The Story of William Black (Story on Youth Player)
This is the Story of William Black.
Second Team Average: 53.05
William Black Signs For Hampshire!
Young Youth Player, William Black has signed for Hampshire Cricket Club. The Club apparently spent $20,000 to lure him away from bigger clubs. Black said he was happy to sign for Hampshire, where he played youth cricket. The 20-year old said that he hoped to get some 1st Team experiance this year. Newly appointed coach, Tom Smith refused to comment.
(Feedback welcome. Note I am not concentrating on Hampshire but on William Black.)
well a 2nd team average of 53 aint all that great, ive had players average 90+:P
Black Debuts in Super Cup!
William Black and many other youngster got their first run in county cricket today when Hampshire took on Kent. Coach Tom Smith said that he was using the Super Cup to give the rookies some experiance at the top level.
Making their debuts today are William Black, Irfan Shah and Iain Brunnschweil. Christopher Benham and James Schofield are playing their second games while James Tomlinson is playing in his third. Captaining the team is 22 year old Lawrence Prittipaul.
Hampshire Win Super Cup Match! Black Hero!
Hampshire has won the Super Cup match against Kent. William Black scored his maiden one day century on debut while Derek Kenway hit a quick 63* off only 57 balls. The scorecard is shown below.
E Smith c Francis b Shah 62 off 100
R Key lbw b Tremlett 119 off 118
A Symonds run out 10 off 14
M Walker c B'hweiler b Schofield 2 off 4
J Hockley c & b Schofield 3 off 13
M Ealham b Shah 16 off 9
P Nixon not out 32 off 28
M McCague not out 14 off 15
Extras (nb 1, b 4, lb 7) 12
Total (6 wkts, 50 overs) 270
W Black c Nixon b Patel 103 off 109
I Shah lbw b McCague 23 off 33
J Francis run out 19 off 21
C Benham b Masters 28 off 40
L Prittipaul c Hockley b Saggers 19 off 15
I Brunnschweller lbw b McCague 1 off 5
D Kenway not out 63 off 57
J Hamblin b Patel 0 off 1
J Tomlinson not out 2 off 3
Extras (nb 3, w 3, b 1, lb 7) 14
Total (7 wkts, 46.2 overs) 272
yes it is quite rare, generally i dont bother with them unless they average over 50
Hampshire Fall three short as Francis hits 161!
Hampshire have fallen only 3 runs short of Surrey's total in Today's Super Cup Match.
Batting first Surrey's opening pair hit 141 runs before Stewart fell for 72 (off 70). Butcher and Ramprakash then combine to add a further 112 runs to the board before Butcher (89) was caught in the slips by Francis off the bowling of Hamblin. Ramprakash finally fell for 92 off only 79 balls. Thorpe (43*) and Brown (8*) were unbeaten after the 50 overs. Surrey finished on 3-314.
Hampshire's opening pair started quickly again before Shah fell for 11. Then Black and John Francis posted 58 before Black was run out for 44 (off 46). Benham (0), Prittipaul (1) and Brunnschweiler (0) fell in quick sucsession and when Kenway fell for 21, Francis looked Hampshire's only hope. Hamblin witnessed Francis bring up his first hundred in one day cricket before departing for 2. Francis and Tomlinson put on 33 quick runs but Tomlinson (8) was given out lbw destroying his chances of seeing Hampshire home. Next to the crease was 23 year old James Schofield. Schofield and Francis brought Hampshire within 100 runs of the total before disaster struck. Francis was given out caught and bowled Giddins to a clear no-ball. But all was not lost as Tremlett and Schofield hit 48 before Tremlett was bowled by Giddins in the 48th over. Only three runs short of victory against a team which boasts 5 English ODI regulars. Well Done HAMPSHIRE!
Sussex win by 163 runs in Super Cup Thrashing!
Sussex have defeated Hampshire by 163 runs today in a Super Cup match.
Sussex batting first opening well with Montgomerie (46) and Adams (107). Then Sussex fell apart with only Cottey (10) and Yardy (51) scoring double figures. Hamblin was the pick of the bowlers with 3-57 while Black took 2 catches in the slips cordon.
Hampshire went even worse than Sussex! Black was out from the first ball of the innings while his parter Shah made only one more. Francis (10) and the promoted Kenway (8) didn't last long while the captain Prittipaul made only 2. Benham tried to hold the team together while Brunnschweiler (5) and Hamblin (9) fell around him. Benham then fell to a shocking ball for 14 and Tomlinson was caught for 4. Schofield and Tremlett put together 10 runs before Schofield was out for 17 (The highest score in the innings). Tremlett remained not out on 6 as Hampshire was all out for 79.
Things got better after a while though :D
(From now on this will be mostly a Super Cup thread with updates on some of the main matches throughout the regular season.)
Hampshire defeat Essex in thriller!
Hampshire have deafeated Essex in today's Super Cup match.
Hampshire's Captain Lawerence Prittipaul elected to bowl first on a good-looking pitch. Prittpaul was almost instantly rewarded with the wicket of John Stephenson for only 3. Darren Robinson and Zimbabwian Andy Flower then tried to right the ship but Robinson could only manage 26 before chopping the ball onto his stumps. Habib (16) and Hussain (7) did not hang around long, both dismissed by the on-fire Tomlinson. As Ronald Irani stroad to the crease Essex where in trouble on 4-99. Then Irani and Flower started to hit out in a partnership of 155 before Andy Flower on 107 was caught behind with only 5 balls to go in the innings. Irani finshed on 95* and new-comer Dakin on 11*. Essex finshed on 5-268 with James Tomlinson getting 3-41 off his 10 overs while Irfan Shah let through only 26 runs off his 10 overs.
Hampshire's opening pair, William Black and Irfan Shah set off at a cracking pace putting together 63 before Shah was dismissed in the 11th over. John Francis and Black continued with the job before Francis was caught at bat pad. Derek Kenway failed in the top order again departing woth only 5 to his name. The captain Prittipaul(26) witnessed Black's 2nd century in 4 games before being adjuded lbw. Hampshire then suffered a mini collapse with Benham(4), Black(110)and Brunnschweller(8) departing within a couple of overs. But at this stage Hampshire were at 7-238 and almost home. Stout batting from Hamblin(11), Tomlinson(15*) and Schofield(7*) brought Hampshire to victory in the 45th over. Man of the Match was William Black(110) but notable mentions must also go out to James Tomlinson(15*,3-41 off 10) and Irfan Shah(37, 0-26 off 10). Hampshire must win the next match to keep their final hopes alive...
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