Heritage Research Bursary

The Hambledon Heritage Society was established to ensure OUR VILLAGE heritage is understood, documented and appreciated by current and future generations.

Many village residents have supported the aims of the Society, with important contributions such as the compilation of the village scrapbook, publication of booklets and articles plus of course the popular speaker’s presentations at the Annual General Meeting, with topics ranging from dendrochronology, WWll memories through to famous residents and associated village houses.

The Society continues with its programme of research activities but is now wishing to encourage, new, interested Researchers to add to this programme, by offering two, Heritage Research Bursaries of £100.00 each for 2017-2018.

These Bursaries are designed primarily to attract young Researchers, who are in full or part time education, are normally Hambledon residents or progeny of current residents and are interested in conducting village heritage research, selecting a topic of their choice. However, research has no age limitations.

Examples of such topics could be; glass manufacturing, the workhouse, why a two-centred village?, the lime kiln and its uses etc. but new and innovative topics would be welcome.

To apply for one of the research Bursaries or just to make an enquiry, please write to or call Stephen Maycock, a member of the Hambledon Heritage Society committee who will be pleased to discuss the Bursary programme in more detail.

Maycock.steve@gmail.com  or 01428-682230.

For further information regarding the Hambledon Heritage Society and its activities please contact, Ross Kilsby,  Chairman, 01428-685622.

Hambledon Cricket Club Match Report

Following a late cancellation from Cranleigh on Saturday afternoon, the league side picked up 28 points without a ball being bowled. Good for points but disappointing not to play to be perfectly honest.

On the plus side, the Friendly side were short of 4 players so the difference was easily made up with the addition of few eager league players. We played a very enjoyable match at Bramley with Hambledon agreeing to bat first without the need to toss a coin.

This was a timed game so that Bramley had a chance to draw 😉 We put on 181 all out without runs coming freely from Ben Plant 45, Oli Bayne 40 and Mark Burton 24. It was clear that 150 was probably too much for Bramley as they lost early wickets and never looked liked getting close to our score. We managed to spread the bowling about generously so that the game lasted until the final over. (stats are on Play cricket website) Euan Pusey got 3 for 6, Joe Herman 2 for 5 and Lee Hacker 2 for 22. The final over was given to Chase Pusey for his first bowl of the day with about 6 slips in the cordon! He got the final wicket lbw with just 2 balls left in the match!

It was a very entertaining afternoon with plenty of beer, cider, pimms and wine on offer all afternoon as well as a fabulous BBQ. A good day was had by all which was continued by the hard core in the Jolly Farmer in Bramley!

Thanks to all and especially the organisers at Bramley.

Mark Burton

Hambledon Cricket Club’s youngsters to act as Mascots at the ‘World Cup’ Final!

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 15.28.14I am delighted to announce that our village cricket club has been asked to play a starring role in one of the biggest international cricket matches of the entire Summer. This is a very big day for the club, and one of which the whole village can be proud.

You have probably all enjoyed seeing our village youngsters cavorting about the cricket green on a Saturday morning, some of them as young as 6 years old! It is surely one of the happiest sights of the whole Summer. Well, suddenly these youngsters have come of age. On June 18th, at the Oval, 30 of our young cricketers will walk out arm-in-arm with 22 of the world’s best international players, as the teams and umpires take to the hallowed turf to commence battle in the ICC Champions Trophy final. A far cry from the village green indeed!

The International Cricket (ICC) Champions trophy is, in effect, a kind of mini world cup. The worlds best teams such as England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies and India will all be competing for a place in the final match and our lucky 30 will be acting as mascots and flag-bearers during the pre-match announcements and the playing of the National Anthems.

The youngsters will also be on the pitch during the tea break, demonstrating their cricketing skills in front of a sell out crowd of maybe 25,000. And a worldwide audience of many millions will be watching them on the television!

We feel very privileged to have been selected as the lead club for this event and we are very grateful to Surrey CCC and the International Cricket Comittee for offering us this opportunity.

The important thing to note is that we were selected, in the words of the competition’s organizers, as a tribute to all the hard work that has been done by club members and villagers, at the very grass roots level, to keep Hambledon CC operating at its current level and making us ready to receive our safeguarding certificate (known as ‘Clubmark’).

For this I really feel that we should put forward the names of Arthur Blackman and Tony Strudwick for our very special thanks. They have both devoted years of their lives to the club, and to the village… As a former player, I can state that were it not for the efforts of these two gentlemen, the club would be a very different place..and Hambledon’s young cricketers would never have been given this chance to experience a day that they will surely remember for the rest of their lives. Thank you Arthur, thank you Tony, from all of us.

Let’s pray for good weather on June 18th.

Hambledon Gets Busy

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It’s that time of year when Village activities come along thick and fast. To help you keep track, the Village web site maintains an up to date calendar. On the right hand side of the Home page is a list of the closest upcoming events, to see the whole calendar, click on the “Calendar” tab in the menu at the top of the page. Once you’ve accessed the full calendar there’s also an option to subscribe to the calendar, this will create a copy of the village calendar on your own computer or mobile device.

If you know of an event that is missing from the Calendar, please let the web team know.

Some events of particular note coming up soon:

Saturday 16th April – Hambledon Cricket Club kick off their season with a friendly match at home against Grayswood

Thursday 20th April – Hambledon Peddlars first ride of the season (meet at The Village Hall at 6pm)

Thursday 27th April – The Annual Parish Assembly (at the Village Hall, doors open 7:30pm)

Saturday 29th April – Hambledon Village Clean Up followed by BBQ at the Shop

Monday 1st May – Morris dancing at dawn on Hydon’s Ball followed by breakfast at The Harriers

Saturday 13th May – Hambledon Village Hall Spring Quiz

 

 

 

Upcoming Games at Badger Park – Hambledon FC

Club HouseGames are coming thick and fast for our teams. Come down to Badger Park to take in a game and cheer the boys on. A nice warm clubhouse awaits.

5th Nov   Hambledon 1st XI v Chessington K.C  1:30pm KO

6th Nov   Hambledon Vets v Milford & Witley Vets 10:30pm KO

12th Nov  Hambledon 2nd XI v Shottermill & Haslemere 2nd XI 2pm KO

All information and details can be found on our website   Hambledon FC Website