Home of the Legendary 18th Century 
Hambledon Cricket Club

A beautiful cricket ground opposite ‘The Hutt’,  now ‘The Bat & Ball Inn’

The Hambledon Club, formed in around 1750, was the first proper cricket club. By the 1760s it was acknowledged as the authority responsible for the development of new techniques and the laws of cricket. Their changes in the laws and techniques transformed cricket from an occasional country pastime to a national sport, which became an international sport in the following century.

About Us

The Broadhalfpenny Down Preservation Trust (BDPT) is an incorporated company and registered charity. It is responsible for raising the funds necessary to fulfil its objectives, which include securing the longterm future of BHD, support for young cricketers, particularly the disadvantaged, visually impaired cricketers and others that may not have access to sports facilities.
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To achieve its objectives, BDPT seeks support from charitable organisations, corporate bodies and individuals, whose donations may be gift-aided increasing their contribution by 25%. Others may join our 50/50 Club, which costs £60 per year and qualifies them for 10 prize draws during each year. 
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Our Events

There is a busy cricket programme
on Broadhalfpenny Down (BHD) Cricket Ground, which is in ourFixtures Section 2017. The ground may be hired for private
matches. BHD is also an excellent venue for wedding receptions, private parties and various receptions.    
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Broadhalfpenny Down
Hyden Farm Lane
Clanfield, PO8 0UB

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