News Archive: March 2015

Ground Force morning - this Sunday 29 March

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Hambledon are calling all members to help get the ground ready for the 2015 campaign. 

The annual Cricketforce morning takes place on Sunday, March 29th from 9-30am to 11-30am, with plenty of odd jobs to be done.

The working party will begin at 9.30am and no skills are required, so please spare a couple of hours to help your club.

Hambledon will provide materials and hot and cold drinks, with the jobs including the positioning of advertising boards, boundary rope, wooden benches, sightscreens, brushing the nets and assembling the covers.

As the old Chinese proverb says: 'many hands make light work'.

Thank you!

New Trustees - EGM required

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Notice from the Committee

Extraordinary General Meeting.

An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Club will be held at 7.30 pm on  Wed 8th  April 2015 at the clubhouse.

The purpose of the meeting is to propose the appointment of additional Trustees to bring the total number up to the minimum number required by the Club’s constitution.

The resolution is as follows:

To appoint the Chairman Mark Le Clercq, the Secretary Jane Shinn and the Honorary Treasurer Tony Smith as Trustees.

The back ground to this is that, in order to secure the grant from Sport England for the new wickets, Sport England require a charge over the Club’s freehold property and in order to achieve this it is necessary for the Club’s title to be registered at the Land Registry.   For legal reasons the land has to be registered in the name of the Club’s Trustees and it transpires that there was only one surviving Trustee, Charles Lutyens.   It is the intention in the medium term to form a Company limited by guarantee to act as Trustee but in the mean time it is necessary to appoint new Trustees in whose name the land will be registered.

Fireworks at Rowlands Avenue

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U15s win first match

The Dons Under 15s won their first match of season beating Waterlooville by 13 runs.  Electing to bat on a very soft wet wicket, Norwegian U19 international, Henry Glanfield set about the Waterlooville bowling, scoring 39 (3 sixes and 4 fours) in only a few overs. However the young Dons didn't have it all their own way. After Henry's retirement, there followed an incredible batting collapse, seeing the youngsters at 58 for 8 after 11 overs. A ninth wicket partnership of 38 between Henry Wood and Ashley Crompton saved some embarrassment, with the Dons finishing on 96 all out.

Thankfully the Hambledon bowlers performed better than the batsman. Tom Toogood, Guy Mullins, Henry Wood and Henry Glanfield all bowled well to restrict the Waterlooville team to 32 for 1 off 10. As the hosts looked to accelerate the run rate wickets tumbled, leaving them on 83 for 8 off the 20. Tom finishing with 2 for 10 and Guy 3 for 14, Ashley 2 for 5, plus an impressive bowling debut for the U15s for Henry Wood. The work in the field was excellent with only one difficult chance being dropped, including a good performance by Ed Moger behind the stumps on his debut.

A big thank you to Ian for scoring.