“The Cradle of Cricket”

Founded in 1750, Hambledon Cricket Club was once the most powerful club in the country and earned its reputation as the “cradle of cricket”.

The club now plays at the idyllic Ridge Meadow – its home since the 1780s – and fields three adult league teams on Saturdays. We play friendly matches on Sundays, and occasionally mid-week. We also have a thriving Youth section, with over 150 junior playing members.

We are always looking for keen players, so if you are interested please get in touch!

Website contact form

We recently discovered our Contact form has not been working, but is now fixed. If you have been trying to contact us and have had no reply, please try again now and we will get back to you ASAP.

Senior and U17 Training starts this week!

Senior and Under 17 Training sessions start this Wednesday 6 April at the Ridge, and will begin at 5:30pm (since it still starts to get dark relatively early...).

Let's see a good turn-out – please try to be there on time, or as soon after 5:30 as possible!

Pre-season working party: Sunday 27 March

This year’s pre-season working party will be this coming Sunday, 27 March, starting at 10am. It looks like it won’t even be raining!

One of the jobs this year is to fit the new netting over the net lanes; so would be useful to have a few standalone stepladders - if you have one, please bring it along...

As always, the more volunteers turn up, the quicker it will all be done, but we should all be done by noon, so please come and lend a hand if you can!

Bill Enstone

It is with great sadness we report the recent death of Bill Enstone who represented the Hambledon club for over 35 years as a player, umpire and Club treasurer. Bill was a great team player, bowling his leg-spin and batting in the lower order. After hanging up his boots he became the Club umpire for numerous years and then moved onto the committee as the Club treasurer.

His funeral will be at the Sustainability Centre burial site on Tuesday 8th February at 11am, with the wake at the Hogs Lodge.

Indoor Nets: COVID Update

Below are the updated details for winter nets this January to March 2022, coming out at relatively short notice because of the recent uncertainty over the Omicron Variant of COVID-19.

In the light of recent decisions by the government not to impose any more restrictions, and the news that Crookhorn College are happy to welcome us to their site, the nets can go ahead.
Please note the following, as well as the information in the previous announcement:

  • Boys, girls, men and women are welcome to the sessions detailed in the document
  • Just in case Covid rules change in the next couple of months, there is no scheme to pay for all the sessions in one lump sum as in previous years, we will just collect a flat fee per session in cash from each person - £4 for youths, £5 for adults
  • Coach leads are as follows:
    • Girls – Jenna Mcfadzean
    • Under 9 – Andrew Sharpe
    • Under 11 – Nick Scutt
    • Under 13 – Steve Toogood
    • Under 15 – Saleem Chaudhry
    • Adults – Mark Le-Clercq and Kevin Wingham
    • Ladies – Kate Rowland
    • If there are any Youth cricketers who would like to assist with these sessions for the DOE volunteering time, please let us know
  • If there are any parents who would like to assist as well, please let us know
  • The first session is on Sunday 16 January – please can you reply to this email and let us know if you will be attending, so we can plan the sessions

We look forward to seeing you all there at the various Sundays over the next few months, so we can all get ready for a great summer of cricket.

In related news:

  • We hope there will be some Coaching, umpiring and scoring courses announced soon – please let us know if you wish to attend any of them to further your cricketing knowledge
  • Blue Hambledon kit is available too, please ask if you wish us to bring some for you to the net sessions

More indoor cancellations

Unfortunately, with the continuing COVID-19 situation, the indoor league has taken the decision to cancel more fixtures, while hoping to recommence at the end of January:

With the sustained high levels of new Covid cases in the last few weeks and the ever present likelihood of close contact pinging rearing its head, it has been decided to cancel the indoor fixtures for 16th and 23rd January.

We hope to resume on 30th January and the committee will be meeting next Monday to discuss that.

I am sorry about this and I am aware that some clubs were very keen to start but we feel it is too early at the moment.  When we do, we want to be confident that the scheduled fixtures are likely to be played and we are not there yet.

Next home fixture

Saturday 21 May, 1:00pm

2nd XI v Oakley

Ridge Meadow

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Upcoming fixtures

Sat 21 May

1st XI v St Cross II


2nd XI v Oakley


3rd XI v Rowner


Sun 22 May

Friendly v tbc


Sat 28 May

1st XI v Fawley


2nd XI v Old Basing II


3rd XI v Portchester


Sun 29 May

1st XI v Sarisbury Athletic


Latest results

Sun 15 May

Friendly v Rioteers CC

Cancelled (rain)

Sun 8 May

Friendly v Winchester University


1st XI league table

Team P Ave
Bashley (Rydal) II 2 0.00
Hartley Wintney 2 0.00
Waterlooville 2 0.00
Fair Oak 2 0.00
Andover 2 0.00
Hambledon 2 20.00
Fawley 2 0.00
OTs & Romsey 2 0.00
St Cross Symondians II 2 0.00
Hook & Newnham Basics II 2 0.00


Mon 30 May

Lecky Coaching Course

Tue 31 May

Lecky Coaching Course

Wed 1 Jun

Lecky Coaching Course

Mon 25 Jul

Lecky Coaching Course

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