope to do one day at Arundel. It is that classic week in every season where anyone living around Midhurst/Petersfield/east Hampshire in particular, can choose a short journey to watch Championship cricket at either Eastleigh, Arundel or Guildford – but only this week, meaning that whatever they choose, each day they will miss two local games.

It’s been going on for years – it used to happen with Portsmouth instead of Eastleigh and the ECB deliberately ignore representations to separate the three fixtures for fear that attendances would improve and they would be unable to tell us how people don’t watch county cricket. Brilliant!

Picture Perfect
June 18, 2018, 9:07 pm
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James Vince hits another boundary

Semi 2018 Vince four

And celebrates his century

Vince 100

Later, Dawson bowls Leaning for 23, breaking one of three consecutive (exactly) 50 partnerships

Semi F 2018

June 18, 2018, 6:59 pm
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Lots more photos to follow but this will do for starters since it’s the end. That was a tremendous all-round performance, excellent in all three phases and Vince was magnificent!

Semi end 2018

A Good Omen?
June 18, 2018, 6:16 am
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I’m off to do a bit of commentary today, working for sure with one, but I believe both of these young men

It’s the Lord’s B&H Final of 1992 Hampshire v KENT

All we need now is for James to hold up the Yorkshire coach and it’s Groundhog Day!

1992 Lord's James KD , Tremlett TM copy