Damerham cricket club is situated in the Western downland village of Damerham on the Northwest edge of the New Forest. Read more >
Damerham is a little New Forest village three miles west of Fordingbridge. It is in Hampshire, though only a few miles from the borders with both Dorset and Wiltshire. Cricket has been played at Damerham for around 180 years. Graham Colbourne, who has been DCC Secretary for a full third of that time, has team sheets and subs lists dating from 1832.
We currently run one league team playing on Saturday afternoons in the Hampshire league and one league team playing on Wednesday evenings in the Wimborne & District league. We also run a Sunday friendly team with around 10 fixtures throughout the season, where all players regardless of standard are very welcome to come along.
Damerham is a little New Forest village three or four miles west of Fordingbridge. It is in Hampshire, though only a few miles from the borders with both Dorset and Wiltshire. Although the local authority is the New Forest District Council, it’s not officially within the borders of the New Forest National Park.Though apparently it is part of Cranborne Chase, and falls within the Cranborne and West Wiltshire Downs Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. So now you know.
From prehistory to the present, Damerham's extraordinary landscape includes archaeological sites of national importance. Damerham Archaeology Project allows you to help preserve and investigate this landscape. You can find out about the latest discoveries, take part in archaeology events, support our work and join our fieldwork and excavation team.
The bar at The Compasses is the best part of 80 yards from the pavilion, so it’s a bit of a trek, but we can usually make it in there after a game to talk endless cricket drivel. What went wrong, what went right. That was never LBW. (No-one is ever out LBW.) What were you thinking, trying to run me out like that? Yeah, for Usain Bolt, maybe. How quick that fast bowler was, how lucky that opening bat was. THAT catch. Man, that was some catch. That sublime late cut. Late what?