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The Trustees of Broadhalfpenny Down Preservation Trust and Committee of Broadhalfpenny Brigands are grateful to be part of a wonderful cricket-loving community.


We are indebted to our groundsman, Pete, and ever-vigilant "Ground Member" of the Committee, Harry, for their year-round efforts in maintaining the ground and preparing wickets to play on. Thank you to Fuller’s for providing our famous London Pride covers, and to the Jay family for going above and beyond to improve our facilities.


Two features of cricket at Broadhalfpenny Down are splendid cricket teas (featuring tea bags from our Friends at Yorkshire Tea) and post-match refreshments at the Fuller's Bat and Ball public house and we thank all those who make this such a highlight.

Cricket at Broadhalfpenny Down is immeasurably improved thanks to our strong links with the Marylebone Cricket ClubHampshire Cricket Board, the Royal Navy, Hambledon CC, and Winchester College, and we are grateful to the ECB (a hat tip to former President Ian Lovett) and Winchester District Council for the assistance they provided during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Barmy Army have been generous in their support and Serious Cricket provides Broadhalfpenny Brigands with their branded kit.

Speaking of kit thank you to B3 Cricket who designed and made the limited edition cricket bats that are available to buy in the shop.


We appreciate the support from artist Jack Russell who captured Broadhalfpenny Down in its glory before the new pavilion was built and did so again in 2022.


Our website was built by OMO Design with support from our favourite radio station, Classic FMMembers of the old Hambledon Club, Nina Bates and Clive Barnett assisted with historical research; Stephen Saunders and Dave Allen did fact-checking, shared some lovely photographs, and helped with a bibliography.


Toby and Jack of Cricket District, and Stuart Palmer, provided drone footage of Broadhalfpenny Down, Ryan Pierse, Dave Vokes, Dave Bodymore, Dougie Henderson, Milly Henderson and Russell Sachs have all provided us with photographs for use on the website. Other images were supplied from players and supporters, and from Getty and Alamy under license. The talented Renars Fazlutdinovs designed the Broadhalfpenny Down logo.

Jon Hotten, Elgan Alderman, and Ivo Tennant have all written articles of late about the cradle of cricket we have reproduced their words within the website.

Broadhalfpenny Down is a stunning event location and we have worked closely with Lewis Marquees over the years to create a magical setting for weddings, parties, and private events.


We also thank the generous support from friends such as Sytner Land Rover (who have provided match shirts), technology consultancy Ensono Digital, the world's leading cricket helmet manufacturer Masuri, gorgeous stumps from Sticky Wicket, player of the match prizes from Hambledon Vineyard and Veuve Cliquot (who also celebrated their 250th anniversary in 2022) for supporting Women's cricket.

To stay up to date, and see the occasional lovely bit of cricket history or photography, follow us @cradleofcricket on Instagram. Even better, become a Friend and use the Donate button on the website.

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