“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 Nets 2020

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Winter training starts on Sunday 12 January, at Crookhorn College, Stakes Hill Road, Waterlooville PO7 5UD.


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

Sundays on Jan 12 & 26, Feb 9 & 23, Mar 8 & 22
12.30pm to 2.00pm

Under 15 (Years 9 & 10) & Seniors

Sundays on Jan 12 & 26, Feb 9 & 23, Mar 8 & 22
2.00pm to 3.30pm


The cost for colts coaching sessions will be £24 payable in advance, or £5 per session payable on the day.

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.

2019 AGM: Thursday 28 November

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The Hambledon CC 2019 AGM takes place on Thursday 28 November at 7.30pm, at Hambledon village hall.

Please could all club members make every effort to attend.

End-of-season work party - rescheduled Sunday 5 October

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UPDATE: This has all been done on Wednesday 2 October, in advance of more predicted bad weather at the weekend. Thank you to everybody who turned out to help!

UPDATE: Due to the inclement weather at the first attempt, we'll be trying again with this at 10am on Sunday 6 October. Please come and help if you can!

It's that time of year again! The sun’s still out, but the cricket’s over, and it’s time to put the club to bed for the winter...

The end-of-season working party is this Sunday 22 September from 10am to 12pm.

The more helpers we have, the more we can get done, and quicker! So please do come along if you can. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be supplied. Old clothes and gloves recommended!

Presentation Evening: Friday 6 September

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It’s that time of the season again – time for the Presentation Evening!

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

It should all be finished by 8pm.

Please come along and support your fellow cricketers!

Please note that the weather forecast for Friday is a little iffy. In the event of bad weather, an decision will be made by 3pm as to whether to reschedule...

All matches off today

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

Fingers crossed for better weather next weekend...