Southern Daily Echo – FORMER Saints midfielder Graham Baker is set to make a Hampshire county cricket debut next week – 40 years after scoring on his Southampton debut in a 2-0 Second Division victory at Blackpool.

Summary

  • FORMER Saints midfielder Graham Baker is set to make a Hampshire county cricket debut next week – 40 years after scoring on his Southampton debut in a 2-0 Second Division victory at Blackpool.
  • Baker has been picked to play for the Hampshire Seniors’ representative side in the opening Sixties County Championship fixture of the season against Devon at Bovey Tracey.
  • Baker made 173 appearances for Saints, scoring 33 times either side of a five-year spell at Manchester City.
  • Even during is time in the professional game Baker – a talented top order left-hand batsman and wicketkeeper – loved spending the off-season playing cricket.
  • Baker played locally for Deanery, Old Tauntonians and Southampton Cavaliers in his fledgling days and still turns out regularly for Southampton Travellers in the Hampshire League.


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