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John Hampshire
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John Hampshire

England
John Hampshire

INTL CAREER: 1969 - 2002

Full Name

John Harry Hampshire

Born

February 10, 1941, Thurnscoe, Yorkshire

Died

March 01, 2017 (aged 76y 19d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Height

6ft

Education

Oakwood Technical High, Rotherham

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

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.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test816140310726.8692943.371255090
ODI3314825*24.008655.81007000
FC57792411228059183*34.55431564460
List A28026732731411931.12741840
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test8------------
ODI3------------
FC57725391637307/5254.5684.6020
List A280544511/221/2245.0054.00000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpireTV Umpire
Test25214
ODI28208
FC87861
List A21520510
T201091
John Hampshire portrait
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Debut/Last Matches

  • Player
  • Umpire
FC Matches
Span
1961 - 1984
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1984

Photos


Yorkshire president John Hampshire rang the five-minute bell on the third day
Umpires John Hampshire and S Venkataraghavan
Umpire John Hampshire
John Hampshire cuts
John Hampshire cuts the ball
Richard Gilliatt gives a rueful smile as John Hampshire explains the state of the pitch