Wednesday 18 August 2010

Brambles Cricket Match - The Solent

On Saturday 14th August 2010 the annual Brambles cricket match was played out in the Solent. Yes! in the Solent. At  a full or new moon as the first signs of a Autumn start to appear, for a brief spell a sandbank appears in the middle of the Solent and this, since the 1950's, has been put to good use; most recently by the Island Sailing Club and the Royal Southern Yacht Club. Early Saturday morning the teams sailed out to wait for the strip of sand to reveal itself. This years game was won by Island Sailing Club and in the short time the bank was above water, the two teams played out seven overs before returning to their vessels and heading back to shore.

For more information on the Annual Brambles Cricket match please take a look at these links below, and if you have access to the bank next year, why not go out, set up your deck-chair and enjoy a piece of British eccentricity at its very best.

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