Alton Victorian Cricket

Sunday 24th June 2018

 

Alton Victorian Cricket

Sunday 24th June 2018

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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.

Latest News

2017 Order of Play

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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 First Ball 10:00 The Eight Bells vs The White Hart 10.50 Warren Powell-Richards vs Harvesters 11.40 Railway Arms vs Alton College 12.30 The Alton Masons…

The 2017 Charity – Cardiac Rehab

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Cardiac Rehab (Basingstoke & Alton Cardiac Rehabilitation Charity Ltd) celebrate this year the 20th Anniversary of its purpose built Cardiac Rehab Centre based in Alton, however the story starts 21 years before that! In 1976 Dr Hugh Bethell helped to start a movement that changed the way those who had…

In loving memory of Ian Burrows

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The Alton Victorian Cricket Match started in 1983 and Ian was on the original organising committee. Committee Chairman for many years, Ian then took on the role of Vice Chairman in 2007. He served on the committee until his last cricket day in June 2016. Ian’s role involved all the…

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