Hambledon CC

Hambledon Cricket Club, founded in 1750, is very active during the Summer months and draws its support from cricket enthusiasts living up to 15 miles around the village. Matches are played at Ridge Meadow on the north side of Brooks Lane, the road that bypasses Hambledon to the north joining the roads from Hambledon to Clanfield and Droxford. It is about 1 mile west of Broadhalfpenny Down where the great games in the heyday of the Club were played. The Club's most notable success in recent years has been reaching the finals of the English Village Cricket Championship.

Currently the Club fields three XIs and three Colts (Youth) sides -Under 11,13 and 15. There are senior team Home fixtures for every Saturday afternoon from mid April through to September. On Sunday afternoons there is a Home match virtually every week. New in 2000 was the Ladies Section who play in the ladies National Club League under the Hambledon banner. The full fixture list for the year is posted on the Hambledon Cricket Club Notice Board at the entrance to Manor Farm in the middle of the village and is available from the Fixtures Secretary. The Club runs coaching and practice sessions each season. Colts coaching takes place for U9 and U15 on Friday evenings and U11 and U13 on Monday evenings from the beginning of May until the end of the schools' summer holidays.

Hambledon Cricket Club 250th Anniversary Print E-mail
The Club have published a Millennium Souvenir 250th Anniversary. Programme entitled Hambledon Cricket Club 250 not out. This is available from the Club, price ?4.50. It covers a quarter of a millennium of history and tradition. The main focus of the anniversary celebrations was the June 12th - 18th 2000 Hambledon cricket week, featuring matches against all six sides first encountered in the late 18th century. In addition there were several special fixtures in the 2000 season, on July 12th there was a match against the MCC, and on 13th August there was a match against ex-Hampshire players and finally on September 10th a match against an Old England XI, on the 92nd anniversary of the unveiling of the historic granite monument at Broadhalfpenny Down.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 April 2005 )
Hambledon CC Youth Nets Appeal Print E-mail

To ensure that the club can continue to compete and to guarantee that local youngsters get every opportunity to excel, money is being raised to provide new practice net facilities for our youth teams. By the end of 1998, ?8000 had been raised towards the target of ?14000 enabling a start on the project to be made in 1999. The nets were used last seasonand it is hoped to extend the playing surfaces in 2001.

In support of the Youth Nets Appeal a very collectable, specially framed, commemorative cricket cover has been issued. Signed by David Gower or Robin Smith(Captain of the Hampshire County Cricket Club), the cover depicts a contemporary cricketer on Broadhalfpenny Down in the batting pose of the 18th century. Each cover is franked by the Royal Mail with a special hand stamp dated 1st May 98. For an order form please contact Woodford Sports Covers, 43 Jennings Road St.Albans, Herts, AL1 4NX, Tel/Fax: +44(0) 1727 838845. 

Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 April 2005 )