Hampshire Cricket History

Wot No Scores?
March 21, 2019, 7:42 pm
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OK here’s another couple of pictures then:

Adrian Birrell 1


(Tom Alsop veered off to the left – probably reads the Morning Star)


New Boys
March 21, 2019, 4:24 pm
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Adrian Birrell addresses a good turnout of members at lunchtime:

Adrian Birrell 2

(Thanks for that one to Jonathan from the A Bowl)

Here’s the new bowling coach Alfonso Thomas, plus new recruit Keith Barker


And here’s another new coach (what’s his name?) learning to pack up all the practice gear, while chatting with Joe Weatherley.

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Do we like the new grey and yellow? Does the Blog have a fashion expert?

Off we go then …
March 21, 2019, 11:27 am
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The first ball, Barker to Robson

Barker bowls 21.3.19

If you look closely at first slip you will notice the captain with a bumbag – what’s in that I wonder? Here’s a clearer shot:

Vince bumbag

It’s a bit grey
March 21, 2019, 7:02 am
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But it won’t be this cold!

Pre-season 2013

Briggs balaclava, white

Who is that masked man?

On Its Way
March 20, 2019, 8:13 am
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The A-Z second edition will arrive next week and I’m doing my best to get it before Wednesday’s AGM/Forum. It’s hard-back, updated to end of 2018, signed & numbered limited-edition of 100 – and as you can see I’ve reversed the colours. (With a bit of luck fewer mistakes too!).

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Happy Birthday John
March 19, 2019, 4:55 pm
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74 today – seen here about 50 years ago, before the umpire’s coat.


Someone Else
March 18, 2019, 10:05 pm
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James alerted us to the possibility of ‘losing’ our overseas player, now Jo (Comment below) offers a link that suggests even more likely

I wonder over the years how many overseas players we’ve signed that never came. Wasn’t there a Sri Lankan or maybe Pakistan ‘mystery spinner’ once? Took the cricket world by storm for at least six months. Then there was Kaprovich for sure (Nixon McLean wore his shirt at the start); Bruce Reid (injured); Shahid Afridi one year maybe; Shane Warne in 2003 – banned; Milton Small replaced by Elvis Reifer who was quite possibly the wrong Reifer anyway …

Maybe even Clive Lloyd who we thought we had in 1968. We had to put up with that Richards bloke instead.

How many have we got now then? Abbott, Edwards, Rossouw; Wheal – only four? Does Berg count (Italy/SA)?

I can feel a Round-Up article emerging

PS: The club have issued the following statement – “Hampshire Cricket is aware of the reports regarding the availability of overseas batsman Dimuth Karunaratne and the possibility of a recall to the Sri Lankan national side ahead of this summer’s ICC Cricket World Cup. The Club is in contact with the player and working to establish his availability for the coming months, whilst also continuing to explore other options should these be required. A further update will be issued as appropriate in due course”.