News and Match Reports

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!

Winter Training - revised schedule!

Posted by Seb Duggan on

Please note the updated schedule! The U11s and U13s will now be training together, and there are many more adult/U15 sessions.

Winter training will be starting in January, as usual at Crookhorn College, Stakes Hill Road, Waterlooville PO7 5UD.


Under 9 (Years 3 & 4)

Sundays on Jan 15 & 29, Feb 12 & 26, Mar 12
1.30pm to 3.00pm

Under 11 (Years 5 & 6)

Sundays on Jan 8 & 22, Feb 5 & 19, Mar 5 & 19
3.00pm to 4.30pm

Sunday Apr 2
1.30pm to 3.00pm

Under 13 (Years 7 & 8)

Sundays on Jan 8 & 22, Feb 5 & 19, Mar 5 & 19
3.00pm to 4.30pm

Under 15 (Years 9 & 10) & Seniors

Sundays on Jan 22 & 29, Feb 5 & 19, Mar 5 & 19
1.30pm to 3.00pm

Sundays on Feb 12 & 26, Mar 12
3.00pm to 4.30pm


The cost for colts coaching sessions will be £28 payable in advance (please register and pay via the downloadable form). To allow us to plan sessions please can we have returns by 4 January 2015.

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.

Older Under 9s who wish to experiment with a hard ball, or have a chance to get additional practice time can join the Under 11s at a cost of £4 per player per session. Pay on the day.

Kukri online shop open until 3rd January

Posted by Seb Duggan on

The club online shop is now open for business.

The new coloured kit and other items of clothing, including hoodies and beanies, can be purchased at 20% discount until the 3rd January 2017 only. After this date you will only be able to purchase clothing from the club kit shop at the full price.

All colts are playing in the new coloured kit next season. This is your opportunity to purchase it at a discounted price. Expected delivery date for all purchases is the end of April. The club will be happy to exchange any items if they are the wrong size when delivered. We do understand how quickly children can grow in a few months!

There’s a variety of kit to fit adults too, so pop along and see what takes your fancy...

Grant from EWCT and Waitrose - thank you!

Posted by Seb Duggan on

The club would like once again to thank the England and Wales Cricket Trust, supported by Waitrose, for the grant given under the 2016 Small Grant Scheme that provided Hambledon with the smart new set of pitch covers which have graced Ridge Meadow over the 2016 season.

Let’s just hope they require minimal use throughout the 2017 season!