Cricket historian Stephen Saunders has compiled a bibliography of The Hambledon Club and Broadhalfpenny Down. Please let us know via the contact page of any errors or omissions so we can update this list. 


The Wiccamical Chaplet, A Selection of Original Poetry

edited by George Huddesford

pub. Leigh, Sotheby & Son 1804

Cricket Song. For The Hambledon Club, 1767

by Rev. Reynell Cotton (pages 131-133)


Pierce Egan’s Book of Sports and Mirror of Life

printed for T.T. and J.Tegg, Cheapside, London 1832

No. XXII The Cricketers (Hambledon – page 338)


The Young Cricketer's Tutor

by John Nyren

pub. Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange, London 1833

(ten further editions were published)


Leigh Hunt’s London Journal, Wednesday, May 21, 1834

Containing review of The Young Cricketer’s Tutor and a personal description of John Nyren


The Cricket Field

by James Pycroft

pub. Longman, Brown, Green and Longman 1851

(eight further editions were published)


Chronicles of Cricket

pub. Swan Sonnenschein & Co., London 1888

including Nyren’s Cricketers Guide


Nyren’s Cricketer’s Tutor

A New Edition with an introduction by Charles Whibley

pub. David Nutt, The Strand 1893


Hambledon – E. V.Lucas’s Pilgrimage of 1896

Scrapbook. Also containing another pilgrimage described in Bailey’s Magazine of April, 1903


Old cricket and Cricketers

by H.H. Montgomery, D.D.

pub. H.Stracey Gold, London & Wright & Co. London  1890


The 1p Pictorial Magazine –July 7th 1899

edited by Charles P. Sisley

article: The Cradle of Cricket

             by Julian Felix

             with photographs by S Montgomerie


A Peep into the Past

by W.R.Weir

pub. Ayres 1902


Nyren’s Cricketer’s Tutor

(The Sportsman’s Classics)

edited with an introduction by F.S. Ashley-Cooper

pub. Gay and Bird, London  1902


Memorials of old Hampshire

edited by G.E.Jones

pub. Bemrose 1906

contains ‘The Hambledon Cricket Club’ by Horace Hutchinson


The Hambledon Men

edited by E.V.Lucas

pub. Henry Frowde, London 1907


Hambledon v. All England 1908

Illustrated Souvenir of the Cradle of Cricket

no imprint 1908


Hambledon, Hants, Past & Present

with 34 Original Etchings by the Authoress

by Dora Goldsmith

pub. T.Martin & Sons, 11 & 12 The Broadway, Bromley 1908


The Cradle of Cricket. A Hambledon Souvenir

by W.R.Weir

pub. Wright & Co. 1908 (2nd edition 1909)


The Illustrated London News, August 12 1922 – 246

The Bithplace of Cricket: Hambledon, Hants

by E.H.D. Sewell



All About Lyss

by Mrs. Bashford

pub. D.H.Watney   1922


The Hambledon Cricket Chronicle 1772 – 1796

by F.S.Ashley-Cooper

pub. Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London 1924


Cricket Match. New Year’s Day 1929

Broadhalfpenny Down, Hambledon, Hampshire Eskimos v. Invalids



The Cricketers of Hambledon

song with chorus for voice and piano

composed by Peter Warlock (pseudo.), words by Bruce Blunt

(composed for the above match)


A Match at Cricket

Hambledon v. H.M.S.Nelson, Broad-Halfpenny Down, 1st August 1931

souvenir programme printed on board H.M.S.Nelson,  Portsmouth 1931


East of Itchen

by Gordon Lee Wheeler

pub. Wodeland Publications, Guildford 1932


English Leaves

by E.V.Lucas

pub. Methuen & Co. Ltd., London 1933

including John Nyren and The English Game


Nyren. A Short Bibliography

by G.Neville Weston

privately published 1933


Cricket, Its Origin and Development

introduction by T.W. Garrett

by George L. Garnsey

pub. John Sands Ltd., Sydney  1935


The Island

by F.B. Young

pub. Heinemann 1944

including ‘On Windmill Down A.D. 1789’


