Hampshire county cricket teams
Hampshire county cricket teams have been traced back to the 18th century but the county's involvement in
As elsewhere in south east England, cricket became established in Hampshire during the 17th century and the earliest village matches took place before the
A Latin poem by Robert Matthew in 1647 contains a probable reference to cricket being played by pupils of
In 1680, lines written in an old Bible invite "All you that do delight in Cricket, come to Marden, pitch your wickets".