Surprise U-turn allows New Forest cricket clubs to swing open

RECREATIONAL cricket will make its long-awaited return Saturday after a surprise U-turn by the UK government. Prime Minister Boris Johnson had previously stated that it was not yet safe to play the game at grassroots...

Southern Premier League to arrange League Cup if cricket returns

THE ECB Southern Premier League (SPL) is planning to launch a two-part 40-over red ball regionalised League Cup competition this month – if the government does a U-turn on its lockdown policy and gives...

Simon Says charity helped by New Milton Cricket Club’s generosity

NEW Milton Cricket Club have continued their charitable contributions after they made a £1,000 donation to the Simon Says charity. The Simon Says charity was set up in 2002 and specialises in child bereavement support...

Local cricket still suspended after crunch ECB meeting

LOCAL cricket leagues have confirmed that competitions below county level will not return before 1st August. After an urgent meeting with the ECB last week, the decision was made to continue the original suspension which...

‘Cancelled’ cricket leagues could still start amid crunch talks with ECB

THE Hampshire Cricket League and Southern Premier League will find out whether they will be able to start cricket before 1st August this week. Earlier in the week, Hampshire Cricket League announced they had cancelled...

New Milton CC coach Beck endures garden marathon for NHS

NEW Milton CC coach and first-team player Ryan Beck has completed a full marathon from his own garden. Beck, who has been entertaining people in lockdown with viral cricket videos – which he has dubbed...

New Milton cricket coach on digital drive to keep kids active

NEW Milton Cricket Club coach Ryan Beck has been putting children through their paces with daily exercises during the lockdown. Beck, who plays for New Milton first team in Southern Premier League Division One, is...

Southern Premier League advises not to cancel fixtures yet

A LOCAL cricket league is pressing ahead with fixtures despite the majority of sport in the area falling victim to coronavirus precautions. The Southern Premier Cricket League (SPL) is currently not advising to “postpone or...

Brockenhurst father and daughter go in to bat for Lesotho HIV

A BROCKENHURST father and daughter have brought All-Stars children’s cricket to hit HIV and AIDS for six through health education. Martin Sampson, who plays for Brockenhurst Cricket Club, and his seven-year-old daughter Ellie, who is...

Parley CC refused promotion over ground concerns

​PARLEY CC have once again been refused promotion into the Southern Premier League, even though they won the Hampshire League championship last year. On-going accreditation issues have torpedoed Parley’s ambitions, with the previous season’s outfield...
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