“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!

All matches off today

Posted by Seb Duggan on

Unfortunately, due to adverse weather and pitch conditions, all three of today's matches are cancelled.

Fingers crossed for better weather next weekend...

Fantasy Cricket 2019 is now live!

Posted by Seb Duggan on

The Fantasy Cricket competition is up and running again for 2019!

Entry is £5 per team, but you can enter more than one team if you like; and there are prizes of £60, £30 and £15 for the top 3 teams.

We won’t be counting last week’s 1st XI match, as it was the only game on that day; but the competition will be in full swing from this weekend. So please get your entries in to Seb by 12 noon on Saturday 11 May, if you want them to be counted for the first full week of league matches.

Go to the Fantasy League competition

Ground Force: Sunday 24 March - all help welcomed!

Posted by Seb Duggan on

This year’s Ground Force working party will be this Sunday 24 March, starting at 10am. We’ll be getting Ridge Meadow ready for the start of the season...

The more volunteers we can get helping, the quicker it will all be done, but we should all be done by noon. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Please come and lend a hand if you can!

Cricket World Cup coming to Hambledon this Sunday!

Posted by Seb Duggan on

As part of the UK leg of the Cricket World Cup 2019 – Trophy Tour, the CWC Trophy will pay a visit to historic Broadhalfpenny Down, the “Cradle of Cricket”, between 2 and 4 pm on Sunday 24th February 2019.

There will be an opportunity to have your photograph taken with the trophy, for your children to take part in some cricket activity with Hampshire Cricket Board coaches, and also to learn more about the history of the game and the important role that the men of Hambledon played in that development from the Hampshire CC historian Mr David Allen.

Coffee, tea and cake will be available in the pavilion and for those who wish for something a little stronger the Bat and Ball is open for lunch and refreshments throughout the afternoon too. Current weather forecast is for fine weather, so come along on Sunday!