Full name John Harry Hampshire
Born February 10, 1941, Thurnscoe, Yorkshire
Current age 75 years 344 days
Major teams England, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Tasmania, Yorkshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Height 6 ft 0 in
Education Oakwood Technical High, Rotherham
|Test debut||England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 26-Jul 1, 1969 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Australia at Leeds, Aug 14-19, 1975 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 5, 1971 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v Australia at Lord's, Aug 26, 1972 scorecard|
|First-class span||1961 - 1984|
|List A span||1963 - 1984|
|Test debut||England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 27-Aug 1, 1989 scorecard|
|Last Test||Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dhaka, Jan 9-11, 2002 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v Australia at Nottingham, May 27, 1989 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v Australia at Bristol, Jun 10, 2001 scorecard|
John Hampshire was an attractive middle-order batsman, courageous and primarily front-footed, as well as being an excellent close fielder. When he made a hundred on debut against West Indies in 1969 - and became the first batsman to score a Test hundred on debut at Lord's in the process - it seemed to signal the start of something good. But he was dropped after the next match, and thereafter his appearances were as spasmodic as his county form. He captained Yorkshire for two seasons (1979-80) during one of their most turbulent times, and staged an infamous go-slow at Northampton - which cost Yorkshire a bonus point - as a protest against what he perceived to be selfish batting by one Geoff Boycott. He ended his career with three seasons of relative peace at Derbyshire.
In winters he was a popular member of the Tasmanian side for more than ten seasons. After retiring, Hampshire became a first-class umpire in 1985 and was appointed to the Test list in 1989. In 1999 he was added to the ICC panel of umpires and remained a high quality umpire on the county circuit until 2005.
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