News Archive: July 2011

Seven of nine for Hambledon 2s

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Hambledon II made it seven wins out of nine with a 31 run victory over Gosport II at Privett Park today.

In trouble at 28-2, Cam Prentice (39) and James Gibson (31) put on 74 for the third wicket before three wickets tumbled for just two runs.

But 13-year-old JJ Brown, playing only his second 2nd XI game, smashed a quickfire 46 off just 25 balls while Tom Seebold, making his first league appearance of the season, hit 36 off 20 balls - including one enormous six over extra cover into the car park - to help Hambledon to a respectable 215-9 in 45 overs.

In reply on a good wicket, Gosport put on 92 for the first wicket and were well-placed at 130-2 and 153-4.

But Mark Le Clercq (3-43) pegged the home side back as Gosport slipped to 166-6.

With 48 wanted off the last six overs, Gosport shut up shop, scoring only 18 off the last 36 balls against some tight bowling from Prentice and Rob Tusler, as Hambledon cruised to a well-deserved victory.

The win keeps the Dons on course for promotion - and with four of the last five games against teams in the top six, it's going to be an exciting race to the finish.

Persimmon Homes Sponsorship

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The Club is delighted to confirm that Persimmon Homes have become a Club sponsor.

Currently sponsors of the Village Championship, Hambledon CC have been selected for local sponsorship by local Sales Director Rob Allen.

For more information on the range of homes Persimmon Homes South Coast builds across the region, including those at The Hawthorns, its development in Chichester, please contact 01329 514300. Alternatively, visit

Promotion drive back on track

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Hambledon IIs maintained their promotion drive with a convincing nine wicket victory over Bishops Waltham in CD4S.

Winning the toss on a wet pitch, Bishop's Waltham struggled to come to terms with an impressive bowling attack led by Cam Prentice (1-14 off ten overs) and Will Mann (2-20 off eight).

Wily left arm spinner Mark Le Clercq (4-21) mopped up four of the last five wickets as Bishop's Waltham succumbed to 112 all out in the 42nd over.

Le Clercq (61no) and Jamie Lewis (47) provided a positive 96 run opening partnership as the Dons cruised home just one wicket down in the 27th over.

The win pushed Hambledon up to fifth in the table and made up for their disappointing loss to Bashley last week.

Hambledon U9s win at the Rose Bowl!

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Hambledon took two teams of U9s to the Rose Bowl on Sunday July 3rd for the inaugural Zooter's Cup. 28 teams from all over Hampshire played out their games in the main arena with Cup and Plate trophies at stake.

Hambledon 'A' played their group games against Hartley Witney, Ropley and Sparsholt. The 'A' were well beaten by Hartley Witney, but rallied well to record wins against Ropley and Sparsholt.

Finishing 2nd in the group, the 'A' went into the knockout stages of the Cup competition, along with the 'B'. The eagerly awaited draw for the last 16 games saw the 'A' and 'B' teams playing each other with a quarter final against the winners of the Waterlooville v IBM Hursley match the prize. The 'A' came out on top against the 'B' to play Waterlooville.

A close game resulted in the 'A' winning by a handful of runs. Odiham & Greywell were the semi-final opponents. Odiham batted first and a below-par performance against some excellent Hambledon bowling and fielding saw them post 27 runs which Hambledon passed with ease.

Hartley Witney narrowly won their semi-final to set up the second meeting of the two teams that day - 9 hours after the first!

Hambledon won the toss and fielded first. A good bowling and fielding performance gave Hambledon a target of 57 to win. Losing a wicket to the very first ball of the innings didn't bode well, but some fine batting saw Hambledon home, seeing out the last few balls to win by 3 runs.

Eddie Mann was named man of the match.

Ross Hillman' report for the Bs:

Our first game was against Yately, where we lost by 34 runs i.e. 232 - 3 against 266 - 1

Second game we played Petersfield and won by 11 runs i.e. 255 - 1 against 241-2. In this game Max Harvey scored a huge six, almost clearing the next door pitch as well as the boundary.

In our final group match we beat Fair Oak by 32 runs i.e. 253-1 against 221-4. This game saw good batting from Andrew Perrott, James Whiting, Ben Jones and Frazer MacKenzie, and good bowling all round.

In our match against Hambledon A, we were a little out gunned in the batting, but Lloyd Paxton and Freddie Besly played well, a great catch by Seb Sharpe and then good bowling from Ollie Tinson and Max Harvey.

The boys really enjoyed themselves and being a B team did well to make the Cup competition.

Thanks must go to all the parents for their support during a very long day!

Well done to both Hambledon teams.

'B' squad:

  • James Bristowe
  • James Whiting
  • Max Harvey
  • Seb Sharpe
  • James Lumby
  • Ollie Tinson
  • Ben Jones
  • Lloyd Paxton
  • Frazer MacKenzie
  • Freddie Besly
  • Alex Barker

'A' squad:

  • Cameron Clarke
  • Oscar Gillespie
  • Matthew Houlberg
  • Hugh Jones
  • Hugo Pennant
  • Ed Mann
  • Ed Moger
  • Joshua Wise
  • Henry Wood