The Field is Full of Shades

by G.D. Martineau

pub. Sporting Handbooks, London  1946


Cricket on Saturday

by Graham White

pub. Sporting Handbooks Ltd., London   1947

contains chapter entitled The Way Back


The Cowden Clarkes

by Richard Daniel Altick

pub. Oxford University Press   1948


The Cricketer’s Tutor: 1833

introduction by Neville Cardus

wood engravings by John O’Connor

pub. The Dropmore Press, London   1948

From Hambledon to Lord’s. The Classics of Cricket

edited by John Arlott

pub. Barry Shurlock & Co. Ltd., Winchester 1948

new edition 1975

including The Cricketers of My Time by John Nyren


Inns of Sport

pub. Whitbread & Co. Ltd. 1949

including The Bat and Ball, Hambledon


Cricket all his Life

by E.V. Lucas

assembled and arranged by Rupert Hart-Davis

pub. Rupert Hart-Davis   1950

contains chapters on Hambledon and John Nyren


Hambledon v. Feathercombe 1928-1950

The story of a village cricket match

by W. Dean

pub. Milford, Surrey 1951


Hambledon Cricket and The Bat and Ball Inn

by Diana Rait Kerr

pub. Henty & Constable (Brewers) Ltd. 1951

reprint 1963


A grand Coronation festival old-time match at cricket on Broad Halfpenny Down

Saturday 30th May 1953

The Men of Hambledon v. Ancient Firemen

pub. Buckley Press Ltd. 1953


The Men of Hambledon v. Ancient Mariners

pub. 1958


Grand Bi-Centenary Cricket Match (1757-1957)

on Broad Halfpenny Down, Sunday, 14th July, 1957

Hambledon v. Dartford

pub. Kemp Bros. & Wooton, Ltd., Gosport 1957


The Reynell Cotton Memorial Match

Rudgwick C.C. v. Rev. David Sheppard’s XI

souvenir programme May 23, 1959


The Lord’s Taverners versus Broadhalfpenny Brigands

Sunday 8th September 1963



The Cricket Quarterly Volume 3, Number 2   Spring 1965

pub. Rowland Bowen, Eastbourne, Sussex

article: The Nyren Descent


The Nyrens of Eartham and Hambledon

by Edmund Esdaile

pub. Boscombe Printing Co.  1967


The Young Cricketer’s Tutor

John Nyren

introduced by John Arlott

pub. Davis-Poynter Ltd., London  1974 


Hambledon, The Biography of a Hampshire Village

by John Goldsmith

pub. Winton Publications Ltd., Winchester 1971

revised edition  Phillimore & Co, Chichester 1994



by W.W.Varney

pub. various n.d.


Hambledon & Denmead

Photographic History of Village Life to 1950

by Terry Norman

pub. Norman Mather & Associates, Alresford  1976


Bicentenary Cricket Match

Hambledon C.C. v. England (M.C.C.)

