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Monday, 26 January 2015

Join the Village Cricket Team

Milford on Sea's local village cricket club dates back to at least 1772. With such a significant history, it is sad to have heard that it is currently in danger of not being able to field a side for the coming season which starts in May.

The club which plays in the beautiful surroundings of the Barnes Lane Recreation ground has lost many of its key players over the past few years and sadly there has been a lack of interested young talent coming through to replace them. Hopefully this announcement will change that.

Given the history of the club, it would be very sad indeed if the familiar sound of leather on willow were no longer to be heard on a summer’s afternoon.

The club plays in a regional division of a Hampshire league and has held its own over the past few years. The standard of cricket is such that players of all capabilities could be accommodated in the team.

Any cricketers old or young who know which end of the bat to hold and have time to spare on a Saturday afternoon would be most welcome as new members of the club.

The club has an extensive supply of good quality equipment so all that is required is a few enthusiasts who would like have a bash. Furthermore, the club has a good social atmosphere so there is always the opportunity to talk your fellow team mates through your innings over a pint or two in the bar after the game.

History

Milford-on-Sea Cricket Club dates back to at least 1772 when The Hampshire Chronicle reported on the 7th of September a match being played at Beestem near Ringwood “for a considerable sum of money by the noted players of Milford against Ringwood, Fordingbridge and Downton”

The club has enjoyed many successes over the years including:-
  • 1995 and 2010 Winner of the Stone Cup
  • 1996 New Forest Division 1 Champions
  • 1998 New Forest Division 3 Champions

Who to Contact at Milford on Sea Cricket Club

Chairman: Chris Walford - 01590 674753 - dom.eon@virgin.net
Secretary: Barry Torah  - 01590 670317 - barry.torah@sky.com
Treasurer: Colin Brown - 07731 752694 - cbrown1360@aol.com
Club Captain: Dave Brown - 07427 684534 - decbrown1991@hotmail.co.uk

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