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2017 Final League Positions (subject to ratification)


1st XI (SPL Division 1) - currently 4th with an average of 14.64 with one game to go.

2nd XI (HCL CD1) - 6th with an average of 16.29

3rd XI (HCL CD3N) - 14th with an average of 12.67

4th XI (HCL RD2NE) - 3rd with an average 18.18 (Promoted)

5th XI (HCL RD3NE) - 12th with an average of 1.44 (2 mtaches conceded)

August 27th

Cup Fever - some you win, some you lose


Guy Jewell Cup

Our GJ "A" team convincingly won the Guy Jewell on Sunday morning against Basingstoke & NH at the Bounty.  A large HNBCC crowd saw their heros restrict Basingstoke to 104 for 8 in their 20 overs with Kevin Poulter and Anik Divecha both returning figures of 2 for 19.  In reply, Ben Thane and Matt Buckingham went early but an unbroken 4th wicket stand of 62 off just 24 balls between the Willcock brothers, (Nick 41*, Rich 24*) sealed victory in the 13th over.  Kev Poulter won Man of the Match and Rich Willcock won Moment of the Match for his great catch.


Southern Premier T20 Cup

In the afternoon following the Guy Jewell success, HNBCC's second shot at the SPL T20 semi-final at Alton proved no more promising than the first as Alton dominated the game ag.ain.  HNBCC did well to restrict the hosts to 144 for 8 with Rhodes Franklin 4 for 23 and Anik Divecha 3 for 24 the pick of the bowlers.  In reply, HNBCC lost 3 early wickets from which they never recovered, stuttering to a disappointing 91 all out.  However we can look back on a well-fought campaign.


Under 17 Kerry Cup

HNBCC Under 17s were victorious in the final of the Kerry Cup against Compton & Chandlers Ford last Thursday at the Bounty.  Batting first, HNBCC ran up a challenging total of 181 for 4 in their 20 overs, mainly thank to 95 not out from Alex Brown.  Compton & CF put up a spirited reply but were always just behind the required run rate, ending up on 165 for 4.  Well done lads, it's been a great season.

Not bad for a small club.  Hook Army!!!

August 26th

Week 17 sees 4th XI promoted

The 4th XI achieved promotion from HCL Regional Division NE2 by securing 3rd place after victory against unbeaten league leaders St Marys at Stratton Park.  Batting first, the visitors were restricted to 137 all out with Ollie May returning the remarkable figures of 5 for 8.  In reply, openers Barry Goodman (60) and Josh May (62*) put on over 100 for the first wicket, before HNBCC ran out 8 wicket winners.  Congratulations to Tony Robson and his mixture of willbees and hasbeens.

In SPL Div 1, the 1st XI completed the "double" over Portsmouth at the seaside.  Portsmouth batted first and accumulated 219 for 7, Shane Brewer returning figures of 3 for 46.  An opening stand of 125 between Ben Thane (73) and Rich Willcock (66) paved the way for a 4 wicket victory.

In HCL CD1, the 2nd XI were overpowered by league leaders Lymington II at KGV.  The visitors, batting first, posted an impressive 246 for 9 in their 50 oves, Liam Shore's 3 for 35 being the pick of the bowlers.  HNBCC's innings never got going and hampered by 2 run outs descended to 112 all out.  A disappointing finale to what was otherwise a reasonable season.

In HCL CD3N, the Dirty Birds hosted Steep at Rotherwick and ended up on the wrong side of an enthralling finish.  HNBCC amassed a competitive target of 177, Will Gee with 42 top scorer.  Stev Cates with 2 for 11 off 10 overs restricted Steep but the visitors began to close the gap, though losing wickets regularly to Luke Burgess (3 for 37) and Will Gee (2 for 36).  The result came down to the last over and the visitors hit a 4 off the penultimate ball to win by 1 wicket.  All in all, a disappointing season for the 3rd XI but they comfortably avoided relegation and blooded a lot of Colts players into adult cricket which should stand the club in good stead for future years.

Performance of the day? Ollie May 5 for 8 for 4th XI.

