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 Colts section, with over 150 junior playing members.
We are always looking for keen players, so if you are interested please get in touch!
The ever popular Sunday morning cricket sessions for boys and girls aged 5 to 9 (in School Years 1 to 4) will be starting at Hambledon Cricket Club on Sunday 18 April 2021 from 10:00 to 11:30.
These are magical sessions for the youngsters in a most beautiful location, in the fresh air, and learning to play the most English of games. If you wish to attend, please book a place with the Colts Co-ordinator, Theresa Pratt.
As the outdoor season comes to a close - with more cricket having been played than looked likely at one stage - it's now the time when the indoor cricket season should be starting.
However, due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions, the South-East Hampshire (Fareham) Indoor League has been put on hold. The official line is that all fixtures up to Christmas have been cancelled, with a view to commencing a shortened season (4/5 matches per team, no promotion/relegation) on 3rd January, subject to the current restrictions being lifted.
So, we shall simply have to wait and see what indoor cricket we might get this winter...
If you’re reading this, then you’ve probably noticed that things have changed a bit around here!
About 5 years ago, the site moved from its previous home on HitSports to a new site based on the website I’d developed for my previous club (but which was even then several years old). That site has served well, but it was difficult to develop new features for, as I no longer worked with the content management system it was built on.
So, a couple of years ago (!) I started work on a complete rewrite, built on the system I work with and develop every day at work. But it’s only thanks to lockdown this year that I’ve been able to spend the required time to get the site finished. And here it is...
The most obvious change is the design; the majority of the functionality mirrors that of the old site, but there are a few new features already, and I’ll now easily be able to add more features over the coming months.
Another significant change is the main site URL. The site is now on the snappier hambledon.cc (but don't worry, any links to the old hambledoncricketclub.co.uk will be redirected...).
Most of the changes come on the player stats pages. We now have profile pictures of players, with more information to be added in the future:
It’s now possible to filter the stats more precisely - so you can show stats for multiple seasons, teams or fixture types, and even see whether you do better at home or away:
And there are also some nice charts to give a visual representation of a player’s performances. There are currently 2 graphs: one shows how your average changes over time (all linked in to the filters you’ve set), and the other shows how many scores have been made in each 10-run band:
Finally, there are now individual pages to show centuries and five-fors - again, all able to be filtered on the same criteria:
I’ve got a list of features I want to add in the future, but if you have any ideas, please get in touch (and also if you have any problems with the site...).
Sunday sees the annual colts/parents day at Hambledon! Please note the timings below...
10:00 to 11:30 - Under 7s and 9s
The Under 7s and 9s will play 3 games – one on the artificial, one on the strip in the grass up by the sheds, and one on a strip down by the clubhouse. These games will all happen at the same time.
11:30 to 2:00 - Under 11s and 13s
The Under 11s and Under 13s will play a game on the artificial. At the same time, the girls Squad will play a game on the strip up by the sheds.
2:30 onwards - Senior Colts
Senior Colts (Year 9 upwards) versus Parents – 25 or 30 overs a side.
Toby Wingham (c)
Kevin Wingham (c)
For the matches, please can the colts wear their Hambledon Blue kit, but for the adults, please wear cricket whites if you have them, otherwise we will give you the sponsored adult blue kit from the store at Ridge Meadow. Please make sure you give it back at the end!!
From 11:00 onwards, the BBQ will be going for burgers, sausages, etc, courtesy of the Restells and Adrian McGrath (Macca) – the BBQ will still be hot when you get there, but do please arrive before 1pm if you want food before we start, it will all have been eaten by the end of the match!
As always this season, please note and adhere to all the COVID-19 precautions that are in place.