News Archive: March 2020

Indoor cricket league awards

Posted by Seb Duggan on

Some good news, at last...

Hambledon have had an excellent year in the indoor cricket league, and have won more awards than any other club!

Team awards

  • Division 2 champions (Hambledon A)
  • Division 5 champions (Hambledon B)
  • Under 13 champions

Individual awards

  • Under 16 batting: Will Parvin
  • Under 16 bowling: Jonty Oliver
  • Under 13 bowling: Ben Hardman

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, there will be no presentation evening. The trophies will be picked up in due course and distributed to everyone involved.

Well done everyone!

Coronavirus update; 2020 season is suspended

Posted by Seb Duggan on

Sadly, the news we'd all been expecting is now here. Yesterday the ECB and Hampshire Cricket sent out the following message to all clubs, announcing the suspension of all recreational cricket until further notice.

We'll keep you updated just as soon as anything changes; but in the meantime stay safe and healthy!

Dear all,

Following the Government’s latest advice around social distancing, it is with sadness and reluctance that we recommend that all forms of recreational cricket are for now suspended.

This extends to training, pre-season friendlies and any associated cricket activity.

Sport plays an absolutely vital role in the nation’s mental and physical wellbeing, and it helps people find meaning where there is fear and uncertainty, so one of our goals in the coming weeks will be to explore ways that we can support some levels of physical activity in communities - particularly at junior levels.

Using our cricket community to support others could be one of the most important services we can offer during the difficult next few months.

It will be critical that any decisions we do make are medically-led. And we will continue to work with Government and their advisors to ensure we are informed by science in our decision making. 

Over the coming weeks we will work with the game to understand what support is required across the cricket community, particularly local clubs and leagues.

We understand that countless hours of work from thousands of volunteers have already gone into getting ready for the 2020 season and we know how disappointing this will be. We are thankful for the huge role that volunteers play in local cricket, to ensure the game remains at the heart of communities.

We know that you and your clubs can play an important role in bringing your community together once we get past this period of time.

Coronavirus update: final indoor nets training is cancelled

Posted by Seb Duggan on

As you all might expect, we have taken the decision to cancel the final session of indoor nets, due to take place this Sunday (22 March) at Crookhorn School.

We will keep you posted with any further decisions related to Coronavirus as and when they are made.