Scorecard Collection

In this section we want to include information about the collection of our best 100 Hampshire First Class Cricket Scorecards. The century counting down will feature at least one against each of Hampshire's major opponents. Some of the most historic and memorable games against each opponent will be recaptured through focusing on the original completed scorecard. We will feature one or two each month, starting with a truly memorable game from last season (number 99). The other is our first ever game against our opening day opponents in the 2024 County Championship, Durham (number 100). The photos of the scorecards on this page are either of the original ones kept in the Archive Room or photocopies in there of scorecards from the HCH Editor's or HCH Chair's personals collections.

What are the various criteria that make a truly great game of cricket one that deserves to be remembered in the most select group in the history of the game?

An attempt to answer that question in order to justify our top 100 Hampshire Scorecards would include preferably one or more of the following:





Liam Dawson becomes the first  Hampshire player to score a century and take more than ten wickets in the same game in one hundred and twenty two years.

Number 99

Hampshire v Middlesex

25th, 26th, 27th  June 2023

The Ageas Bowl

This was one of the greatest all round performances in Hampshire's long and proud history in first class cricket. Liam Dawson, in his partnership of 236 with Nick Gubbins, set a new record for the 5th wicket in any game against Middlesex. His 141 and career-best 12-130 meant he was the first Hampshire player in 122 years to take more than ten wickets and score a century in the same game. He took six wickets in each innings. Liam joins Arthur Ridley, Francis Lacey and Charlie Llewellyn in achieving that feat for Hampshire.

Video Highlights of Day 2 in this Game

Hampshire play their first game against a new county for the first time in seventy one years

Number 100 

Hampshire v Durham

29th, 30th May, 1st June  1992

Northlands Road, Southampton.

Our first ever game first-class game against Durham was a 3-day game at Northlands Road on 29th May 1992. This is the historic scorecard for that match which was drawn.  Mark Nicholas won the toss and asked Durham to bat. The first ever away game at Darlington in the same season was a 4-day game in August 1992.

Cardigan Connor returned figures of 27-10-58-5 to become the first man to take a five wicket haul in the fixture. John Glendenen and Ian Botham made half-centuries. Kevin James and Julian Wood  then hit Hampshire's first half-centuries, but they trailed  by 94 runs on first innings. John Wood on debut took 5-68 for Durham. The third day was abandoned without a ball bowled. At the end of the game, Hampshire's fifth of the season, the side was top of the table with 79 points from 5 games. 

In the return fixture at the end of August at Darlington, Hampshire's first ever visit to Durham was again a draw. Tony Middleton continued his remarkable season that year with 110 not out ( his 6th century of the campaign), while John Ayling also made 90 in the first innings. 

Before the start of the 2024 season, Hampshire had played Durham 33 times in the county Championship. They have won 12, Lost 6, Drawn 14 and had one game abandoned without a ball being bowled.