Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Not the best first post!

Another day another collapse! Hampshire managed to throw away an extremely good position to look like 300 will be the first innings total. Michael Carberry struck a good century, and he was ably supported by Jimmy Adams but from there it went down the plug 'ole. The number three spot seems problematic whilst Lumb is out of the country, with Benham this time getting a go and not taking his chance fully. The middle order looks worryingly brittle, considering it was a relative strength last season and a fair few previously. Both Pothas and Ervine are struggling, whilst Dawson and Vince need time to bed down into regular spots rather than wafting about the top 6.

The first objective tomorrow will be to get the two runs to pass 300 and get a third batting point. From then on it'll just be seeing how many Kabir, Briggs and Griffiths can muster for the last two wickets.


  1. I followed the match till they were about 180 for no loss with both Adams and Carberry going strong but now I see that they have lost 8 wickets! For Hampshire's sake perhaps I should have followed the match till the end of the day's play lol.

    The pitch also seems to be good for batting and with Hampshire likely going to be bowled out for under 350 they are in trouble.

  2. It doesn't look good as the pitch is benign for C-l-S especially at this time of year. It is definitely an opportunity missed to rack up a score against a Durham side not firing on all cylinders. So for Hampshire to get anything out of this game you, gb, need to focus on nothing except this game, and Durhamfootman needs to quit smoking!