“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!

Fantasy League: Week 3

Posted by Seb Duggan on

With only two out of three fixtures being played yesterday, there were still some big points being scored. Top teams of the week were Becci Mullis with 449 points, and Lecky with 414. At the top of the table Spencer has overtaken Lewis to claim the lead, while Lecky and Becci have made big gains also, moving to 4 and 5 respectively.

Top performance of the week was from Phil Silvester, whose 7-for earned him 155 points. Lecky and Tim Rogers also earned big points, with Tim reinforcing his lead at the top of the players’ table.

You can see the full results here

Fantasy League 2017: Week 1 Results

Posted by Seb Duggan on

The league season is now under way, which means that the first round of Fantasy Cricket results are in!

An early lead has been taken by birthday boy Spencer, closely followed by defending champion Kevin. The rest of the field trail some way behind, but with the new scoring system things can change very quickly!

Top performers of the week were Rocky and Tim, with 88 points each, with Siby and Kevin close behind on 87. Roops and Rips have also demonstrated that economy and maidens for bowlers can add significantly to any points gained from wickets...

View the full fantasy league standings

Fantasy Cricket 2017 is now open!

Posted by Seb Duggan on

With apologies for the short notice, the 2017 Fantasy Cricket competition is now up and running!

The point-scoring system has undergone a big change for this season, so make sure you look at the rules carefully! What the new rules mean is that every run counts, and a good batting performance should compare favourably to a good bowling performance. There are also now points on offer for economic bowling, even if you don’t take any wickets.

Another change is that you can now make up to 4 transfers over the course of the season, so you can now easily get rid of that injured/out-of-form player...

The league season is nearly upon us, so if you want your team to be eligible for the first fixture of the season, please get your entries to Seb by midnight on Friday 5th May (that’s this Friday!).

Choose your Fantasy team now!

It's subscription time again...

Posted by Seb Duggan on

As the start of the season draws nearer, it’s getting on for time to pay your 2017 membership subscriptions. A gentle reminder, also, that if you don’t pay by May 1st then you’ll be liable for an increased fee...

Please download the appropriate subscription form below:

Details of Junior Membership Fees and payment methods can be found, along with all other information about training and contacts, on the Colts page.

Ridge Meadow pre-season work party - Sunday 2 April

Posted by Seb Duggan on

A reminder to all members that this Sunday 2 April, from 10am to around 11.30am, we will be preparing Ridge Meadow for the start of the rapidly-approaching new season.

As the cliche goes, many hand make light work, so it would be good to see as many members as possible turn out to help! Tea, coffee and breakfast will be provided...

If the weather is suitable, this will be followed from 12-2pm by the first outdoor net session of the season. Don’t miss it!