History

The Hampshire Cricket Society

The Hampshire Cricket Society was formed in Basingstoke in 1975. Its aim is to provide a forum, particularly in the winter months, for all those interested in cricket.

The Society’s Patrons are Shaun Udal and James Tomlinson. Members come from all over Hampshire and beyond eg Australia, Hong Kong, etc.

Between October and March there are seven meetings each with a guest speaker. Four meetings are held at Romsey Golf Club and three at Test Valley Golf Club, near Basingstoke. All meetings are in the afternoon.

The Annual Dinner follows the December meeting at Romsey Golf Club.

The meetings provide an opportunity to hear and speak with those who are well known in the cricket world. The policy is to invite speakers from all aspects of cricket including players, umpires, authors, administrators, statisticians and others.

Recent speakers include Vic Marks, Charlotte Edwards, David Millns, James Tomlinson and Alan Fordham.

Distinguished past speakers include Hampshire Captains, former and current Hampshire Players, Godfrey Evans, Derek Randall, Derek Underwood, Graham Gooch, John Arlott, Donald Woods and Lord McLaurin.

An informative newsletter is produced for each meeting and this is posted or e-mailed to members who are unable to attend.

If you are interested in cricket, come and join other cricket enthusiasts to brighten up your winter months.