Hampshire Cricket History

Good? Morning from Leeds
May 12, 2015, 7:35 am
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The forecast seems ok but once again the covers are back on early morning. It’s cold, grey, windy and wet … (and the time is 8.30, not as showing above)

Compare and Contrast:
May 12, 2015, 5:33 am
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Yorkshire were 114-4, Hampshire 109-4

In both innings there followed a good fifth wicket stand but

Yorkshire 155, Hampshire 86

Then, in both innings three wickets fell for 10 runs

But Yorkshire followed it with an eighth wicket partnership of 64

And Hampshire followed it with a eighth wicket partnership of 8

(and when the fifth wicket fell for Yorkshire Leaning kept going whereas Ervine followed Carberry quickly)

On both days, Hampshire competed well at times but Yorkshire clearly won the final hour on both days.

No Way Back …
May 12, 2015, 5:25 am
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into the England side for for a Surrey and former Hampshire player

Nonetheless it’s good to see Chris Tremlett doing well in the current game v Leics

16-5-38-2 and an innings of 30 in a stand of 101.

Shot of the Day
May 11, 2015, 5:39 pm
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Carberry out

But sadly not one to celebrate

Michael Carberry, 97* and having batted very well, sweeps Rashid only to be caught.

Hampshire at that moment were 195-4 but closed on 223-8 and still almost 150 behind, will do very well to get any more from this match. The forecast is fine so the circumstances of Notts draw will not be repeated.

(Incidentally I was looking at Bird, some distance away this morning. Clearly Bird-spotting is not my forte – it wasn’t him, it was Berg)

Early Morning
May 11, 2015, 6:50 am
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Around 7.30 and the work has started IMG_2633 IMG_2635

(plus my election joke; I was worried about coming here in case the game could not start. I’d seen the headline¬†on Friday morning about No More Balls in Leeds …)

PS: 9 am and a bit of rain about. Those covers are back on

PPS Jackson Bird has been bowling in the nets this morning (sorry, got that wrong – see above). Weather is ok

A New Day
May 11, 2015, 4:32 am
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And what’s needed first thing is more of this


James Tomlinson celebrates his early wicket yesterday morning. Three early ones today, wrapping up the tail and the balance will be even again (pus a third point for Hampshire). The sunshine would be welcome too – it turned grey and a bit chilly in the afternoon.

There was an excellent crowd


Including a few familiar faces from ‘down south’ and blogger Richard Griffiths – possibly the world’s only Hampshire and Bradford Park Avenue fan (?)

Shots of the Day
May 10, 2015, 5:59 pm
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Lewis McManus takes the ball this morning on his Championship/First-Class debut. He had a satisfactory day, holding two catches


It was much tougher for Fidel Edwards’ first match for Hampshire, an expensive return, no wickets, a warning for running on the pitch and a brief disappearance which seemed to be a groin strain although he came back quite quickly.

At the end, it felt like Yorkshire’s day but Hampshire are not out of it

Incidentally I’m staying in the Hotel overlooking the ground which is delightful. However all the rooms are named after Yorkshire players and I’m in the Geoffrey Boycott Room. I’m wondering whether it will affect my commentaries tomorrow …


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