Hampshire Cricket History


The Best Bit?
June 19, 2015, 10:10 pm
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You can’t win ’em all – and we didn’t win tonight

But the sunset was rather lovely

Sunset A Bowl

and we are still second (as we were tonight)



Disaster?
June 19, 2015, 7:24 am
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The Cricket Archive website, one of the most important sources of information for people like me, is denying me access on two Servers (and Machines) today. Terrible news – I hope it’s a temporary blip, otherwise it’s back to books!



Congratulations
June 18, 2015, 5:32 pm
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to James Vince who is in the England T20 squad v New Zealand next week

However, it must mean he misses the rather important Somerset match (as does Edwards)

Will Dawson return? Alsop? McManus?



Not merely disappointed
June 17, 2015, 4:55 pm
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I’ve felt that about Hampshire plenty of times over the years, and probably just as often, proud of them.

But my initial response to this story is to feel ashamed – and that’s pretty rare. Note incidentally the threat of a points deduction. If that occurs and if it takes them down then that’s just about the worst thing I can imagine. I guess since it refers to “the last year”, a current Kent cricketer might be implicated …

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/teams/hampshire



One of the Clichés …
June 17, 2015, 2:15 pm
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of modern cricket is that fielding is so much better with all this one day stuff

It probably is better than the 1930s but who remembers that?

There’s been significant one day stuff in England now for 45+ years and one of the finest fielding and catching sides I’ve seen was Hampshire’s in the mid-1970s – Richards, Greenidge, Rice, Turner, Jesty, Murtagh, Lewis, Sainsbury, Taylor in the gully, Stephenson with more Championship victims than any other 1970s keeper, even Gilliat at mid on/off.

Meanwhile, England, having dropped three chances on Sunday have dropped Guptil twice in the first 15 overs today

What do you mean, what about Tom Mottram?

Northants ct & bowled!



The Best Bates Thriller …
June 17, 2015, 11:55 am
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… since Janet Leigh pulled in to that Motel, 55 years ago. Michael Bates not out as Somerset won by two wickets, pulling them ahead of Hampshire – but Notts look a bit dodgy, imagine losing that one!



Bates in a Thriller
June 17, 2015, 11:23 am
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(12.20 pm)

I’m listening to Somerset v Notts. Notts scored 410 and led by 210 on first innings yet at around midday Somerset needed fewer than 50 to win with five wickets still standing. Notts took the new ball but it didn’t trouble Allenby and Trego – then suddenly both those men are out and Michael Bates has just come in with 36 runs or three wickets still needed and Groenewald with him has been dropped. Michael might yet become a hero …

(12.35pm – the pair have been in for about 15 minutes and there’s been a break while the 12th man brought them both a drink. As Bumble says “GET ON WITH THE GAME!!!”)

12.40pm Groenewald out, perhaps the drink broke his concentration – more for Michael to do (8*), 20 more or two wickets needed.




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