News Archive: October 2009

Cracking start for Dons' indoor young guns

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Hambledon's young guns made a cracking start to life in the South Hants Indoor Cricket League with two victories at Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh.

The mainly U17 team, four of whom brought home the Nat West U16 Rose Bowl League title in April, began well in their first taste of adult indoor league cricket against Totton & Eling.

Jack Lavous (25no), Rob Gibson (25no), Chris Stone (23) and Cam Prentice (22no) helped the team reach 136-1 in their twelve overs while even reluctant skipper Phil Tusler staggered his way to 11no.

In reply Totton & Eling lost wickets at regular intervals with four run outs and one wicket each from Rob Gibson and Jack Lavous on their way to being bowled out for 89.

The young Dons faced a stiffer test against Hedge End A who bowled well to restrict Hambledon to just 96-4 in their twelve overs despite 24 from Chris Stone and a patient 23 from Jack Lavous.

At 34-0 in three overs, Hedge End, made up of players from different Hampshire and Southern League clubs, appeared to be coasting to victory.

But the Dons' bowlers discovered another gear as Rob Gibson (2-20), Rob Tusler (2-16) and Jack Lavous (2-6) took six wickets for just 25 runs - assisted by great catches from Cam Prentice, Jack Lavous and stand-in keeper Chris Stone and even an unlikely one-stump run-out from Tusler senior -to skittle Hedge End out for just 59 to win by 37 runs.

Hambledon Awards 2009

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Our awards night was held on 26th September 2009, and fine weather ensured a successful evening at Ridge Meadow. Trophies were presented in 5no categories (best bowler, best batsman, best fielder, colt of the year and spirit of cricket) to each of the colt teams, plus best bowler and batsman for the senior teams (see list below). The U9A and U11A teams also received their awards for winning the district leagues. A raffle and BBQ also helped make it a very pleasant evening.

There has also been success for Hambledon players at Hampshire representative level, with the following awards being received:

Hants U12 Fielding Award - Eddie Lewis 
Hants U13 Girls Batting Award - Sarah Attrill 
Hants U15 Batting Award - Ollie Mills 
Hants U16 Batting Award - Robert Gibson

Well done to all winners.


Best Batsman
Best Bowler
Best Fielder
Spirit of Cricket
Player of the Year

Under 9A
Freddie Martin
Henry Glanfield
Louis Matovu
Jamie Gammell
Jack Thistlethwayte

Under 9B 
Matthew Price
Henry Cobb
Joshua Wise
Thomas Stevens
Joshua Wise

Under 11A
Charlie Boyd
Finlay Rockett
Ben Wall
Rory Morris
Hew Richards

Under 11B
Charley Gale
Ryan Crompton
Tim Coleman
Thomas Baynes
Ollie Woodhouse

Under 11C
Rupert Butcher
Thomas White
George Cowlrick
Jordan De Burriatte
Peter Mazzey

Under 13A
Eddie Lewis
Jack Dyer
Joseph Brown
Harvey Hawkins
Rory Prentice

Under 13B
Oliver Atkinson
Charlie Green
Sam Agathangelou
Harry Dunford
Matt Butcher

Under 13C
Patrick Trant
Nicholas Thompson
William Whiting
Josh Boothroyd
Patrick Trant

Under 15
Will Mann
Spencer LeClercq
No award
Arthur Beaney
No award


Best Batsman
Best Bowler

First Eleven
Blake Dean
Rhidian Chapman

Second Eleven
Jack Lavous
Jamie Lewis

Third Eleven
Matt Radford
Lewis LeClercq

Hambledon Juniors benefit from £500 donation

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At the Hambledon Dining Clubs lunch on Saturday 3rd October the Club was handed a cheque for £500 raised by their members for the benefit of our Junior sction.

The Club is grateful for their ongoing support.