371-4 v Glamorgan (Southampton, 1985)
Gordon Greenidge: 177 v Glamorgan (Southampton, 1985)
Hampshire’s first competitive limited overs match was against Derbyshire at Bournemouth in 1963 – the first year of the new knock-out competition. Although they were the last of the original 17 counties to reach a Lord’s Final, some 25 years later, they enjoyed some fine days prior to that, not least against Glamorgan at Southampton in 1985. This was a 60 overs match although the two sides had already met twice before that season in a 55-overs B&H game and in the 40-overs John Player Sunday League. In the longer game on the 16 July, Hampshire’s great opening pair Barry Richards and Gordon Greenidge took first ‘knock’ and Richards reached a century and was out for 129 with the score 210-1. Turner and Jesty both reached double figures but by the time Malcolm Nash induced Greenidge to give a catch he had reached 177 which remains Hampshire’s highest limited overs innings. Hampshire closed on 371-4, their record limited overs total and the five Hampshire bowlers shared the wickets as Hampshire won by 164 runs. Gordon Greenidge also holds Hampshire’s record 40 overs innings with 172 v Surrey at Southampton in 1987.
In 40 overs, their record is more recent, when they posted 353-8 against Middlesex at Lord’s in 2005. Simon Katich (85) and Kevin Pietersen (80 from 50 balls) led the way and ‘Dimi’ Mascarenhas hit a late 50* from just 26 balls.
Shaun Udal then took four wickets and only future Hampshire player Owais Shah with 89 offered real resistance as Hampshire won by 105 runs.
61 v Somerset (Bath, 1973) & Derbyshire (Portsmouth, 1990)
Trevor Jesty: 6-20 v Glamorgan (Cardiff, 1975)
Hampshire have twice dismissed sides for just 61 in limited-overs matches, both matches scheduled for 40 overs per side. The first occasion was against Somerset at Bath in 1973, when wickets fell steadily and were shared among the five bowlers with Tom Mottram’s analysis 5-1-7-3. Somerset were all out after just 34 overs and Hampshire won in the 20th over for the loss of three wickets. Hampshire repeated this feat against Derbyshire at Portsmouth in 1990, a game that was reduced by rain to 38 overs per side. On this occasion they batted first, posting 250-5 with Robin Smith scoring 83 and Richard Scott 76 after which Cardigan Connor (4-11) and PJ Bakker (3-31) were the main contributors, and only Chris Adams with 21 resisted as Hampshire won by 189 runs in the twentieth over.
In 1975, Hampshire posted a record total in a limited overs match against Glamorgan. Earlier in that season in Cardiff, Trevor Jesty’s figures of 6-20 were the best ever for Hampshire against another first-class county.
Although the best wicket haul is Peter Sainsbury’s 7-30 in a first round Gillette Cup match at Southampton in 1965. Sainsbury also scored 76 in Hampshire’s 295-7 and then bowled them to victory by 148 runs, despite a battling 60 by Norfolk’s opening batsman Henry Bloefeld. Both he, and the Norfolk captain Bill Edrich, fell to Sainsbury who was not surprisingly Man-of-the-Match.