We are very excited to announce that for the first time in many years Hambledon CC are planning to embark on a cricket tour. The tour is planned for the first week in August 2023, with fixtures already arranged for 31st July, 1st, 2nd and 3rd August. The tour will not conflict with the regular Hambledon league matches on the Saturdays before and after.
Accommodation is booked nearby at Lane Barton Leisure barn in Woolfardisworthy (Woolsery) near Bideford. The barn sleeps 32 in pods of up to 4 people with en-suite showers for each pod and is booked for our exclusive use.
With four fixtures and a large accommodation base we are hoping to make it a real whole club tour with players of all ages from all adult teams welcome to attend as well as family and supporters. Players under 18 would need to be accompanied by a parent. As far as players are concerned the ideal number would be 15/16 so that everyone plays at least three matches but obviously the more the merrier - although we will give choice of playing opportunities to those who sign up first.
The four fixtures are against teams who have spent much of their histories in the upper levels of the Devon Leagues mainly in the premier league. The grounds should be good venues and three of the clubs have had England Internationals either in their first teams or come through their youth set-ups.
In order to confirm both the fixtures and the accommodation we need a deposit from all those who would like to attend. We are expecting the cost of tour including accommodation, pitch fees and teas to come to approximately £120 for players and £90 for supporters, and therefore are proposing an initial payment of £60 for players and £45 for supporters with the balance to be paid when we are clearer on numbers and final costs.
In order to secure your place please email the tour manager, Jamie Lewis to let him know how many matches you would ideally like to play, and to give a rough idea of numbers. Please also transfer your deposit to the club account:
Account name: Hambledon Cricket Club
Account number: 00171487
Sort code: 30-99-20 (Lloyds Bank)
Reference: "Tour" + your name
We hope that there is plenty of interest and we can get everything in place as early as possible! Any questions, please get in touch with Jamie.