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RIP John Hampshire

March 1 2017 at 11:26 AM

Dpressed  (Login dpressed)

 
YCCC have just posted the following on Twitter

It is with great regret and sadness that Yorkshire County Cricket Club can confirm the passing of current Club President, John Hampshire.

https://yorkshireccc.com/news/view/5417/club-president-john-hampshire-dies-aged-76

R.I.P. to a Yorkshire great



    
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Fraisse10
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Re: RIP John Hampshire

March 1 2017, 11:35 AM 

He and Boycott were the openers when I first started following the YCCC. A good Club servant. Condolences to his family.

 
 

Dave Morton
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Re: RIP John Hampshire

March 1 2017, 12:06 PM 

Where have all the good men gone? And where are all the gods?

 
 
Leg Glance
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Re: RIP John Hampshire

March 1 2017, 12:22 PM 

RIP John, a privilege to have seen you play and to have spent time with you off the field.

 
 
Idle man
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Re: RIP John Hampshire

March 1 2017, 12:36 PM 

Agreed. He was what a professional cricketer should be like. The day he left was one of the lowest points of a very low time. Whatever the rights and wrongs of it all - and I think he got it wrong with the Northampton 'protest' - there could be few men less suited to being put at the heart of a conflict. The way he and his family were treated was a disgrace, so it was wonderful to see him recognised with the presidency.

 
 
Tyke1950
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Re: RIP John Hampshire

March 1 2017, 12:42 PM 

One of the good men. An excellent umpire. A wonderful batsman.
Hampshire's straight drive was a wonder.
My memory goes back to Bradford in the late sixties when one sunlit afternoon he batted like an emperor, just after Sobers had merely batted like a prince.

 
 
Steve C
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a sad day

March 1 2017, 2:13 PM 

He didn't look well last year - i was hoping his health had improved over the Winter.
I wonder who the club will invite to be President in his place...?

Illingworth..?

 
 
Idle_man
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Re: a sad day

March 1 2017, 2:21 PM 

Also not very well, and hasn't he done it before? Time to move to the next generation I suspect. More time needed to reflect on John however.

 
 
Leg Glance
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Re: a sad day

March 1 2017, 2:28 PM 

I was amazed when he became President, not because he didn't deserve it, but he had told me some 15 months or so before he was appointed that he only had 9 months or so to live.

So, he had a longer innings than expected but still not long enough. sad.gif

 
 
Stu
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Re: a sad day

March 1 2017, 3:16 PM 

He looked very ill when appointed last year, and I was hoping his health would improve and he would serve out his term. RIP.

 
 
Guest
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Re: a sad day

March 1 2017, 4:20 PM 

R.I.P. John

 
 

Guest
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Re: a sad day

March 1 2017, 4:26 PM 

IM suggests moving on a generation from Illy. But who? The 'obvious' candidates (D Bairstow & P Carrick) are no longer with us. After his 'falling out' with Craig White Barrie Leadbeater shouldn't be considered. Chris Old is a possible & Arnie Sidebottom another. Or do we go with the batsmen who never really fulfilled their promise (wth Yorkshire anyway), namely Athey, Sharp & Love?

I didn't see Hampshire play that often but he was a classy batsman. I do remember seeing John at a few football groups, supporting Rotherham United.

 
 
Guest
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Re: a sad day

March 1 2017, 4:53 PM 

Richard Hutton must be in the running....

 
 
marsker
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Re: a sad day

March 1 2017, 4:59 PM 

How about Geoff Cope.

 
 

Dave Morton
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Re: a sad day

March 1 2017, 5:14 PM 

Darren Gough? David Byas?

 
 
WS55
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Re: a sad day

March 1 2017, 6:15 PM 

Oh, that is really sad.

Just yesterday I'd put my proxy vote in the post, cross in the box to re-elect him President at the AGM. Poignant.

He was my favourite player from the sixties team.

 
 

Guest
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Re: a sad day

March 1 2017, 6:22 PM 

I'd forgotten Geoff Cope. He'd do an excellent job so would be my pick. Richard Hutton would upset the Boycott fans. There's also Richard Lumb but I think he lives in South Africa

 
 
Steve C
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Re: a sad day

March 1 2017, 6:57 PM 

Arnold Sidebottom....

I think Geoff Cope would be an excellent choice.

 
 
Geoff B
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Re: a sad day

March 1 2017, 7:13 PM 

Just like to add my condolences to his friends and family.

 
 
YorkTyke
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Re: a sad day

March 1 2017, 7:25 PM 

Surely it can't be filled now until next year's agm unless the club constitution allows the board to nominate someone without a vote of the membership. I don't know if the club already had someone lined up to take over when John's two year term was up at next years agm.

Someone from the 60's side who hasn't already held the post and would be prepared to attend matches would be an obvious choice. Cope would be ideal but definitely not Hutton (I doubt the club would nominate him anyway and I don't think he would want it).

 
 
 
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