1968, First England batsman to score a Test Century on debut at Lord’s
On this day during on June 28, 1968, John Hampshire became the first England batsman to score a Test Century on debut at Lord’s. He scored 107 runs against West Indies. Hampshire is the 34th batsman to score Test century on debut.
John Hampshire debut at Lord’s
However, in the Test cricket history, only 6 batsman scored Test century on debut at Lord’s. John Hampshire is the 2nd batsman to score Test century on debut at Lord’s. Australian Harry Graham is the first batsman to score Test century on debut at Lord’s.
Andrew Strauss and Matt Prior became the 2nd and 3rd England batsman to score Test century. Sourav Ganguly (INDIA) and Devon Conway (NZ) also made century to on debut at Lord’s.
Hampshire played 8 Tests for England, scoring 403 runs. He played his last test match against Australia at Leeds, Aug 14-19, 1975.
After retiring from the playing arena, Hampshire became a county umpire during in 1985. He appointed to the Test list in 1989. During in 1999 he added to the ICC panel of umpires.
Hampshire stood in his first Test match as an umpire at Old Trafford during the 1989 Ashes. He umpired the final of the last Benson and Hedges Cup competition during in 2002 with Barry Dudleston. On his umpire career, he stood in 21 Tests and 20 One-day Internationals.
He played first-class cricket for Yorkshire from 1961 to 1981, and for Derbyshire from 1982 to 1984. Meanwhile, Hampshire, also appointed President of Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 2016, serving until his death.
Test Century on debut at Lord’s
- Harry Graham (Aus) 107 against England on July 17, 1893.
- John Hampshire (Eng) 107 against West Indies on June 26, 1969.
- Sourav Ganguly (Ind) 131 against England on June 20, 1996.
- Andrew Strauss (Eng) 112 against New Zealand on May 20, 2004.
- Matt Prior (Eng) 126* againstWest Indies on May 17, 2007.
- Devon Conway (NZ) 200 against England on June 2, 2021.