Broadhalfpenny Down, the home of the Hambledon Club, was the location of the inaugural First-Class match in June 1772 between Hampshire and an All-England team and the famed ground will be hosting two celebratory matches this June to mark the 250th anniversary of that first ever match.
Tickets for these charity matches – with all proceeds going to support the work of the Broadhalfpenny Down Preservation Trust – are on sale now and available to purchase via the links on this page.
The first match is to be played on Friday 24th June and will see a Hampshire All Star XI – including the likes of Mark Nicholas and Chris Tremlett – contest a 30-over match against an All England XI. The match starts at 1:30pm and will finish by 6pm.
The following day (Saturday 25th June) will see a Hampshire/Southern Vipers women’s XI face an All England women’s XI – with the match again consisting of 30-overs per side and starting at 1:30pm.
Tickets for Friday’s match – priced at £10 for Adults – also grant admission to Saturday’s match, while standalone tickets for Saturday’s match (£5) are also available. Under 17s go free to both matches and don’t require a ticket.
And finally, to cap off the celebrations, on Sunday 26 June Hambledon take on the Broadhalfpenny Brigands at 2pm, again at Broadhalfpenny Down – and this one is absolutely free!