The scene is set for the special match at the ‘Cradle of Cricket’ to Launch the 250th Anniversary of First Class Cricket Commemorations between the Broadhalfpenny Brigands and the Hampshire Huskies.
The Brigands team includes:
The Huskies include local players from Hambledon, Havant and Portsmouth as well as invited Journalists:
Umpires: Mark Haylett, Bryan Burns, Nick Harris, Clive Barnett
Scorers: Peter Danks, Caroline Beardall
Previous New Year’s Day Games featured The Eskimos v The Invalids in 1929, and Hambledon v Adi Aymes Benefit XI in 2000. The format this time is pairs cricket, 4 overs per pair.
Coffee at 11.30am, Match commences at Noon, Roast Dinner available in the Bat and Ball at 2.30pm.