“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 Colts section, with over 150 junior playing members.

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

Winter Nets 2022

Indoor training starts on Sunday 16 January, at Crookhorn College, Stakes Hill Road, Waterlooville PO7 5UD.

New players are welcome!


Under 9 (Years 3 & 4), Under 11 (Years 5 & 6), Under 13 (Years 7 & 8)

Sundays on Jan 16 & 30, Feb 27, Mar 13 & 27
12.30pm to 2.00pm

Adults & Under 15 (Years 9 & 10)

Sundays on Jan 16 & 30, Feb 27, Mar 13 & 27
2.00pm to 3.30pm

For further information on the Colts training, please contact Theresa Pratt, Colts Coordinator.

Appeal for players to register with Play-Cricket!

Now that results for all our league games are submitted to Play-Cricket, and we are doing an increasing amount of scoring using the Play-Cricket Scorer app, the ECB are encouraging as many club players as possible to get registered on the Play-Cricket website.

This has benefits for the ECB, of course, but also for us as a club (makes it easier for us to manage the scoring and keep everything consistent) and for players as individuals (you can create a link between your cricket at Hambledon, and performances in the past or future at other clubs, should you ever leave...).

To get registered, go to our Play-Cricket site and click on Sign in at the top right. If you already have an ECB user account, log in with that and you'll be taken back to the Hambledon site; if not, click on the Register button below the login form and you'll be walked through signing up.

Once you're back at the Hambledon page, click on the User account icon at the top right and choose Join this site*. That's it - we'll then approve your membership of the site ASAP, and you may get a confirmation email (I'm not sure).

Thanks in advance - I hope to see registration requests from lots of you!

* If you don't see that link, it probably means you're one of the 20 or so who are already registered.

To all parents of budding cricketers

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.

Hambledon Cricket Club is at Ridge Meadow, Brook Lane, Hambledon, just to the North East of the village.

COVID-19 update: indoor cricket

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...

Next home fixture

Saturday 16 April, 1:00pm

Friendly v tbc

Ridge Meadow

Club sponsor

De Mellow & Co Wealth Management

Upcoming fixtures

Sun 12 Dec

Adult Indoor A v Hampshire Bowman


Adult Indoor B v XIIth men B


U16 Jets Indoor v Portsmouth B


U13 Indoor v Grayshott


Sun 19 Dec

Adult Indoor C v Portsmouth Academics


Sun 2 Jan

Adult Indoor B v Gosport Borough B


Sun 9 Jan

Adult Indoor A v Portsmouth A


Latest results

1st XI league table

Team P Ave
Hambledon 18 20.36
Hook & Newnham Basics II 18 18.50
Langley Manor 18 15.33
Portsmouth & Southsea 18 15.18
Gosport Borough 18 14.25
Trojans 18 12.08
Basingstoke & North Hants II 18 11.93
Purbrook 18 9.25
Hythe & Dibden 18 8.45
Tichborne Park 18 4.67


Indoor Duty: Hambledon C

Indoor Duty: Hambledon B

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