on Broadhalfpenny Down, Hambledon, Sunday, 31st July, 1977



Hambledon Guidebook

by Kenneth Roberts

pub. Hambledon Parish Council  1978


Village Cricket

by Gerald Howat

pub. David & Charles (Publishers) Ltd., London   1980

contains chapter entitled Eighteenth Century Village


250th Anniversary of the Noble Sport at Slindon Cricket Club

pub. Interscope, Bognor Regis   1981

significant detail on Richard Newland


Final of the Village Knock-out Competition

Hambledon versus Toft (Cheshire), Saturday, 26th August, 1989



Down Your Way

by Brian Johnston

pub. Methuen, London   1990

contains chapter entitled The South which refers to the

500th programme from Hambledon


The Glory Days of Cricket

The Extraordinary Story of Broadhalfpenny Down

by Ashley Mote

pub. Robson Books, London   1997



John Nyren’s The Cricketers of My Time

The Original Version

introduced and edited by Ashley Mote      

pub. Robson Books, London   1998


Hambledon Cricket Club  250 not out

Millennium Souvenir 250th Anniversary Programme

pub. for the club by Holbrooks Printers Ltd., Portsmouth   2000


Start of Play

Cricket Culture in 18th century England

by David Underdown

pub. Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, London   2000


Hambledon’s Cricket Glory

by Ronald Knight

pub. Bat and Ball Press, Weymouth, Dorset


Here’s The Hambledon Club

The Story of Hambledon Cricket Club 1796 – 2000

by Neil Jenkinson

pub. Downend Books, Winchester   2001



The Men and the Myths

by John Goulstone

pub. Roger Heavens, Cambs.   2001


James Aylward:  The Untold Story

by Roy Clarke

pub. Cricket Lore Ltd., London   2001


Hambledon Cricket and The Bat and Ball Inn

pub. Hambledon Trading Company/Brindley Cards   2004

facsimile reprint specially produced for Friary Meux Ltd.  2008


Centenary Cricket Match on Broadhalfpenny Down

Hambledon XII v BHDA Invitation XII

Saturday, September 13, 2008

souvenir programme


Cricket at Hambledon & Broadhalfpenny Down

by Dave Allen

privately printed  2009


The Open Road

by E V Lucas

pub. Mr Grant Richards 1899

containing article on Tom Sueter by John Nyren.


Some Cover Shots

A Cricket Anthology

Compiled by F J Chapple

Pub. Jonathan Cape Ltd., London 1924

Containing sub-chapters: The Spirit of Hambledon – John Nyren

                                         William Beldham and David Harris – John Nyren

                                         Cycling round Hambledon – W R Weir


The Cricketer Spring Annual

A Cradle of Cricketers

Bt A Country Vicar


The Cricketer Annual 1925-26

Winchester XI 1925 at the foot of the Hambledon Memorial


Notes and Memories of a Sports Reporter

by E H L Watson

pub. London  1931

(Chapter VII on Nyren’s Young Cricketer’s Tutor)


Badger’s Green

A play by R C Sheriff

Followed by the Cricketers of My Time by John Nyren

Pub. J M Dent & SonsLtd., London 1936


Hampshire County Magazine, April 1948

Containing: Hambledon – Cradle of Cricket by B M Guernier


The Lord’s Taverners  v. Broad halfpenny Brigands

At Broadhalfpenny Down

Sunday 10th September 1961



Hampshire the County Magazine June 1969

Hampshire Village Alphabet – Hambledon by Michael Kennett


Hampshire the County Magazine July 1969

Hambledon the Cricket Village by John Arlott


Tales of Old Hampshire

by Cecelia Millson

pub. Countryside Books, Newbury, Berks  1980

(cover Bat & Ball Inn Sign, Chapter: Cricket at Hambledon)


John Nyren: The Man and His Book

by E V Lucas

Article published


Lord’s Taverners v Broadhalfpenny Brigands

At Broadhalfpenny Down Sunday 10th September 1961  programme


Hambledon C C v. R M C Gilliat’s Hampshire XI

At Brook Lane, Hambledon. Saturday 2nd September 1978



Alresford Displayed – Winter 1978-79

Paper No.9 Alresford’s Famous Cricketers by John Arlott


Tales of Old Hampshire

By Cecelia Millson

Pub. Countryside Books, Newbury, Berks 1980

Chapter: Cricket at Hambledon


Wisden Cricket Monthly September 1983

Article: Crocket’s Bestseller by John Arlott


Final of the Village Knock-out Competition

Hambledon v. Toft (Cheshire) Saturday 26 August 1989



Bat & Ball C C Invitation XI v. Hampshire C C C

On Tuesday 20th June 1995 on Broadhalfpenny Down

Celebrating centenary as members of the County Cricket Championship

Souvenir brochure


Official Opening of The New Pavilion

Broadhalfpenny Down Association Patron’s Invitation XI v

Broadhalfpenny Brigands C C Chairman’s XI

Tuesday 22 June 1999  programme