Hambledon Cricket Club, founded in 1750, is very active during the Summer months and draws its support from cricket enthusiasts living up to 15 miles around the village. Matches are played at Ridge Meadow on the north side of Brooks Lane, the road that bypasses Hambledon to the north joining the roads from Hambledon to Clanfield and Droxford. It is about 1 mile west of Broadhalfpenny Down where the great games in the heyday of the Club were played. The Club's most notable success in recent years has been reaching the finals of the English Village Cricket Championship.
Currently the Club fields three XIs and three Colts (Youth) sides -Under 11,13 and 15. There are senior team Home fixtures for every Saturday afternoon from mid April through to September. On Sunday afternoons there is a Home match virtually every week. New in 2000 was the Ladies Section who play in the ladies National Club League under the Hambledon banner. The full fixture list for the year is posted on the Hambledon Cricket Club Notice Board at the entrance to Manor Farm in the middle of the village and is available from the Fixtures Secretary. The Club runs coaching and practice sessions each season. Colts coaching takes place for U9 and U15 on Friday evenings and U11 and U13 on Monday evenings from the beginning of May until the end of the schools' summer holidays.
For more information on the Hambledon Cricket Club, please go to their website - www.hambledoncricketclub.co.uk