About Us

The Broadhalfpenny Down 
Preservation Trust (BDPT)

The Broadhalfpenny Down Preservation Trust (BDPT) was incorporated in 2010 and granted charitable status in 2012. It is responsible for raising the funds to fulfil the following objectives: 

1. For the benefit of the public to protect, preserve, maintain and improve the historic cricket ground at Broadhalfpenny Down as a feature of special historical interest and its facilities;
2.To promote community participation in healthy recreation by providing the cricket ground for the training and playing of cricket for the benefit of (amongst others) young people including those with learning difficulties and disabilities and those who might otherwise have limited access to recreational facilities;
3. To promote the education of the public on matters connected with the history of the cricket ground and thus the history of cricket itself;
4. To do all such things as shall be conducive to the attainment of the above objects.

It is BDPT's responsibility to raise the funds required for the maintenance and improvement of the ground and the hosting of matches and events it sponsers. 

The Broadhalfpenny Down Association (BHDA) was set up in 1996, on the initiative of Winchester College, owners of the freehold, and The Broadhalfpenny Brigands CC, lessees of BHD, to ensure the long-term future of Broadhalfpenny Down, on which cricket continues to be played regularly for the enjoyment of players, spectators and the many who make pilgrimages to the ground from all over the world. 
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Visitors are most welcome to come and watch cricket on Broadhalfpenny Down or just to enjoy visiting the ground. Access to the balcony, from which there is a magnificent view of the ground and to the southwest, is by an open staircase on the North West corner of the pavilion.

Supporting our efforts

We hope as many of you as possible will help BDPT to fulfil it's objectives. Please click the link below to see ways in which you can support us. 
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