For scorecards (where available), go to the Fixtures and Results section, select the team you want to view, then select Here on the match you want to view.

August 19th

Week 16 is a bell ringer!

That a week is a long time in Cricket was no better demonstrated yesterday by all teams winning, just 7 days after all teams lost.  This resulted in the ringing of Coach’s Bell for the first time this season.

In SPL Div 1, the 1st XI comfortably beat Rowledge by 71 runs.  Setting a target of 253, largely thanks to 75 not out from Nick Willcock and 54 from Josh Buckingham, HNBCC bowled Rowledge out for 182, with 3 wickets a piece for Kev Poulter and Shane Brewer.

After last Saturday’s dismal performance, the 2nd XI bounced back at New Milton with a 48 run victory in HCL CD1.  Batting first, HNBCC set a decent target of 212 for 8, with 55 from Jack Robson and 40 from Ben Allnutt.  In reply, the hosts were well set at 95 for 1 but faded dramatically to 164 all out, mainly at the hands of 3 wickets each for Kish Parmar and Liam Doran.

In HCL CD3N, the Dirty Birds travelled to Tichborne Park and bowled and fielded with spirit to restrict the hosts to 134 all out, the pick of the bowlers being Ollie H-B with 4 for 35 and James Dovey with 3-21.  A fine 50 from Mad Dog and 45 not out from Ollie H-B guided the 3rd XI to their target with only a few nervous moments.

Visiting Herriard in HCL RD2NE, the 4th XI struggled for runs on a difficult pitch and long outfield, ending up with only 110 for 9 off their 42 overs, Barry Goodman making the major contribution with 50.  The home side found life even more difficult against the HNBCC bowling attack, ending with a dramatic collapse to 63 all out at the hands of Peter Hook (5 for 6) and Alex Cates (3 for 7).

Performance of the day? Peter Hook 5 for 6 for 4th XI.

For scorecards (where available), go to the Fixtures and Results section, select the team you want to view, then select Here on the match you want to view.

August 12th

Dismal day as all four teams lose in Week 15

Things can only get better as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th XIs all lost yesterday.  The 1st XI restricted Sarisbury to 195 with Ben Thane and Anik Divecha picking up 3 wickets apiece.  In reply, HNBCC never gathered any momentum and subsided to 145 all out, Ben Thane top scoring with 46.

At KGV, the 2nd XI bowled Rowledge out for 160 (Colin Lye 3 for 23) and, in reply, were comfortably placed at 100 for 3, only to collapse to 147 all out, Harry Warner top scoring with 42, and so ending their run of 5 consecutive victories.

In a bizarre game at rather damp fortress Rotherwick, the Dirty Birds entertained Chawton who were asked to bat first.  The visitors looked well set at 76 for 2 but lost their last 8 wickets for the addition of just 16 runs in the space of 8 overs, with 4 wickets for Will Gardner.  HNBCC also found runs hard to come by but were comfortable enough at 36 for 1 before a collapse set in, the last 9 wickets falling for 31 runs in 18 overs.

The 5th XI were hoping for a victory in their last match of the season at Easton & MW and, with 166 on the board at the end of their 42 overs, a positive outcome looked a possibility.  However, the hosts had other ideas and coasted to a 7 wicket victory.  The youngsters who have played for the 5th XI this year have gained priceless experience which they will undoubtably take forward through the remainder of their Colts careers and into full-time adult cricket.

Let’s hope all teams can bounce back next week.

Performance of the day? Will Gardner 4 for 13 for 3rd XI.

For scorecards (where available), go to the Fixtures and Results section, select the team you want to view, then select Here on the match you want to view.

