“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!

Grant from EWCT and Waitrose - thank you!

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The club would like once again to thank the England and Wales Cricket Trust, supported by Waitrose, for the grant given under the 2016 Small Grant Scheme that provided Hambledon with the smart new set of pitch covers which have graced Ridge Meadow over the 2016 season.

Let’s just hope they require minimal use throughout the 2017 season!

2016 AGM: Thursday 24 November

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A reminder to everyone that the 2016 AGM will be held at Hambledon Village Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday 24 November.

All club members should make every effort to attend...

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

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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!

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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

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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...