Hampshire Cricket History


From the Past, for the Future
April 3, 2016, 8:39 am
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The Hambledon Club celebrates the great 18th century sides. It meets twice a year at the Bat & Ball, lunches well, listens to a speaker and raises money for youth cricket. To date that’s been mostly Hambledon CC Colts or Cage 4All – the charitable arm of Cage Cricket. Yesterday I shared the stage with AWH Rayment (HCCC 1949-1958). I spoke about my new book Forever Changes the proceeds from which are going to Cage 4All

Hambledon Spencer 1

Here I am with my cover star Spencer from East Woodhay CC explaining how he came to be featured. Next to me Alan Rayment who spoke next and on the left our Treasurer, Hampshire’s Assistant Archivist and ‘blogger’ Stephen Saunders.

Hambledon Spencer 2

We presented Spencer with a club membership (number 100) and a club tie (but as it’s rather long he was excused from wearing it!) and I gave him the scorecard and Hampshire autograph sheet from his first-ever visit to see Hampshire last August.

DA & Terry C4All

Finally I presented Terry Crump with a cheque to enable Cage 4All to present a Cage Kit Set to Pompey in the Community, supporting inner-city cricket. If the book sells well, I’d like the next one to support something similar in Southampton (no blue bias here!).

(Incidentally our speaker in October is John Barclay and we shall present him with a cheque for his foundation at Arundel which does similarly good work)

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Jason Roy in such good form according to Nasser Hussain. Nearly out first ball bowled second.

Comment by Paul

Is it too late to swap Sammy for Brathwaite? . . .,

Comment by Bob Elliott

We had Brathwaite a couple of years ago

Oh no sorry – wrong Brathwaite!

Comment by pompeypop

With all due respect I hope there were some younger guests for Spencer to chat with!

Comment by James

Well I’m younger than Alan Rayment and Stephen Saunders … (he came with mum & dad and his sister and brother)

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