July 29th

All HNBCC league games washed out in in Week 13


July 30th

SPL T20 Quarter Final versus Bashley Rydal postponed again until next Sunday

July 23rd

HNBCC Under 15s (representing Hampshire) reach Regional Finals after fine win over Parley in second round of National Cup

Coach, Vinny Garner writes:

HNBCC U15s qualified for the Regional Finals a week tomorrow at Millfield School (31st July) to play Exmouth or St Just. Tough game at Parley this afternoon in the showers.....we got 147 in the main thanks to a great skipper's innings from Harry (Mad Dog) Robson and a super 31 from Billy Wyatt. Others chipped in against a decent attack on a tricky green track.
Parley got off to a flyer and came off for rain at 51-1 off 7.1.....game in balance.  Billy Wyatt & Will Gardner turned the screw with 8 top overs and Calum Doran and Charlie Bland finished them off. Good catches and a superb show of class behind the stumps by Josh May including a top draw stumping.
First time we have progressed this far in the National competition. May start searching for hotels for Sunday night as we start semi final at about 10.30am.
Proud Coach VG


July 22nd

All HNBCC league games washed out in in Week 12


July 23rd

SPL T20 Quarter Final versus Bashley Rydal postponed until next Sunday

SPCL T20 Quarter Final Day Sunday 23rd July
T20 Sunday.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [60.5 KB]

July 15th

1st XI stop the rot, 2nd XI and 4th XI continue winning streaks, 3rd XI and 5th XI under stress in Week 11

After two disappointing displays, the 1st XI returned to winning ways with a last over victory at Liphook & Ripsley.  Rhodes Franklin (3 for 40) and Kev Poulter (1 for 30) were the pick of the bowlers in restricting the home side to 236.  Ben Thane (67) led the run chase supported by steady middle order contributions, leaving Anik Divecha to hit the winning 4 with 3 balls to spare.

Back at KGV, OT & Romsey were bowled out for 216 including 30 wides! (that's effectively 5 extra overs!), with wickets shared about.  In reply, Jack Robson (85) was the mainstay of the batting before Ben Allnutt and Dan Moore guided HNBCC over the line.

Liss got off to a fast start against the Dirty Birds who eventually did well to restrict their hosts to 230 all out, largely thanks to Andy Hook's 4 for 21.  HNBCC also started strongly but lost wickets regularly as the innings fell away to 174 all out.

Josh May (134) was the star of the 4th XI's total of 221 for 3 at the Home of Cricket aka Stratton Park.  Crown Taverners could only muster 146 in reply, with 8 bowlers each taking at least one wicket.

Another disappointing day at the office for the 5th XI at Petersfield, posting a modest total of 134, James Watterson's 43 being the pick of the batters.  The home side chased the runs down for the loss of 4 wickets, Piers Armstrong with 2 for 27 having the most success with the ball.

Performance of the day? Josh May with 134 for the 4th XI

For scorecards (where available), go to the Fixtures and Results section, select the team you want to view, then select Here on the match you want to view.

HNBCC Cricket Force Day 8th April

There was a good turnout of members and volunteers at Saturday's Natwest Cricket Force Day held under clear skies and in warm sunshine.  A good number of pre-season jobs were ticked off and we will hopefully be ready for the start of the 2017 season.  The pictures below captuer some of the action and inaction of the day.  Thanks to all who attended, to those who weren't there but attended the earlier working parties, and to R. Collard Skip Hire who kindly sponsored a skip.

2017 SEASON 


HNBCC will be running five adult teams in the Southern Premier and Hampshire Cricket Leagues on Saturdays, a Sunday team, and a mid-week league team, as well as a eight colts teams (see Colts section).  Team captain details are as follows:


1st XI - Matt Love

2nd XI - Kevin Light

3rd XI - Vinny Gardner

4th XI - Tony Robson

5th XI - Mark Watterson


Sunday XI - Luke Simpson

Midweek XI - TBA


Head of Colts Cricket - Matt Wyatt 


Links & Downloads

2017 Membership Form
HNBCC Membership Form 2017.docx
Microsoft Word document [47.8 KB]
2016 Sponsorship Letter
HNBCC Sponsorship Letter 2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [120.4 KB]

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Head of Colts and Under 9

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Under 11

Jon Webster

07776 184339


Under 13

Russell Day



Under 15

15A - William Campbell

07768 904591

15B - Jeremy Curd

07824 866547

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