Cricket match in Alresfordcricket bat and ball in actionThe Ageas Bowl in HampshireMen playing cricket

Games akin to cricket have been played on the fields of England since the Middle Ages, but a game called 'crecket' first appears in 1598.

Hampshire’s own cricketing history owes much to the legacy of the Hambledon and Alresford cricket clubs and the pre-eminent players produced at Winchester College.

This website offers you an opportunity to trace the history of the development of the sport of cricket across the county of Hampshire. Why not make the city of Winchester your base as you uncover the fascinating landmarks of cricket dotted across Hampshire?

Cricket in Hampshire Leaflet (1 Mb)

Did you know? There’s a Jane Austen tour available with an itinerary that links into this one. Click here to visit the site and download a leaflet.

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