Alton Victorian Cricket

Cancelled for 2020


Alton Victorian Cricket

Cancelled for 2020


Sadly, but not unexpectedly we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s Victorian Cricket. This is not a decision taken lightly, and it was with a heavy heart that we reached this outcome.

With the current health situation ongoing within the U.K. and no time frame as to when this may end, we owe it to our sponsors and supporters to cancel this year’s event.

Thank you so much for your support to date, and please note that we still intend to Support Home Start as our charity next year, and to give everybody the best Alton Victorian Cricket Charity Match ever!

Stay safe meanwhile.

Welcome to Alton Victorian Cricket

Established in 1982, The Alton Victorian Cricket Tournament (originally the Old Fashioned Cricket Tournament) began as a one day September challenge match between two of Alton’s most historic public houses, The Eight Bells and The French Horn. The event today is a tournament featuring nine teams of nine players, all of whom wear approximations of 19th century Victorian dress. The game between the two pubs, instituted by Alan Moxley (The Eight Bells) and Rod Ryan (The French Horn), survived most of the eighties and after a short gap, was resumed in 1991.

The aim of the day is fun for all the family, players and spectators, with an overall charitable intention. The beneficiaries for many years were Bushy Leaze and teams contested strongly (and mainly sportingly) for the ‘Bushy Leaze trophy.

In later years, the two originating teams were joined by other teams to form the present day mini league tournament. The teams proposed a charitable cause they wish to support and that became the supported charity for that year. The organising committee now follow a rigorous process for selecting a (local)
Charity each year. The tournament is now held annually on the last Sunday in June.

Proudly supporting

The Alton Victorian Cricket 2019 event will be proudly supporting…

Our Sponsors

This year, our very generous main event sponsors are

Gold Event Sponsor

Silver Event Sponsors

Bronze Event Sponsors

Latest News

25th April 2019

2019 Alton Victorian Cricket Charity Match

We are now gearing up for the ever popular family event - the 2019 Alton Victorian Cricket Charity Match. Our generous Match Sponsors this year are as follows: Gold Sponsor - WPR Estate Agents Silver Sponsors - Kemp & Stevens Funeral Directors and also Wettone Matthews Accountants Bronze Sponsor -…
30th June 2018

2018 Raffle Prize Winners

Please see below a full list of raffle prizes and the winning ticket number (if not claimed on the day). Thank you again to all of our wonderful donators. Prize Donated by Ticket # Full service (£250.00) JD Motors 261 4 x  Tickets for Glorious Goodwood (Ladies Day) *Gordon Enclosure…
23rd June 2018

2018 Order of Play

This is the planned order of play for today’s event. Of course, the timings are only approximate to allow for unforeseen circumstances! 09:45 - Mayor bowls the first ball 10:00 - Warren Powell-Richards vs Harvesters 10:45 - The Eight Bells vs Alton College 11:30 - Alton Masons vs The Railway 12:15…

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