“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!

Bob Beagley, 1930–2018

Posted by Seb Duggan on

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.

Fantasy League Week 1

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Not the best of starts to the league season, with all 3 teams losing – and the 1sts and 2nds each by only a few runs – but the Fantasy League is off to a flyer!

Top team after the first week is Gaby & Henry, with Marc Turner in a very respectable second place.

In the player rankings, Rory Morris takes an early lead, with usual suspects Lecky and Turns not far behind.

See the full standings...

The 2018 Fantasy Cricket competition is now live!

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Good news, everyone: the Fantasy Cricket competition is up and running for 2018!

Lecky will be wanting to defend his title from last season - let’s have as many challengers as possible! It’s £5 per team, but you can enter more than one team if you like; and there are prizes of £75, £50 and £25 for the top 3 teams.

One small change to the rules this year: you now need to select a minimum of 3 batsmen, 3 bowlers, 2 all-rounders and 1 wicket keeper - but the final 2 players are up to you...

Please get your entries in to Seb by 12 noon on Saturday 5 May, if you want them to be counted for the first league match.

Go to the Fantasy League competition

Ground Force: Sunday 8th April

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This year’s Ground Force working party will be this Sunday 8 April, starting at 10am, when we’ll be getting Ridge Meadow ready for the imminent (weather permitting) start of the season.

The more volunteers we can get helping, the quicker it will all be done, but it shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours at most.

Please come and lend a hand if you can!

Hambledon C win indoor division 5; Chris Pratt wins senior batting award

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Congratulations to Hambledon C, who won indoor league division 5 in their inaugural season.

The B team were unable to top their division again this year, but finished in second place to earn promotion, with Chris Pratt adding the senior batting award to his U16 trophy.

The A team had a mixed season, finishing fourth but retaining their place in the first division.

Taken together with the colts teams' achievements, it has been a very good indoor season: well done and thank you to all involved...

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