The Mary Caroe Cup – this Saturday

This Saturday 22nd August will see the annual cricket match between The Cricket Club and The Village Shop on the Cricket Green. As of this year, the contest will be for the Mary Caroe Cup.

Mary was lost to Covid earlier this year and as we slowly return to some normality with this cricket match, in this strangest of years, it feels fitting to establish this fixture in her memory. Mary was feisty, fair, took no prisoners and always seemed to have a smile on her face, the cricket will be played in that spirit.

Please come down and support the teams. Play starts at 1:30pm and the match is 30 overs a side. Bring a picnic and a blanket, the Cricket Club bar will be open, gin may be available and someone will have the shop keys if supplies run low.

The weather forecast is good. Let’s remember Mary how she’d like us to, having some fun.

Training offered in Hambledon for use of life-saving defibrillators

Training in the use of defibrillators (AEDs) is being offered to residents following the installation of one inside the former telephone kiosk at the Hydestile Crossroads.

This takes the number of defibrillators in the village area to five; outside the village shop, on the exterior wall of the Merry Harriers, at St Peter’s Church, at Hambledon Football Club’s ground at Badger Park, and now at Hydestile.

Alison Martin, a Busbridge Parish councillor who helped arrange for the AED (automated external defibrillator) to be installed in the traditional red kiosk – which has also undergone renovation in the process – has arranged for a training session to be held in the meeting room at St Peter’s Church, Church Lane, Hambledon, on Saturday September 28th.

The training will be given by an expert from the London-based Barts City Life Saver organisation, a charity that teaches life saving skills and originated from St Bartholomew’s Hospital. The session begins at 11am with basic life saving training, then AED training at 2pm followed by baby and child resuscitation at 3pm. Participants can opt to attend the whole session, or part.

AED’s are used on people suffering from sudden cardiac arrest and, along with Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, can greatly increase survival rates.

Training will be free to the Hydestile volunteers on the Busbridge Parish Council-sponsored rota, but to all others there will be a nominal cost of £20 per person to cover the costs of the trainer travelling to and from London and a donation to the charity’s work.

Anyone in the village can register to attend. Please contact Alison Martin at email or by phone on 01483 893619.

If you would like to know more about the work of the charity please visit



Junior Cricket

Our facebook page has launched for the youth section, so that people can get to know more about HCCC.

As well as our Youtube Channel which will have many updates and exciting features coming soon.


Our outdoor training has begun at hambledon Community Cricket Club, Vann Lane.
U12s Training is on Friday’s from 6 to 8 pm, U11s and U9s and below Saturday’s from 10am to 12pm with Pizza on Friday nights!!
For more information, contact Caroline Tristem: or ring 07860 618262