“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!

Come and support your Dons in the Village Cup!

Posted by Seb Duggan on

Having seen off Tichborne Park in a thrilling finish in the regional final of the 2016 Village Knockout Cup, Hambledon are through to the National rounds, where the last 32 clubs battle it out to reach the final at Lord's.

This Sunday 26 June, the Dons play host to Oxfordshire champions—and previous cup winners—Shipton-under-Wychwood at Ridge Meadow. It will make a huge difference to our boys to have a large home croiwd cheering them on, so please make an effort to come and support them, even if it's not for the whole afternoon.

The match is due to start at 1:00pm, and in addition to the bar being open there will also be a barbecue, so it should be a good day if the weather stays fine!

Volunteers to help with the bar or BBQ would be much appreciated, even if only for an hour or so. Please let Mark Le-Clercq know if you're able to help...

Good luck Dons!

Hambledon featured in FT article on EU Referendum

Posted by Seb Duggan on

Last week, the FT sent a crew to Hambledon as part of their coverage of the EU Referendum, and they filmed and interviewed during the friendly against Bedhampton.

Now their article is complete and up on their website, along with a video (the relevant section is from 1:25 to 2:30). It features some footage from the game itself (Seb completely failing to put one away off his legs - they missed my 6; Lewis cracking a shot through the offside), training in the nets and an interview with Bondy. It goes into more depth in the article itself...

Dons Win Regional Village Cup

Posted by Mark Le-Clercq on

Excellent Dons win the Hampshire Regional cup for the Village Knockout, an exciting away win versus a good Tichbourne Park side. This now means Hambledon progress to round 5 of the National Village cup, a home tie versus Oxfordshire side Shipton Under Wychwood on the 26th June.

View full report

Photos: VKO Round 3 v Sparsholt - 29 May 2016

Posted by Seb Duggan on

Hambledon eased into the regional final of the 2016 Village Knockout Cup with a 60-run victory over Sparsholt at Ridge Meadow on Sunday 29 May.

Many thanks to Alastair Cowe for allowing us to reproduce some of his photos here — you can see many more photos of the match on his website, from where you may also purchase prints if you so desire...