“The Cradle of Cricket”

Founded in 1750, Hambledon Cricket Club was once the most powerful club in the country and earned its reputation as the “cradle of cricket”.

The club now plays at the idyllic Ridge Meadow – its home since the 1780s – and fields three adult teams, the 1st XI playing in Division 2 of the Southern Premier League. We also have a thriving Colts section, with over 150 junior playing members.

We are always looking for keen players, so if you are interested please get in touch!

Sunday is end-of-season tidy-up day!

Posted by Seb Duggan on

Just a quick reminder to everyone that this Sunday (25 September) is the end-of-season clear-up session at the Ridge.

As always, there’s a bunch of jobs to be done - but the more volunteers we have, the less time it will take! So please come along at 10am on Sunday to lend a hand, and we’ll be done by noon at the latest... (If you’ve got a pair of work/gardening gloves, probably good to bring them along).

Fantasy League: Winners!

Posted by Seb Duggan on

And so the league season draws to a close, and with it the Fantasy League. We can therefore declare that this year’s winner is Kevin Wingham, by a convincing margin of 26 points. Well done Kevin: £75 is on its way to you!

Second and third place were hard-fought in the last few weeks. And on the final day, Rory Morris managed to leapfrog Prad Bains to tie for second place with George Harding - prize money will be split equally between Rory and George, £37.50 each.

Thanks to all who took part, and congratulations also to MVP for the season, Shane, well ahead of Lecky in 2nd place and Prad in 3rd.

Roll on next season and Fantasy League 2017!

Fantasy League: Week 17

Posted by Seb Duggan on

Just the one 1st XI match to go now to decide the 2016 Fantasy League, and it seems that Kevin Wingham has the top spot well and truly sewn up.

But there’s hot competition for second and third: George Harding and Prad Bains are currently tied in 2nd, with this week’s best team, Rory Morris, hot on their heels and only 5 points adrift. It will all boil down to the slight differences in 1st XI personnel in those teams to see who comes out on top...

MVP for this week was George Harding with 11 points, closely followed by Lecky and Wayne, each with 10 points.

A final reminder that if you still have transfers available, now would probably be a good time to get as many 1st-teamers in your squad as you can! Let Prad or Seb know before Saturday...

2016 Presentation Evening

Posted by Seb Duggan on

This season’s Presentation Evening - for both Seniors and Juniors - will be held at Ridge Meadow on Friday 9th September, at 5.45pm for 6.00pm.

The bar will be open; there will be a barbecue; and Hambledon kit will be on sale (get yourself a hoodie for the winter!).

Thanks to Hambledon Vineyard for sponsoring the evening; they will also have some of their classic English Sparkling Wine available for purchase.

(Nearly) end-of-season league standings

Posted by Seb Duggan on

With the league season wrapping up (still one game to play for the 1st XI), the 2nds have secured a comfortable mid-table position after a late rally in performance, seeing them win 4 of their last 5 fixtures.

The 3rd XI, however, have not been so fortunate. Agonisingly tied on points with US Portsmouth, a lower number of wins leaves them facing relegation to Regional Division 2 South.

As for the 1st XI, it’s still all to play for, with promotion very much a possibility. The Dons will need a near-maximum point win over Paultons on Saturday, and hope that Tichborne Park lose to Trojans. If Hambledon outscore Tichborne by 15 points or more, we will move to second in the league. So, if you’re not playing on Saturday, come along and support your Dons!