“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!

Winter Training Schedule 2019

Posted by Seb Duggan on

Winter training starts soon! The first sessions will be on Sunday 13 January, and as usual the location is Crookhorn College, Stakes Hill Road, Waterlooville PO7 5UD.

Please note that the session times are slightly earlier this year.

Schedule

Under 9 (Years 3 & 4), Under 11 (Years 5 & 6), Under 13 (Years 7 & 8)

Sundays on Jan 13 & 27, Feb 10 & 24, Mar 24
12.30pm to 2.00pm

Under 15 (Years 9 & 10) & Seniors

Sundays on Jan 13 & 27, Feb 10 & 24, Mar 24
2.00pm to 3.30pm

Cost

The cost for colts coaching sessions will be £20 payable in advance (please register and pay via the downloadable form). To allow us to plan sessions please can we have returns by 5 January 2018.

Seniors will pay £5 per player per session. Pay on the day.

U15s will pay £4 per player per session. Pay on the day.

U11, U13, U15: Please make sure you bring all of your cricket equipment to each session as per list: Bat, pads, gloves, box, helmet and correct sized cricket ball to bowl with. Whites are optional for indoor training. Please note trainers must have a non-marking sole and preferably not black.

U15 & Seniors are training at the same time. However, U15 training will be undertaken separately. Those U15s who are seeking to play senior cricket this summer can obviously join the seniors in the nets.

For further information on the Colts training, please contact Theresa Pratt, Colts Coordinator.

2018 AGM: Thursday 29 November

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The Hambledon CC 2018 AGM takes place on Thursday 29 November at 7.30pm, at Hambledon village hall.

Please could all club members make every effort to attend.

There are various club officers to be elected/confirmed:

Tony Smith is stepping down from Treasurer after 10 years - many thanks to him for all the hard work he's put in over that period. Imogen Restell has volunteered to take over.

Thanks also to Zoe Mackenzie, who is passing on the baton of Membership Secretary to Liz Moger.

And Theresa Pratt will be taking over the position of Colts Manager from Liz.

All three senior team captains are up for election. Currently we have Spencer Le-Clercq standing for 1st XI captain, and Kevin Wingham for the 3rds. As usual, we have no-one putting their head over the parapet for the 2nd XI. Any nominations should be submitted to Seb or to Lecky before the AGM; we require a proposer and a seconder.

Presentation Evening: Friday 7 September

Posted by Seb Duggan on

With the season drawing to an end, it’s time for the Presentation Evening...

It will be held this Friday (7 September), and will start at 6pm for the colts presentations, followed by the senior awards afterwards.

It should all be done by 8pm.

Please come along and support your fellow cricketers!

Fantasy League 2018 winner!

Posted by Seb Duggan on

The league season has now come to an end, and with it the Fantasy League.

This year’s winner, for the second time in three years, is Kevin Wingham – congratulations to Kevin, who will receive the trophy and the £75 first prize.

The second place prize of £50 goes to Steve Ripiner, who overtook Phil and Amanda Harding in the last week of the season, pushing them back into third place (£25).

Thanks to everyone who entered – and to those who haven't yet paid me their entry fee, I will be chasing it up!

Full final standings can be seen here.

Bob Beagley, 1930–2018

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Bob Beagley, long-time stalwart of Hambledon Cricket Club, passed away at the end of May aged 88.

Bob’s association with the club went back to 1945, when he debuted as a 15-year-old; he later served as Chairman from 1981 to 1993 — the club’s glory years!

I’m sure everyone at the club will join in offering condolences and best wishes to Bob’s family and friends.

The funeral will take place on Friday 15 June in St Peter & St Paul Church, Hambledon, at 2pm.

Family flowers only please; donations are being received for the Alzheimer’s Society. Donations may be made by sending a cheque made payable to the charity to: South Downs Funeral Service, The Old Post Office House, Hambledon Road, Denmead PO7 6NN.