Alton Cricket Club at home on the pitch playing for T20 regional final place

At 1pm this Sunday, 8th August at Jubilee Fields, all eyes will be on Alton’s team when they are at home to the Kent T20 champions, Tunbridge Wells Cricket Club.

This milestone match is effectively the last 16 of the National competition of the T20 Vitality Cup and the winners will go on to play in the Southern Regional Finals on the 15th August. The National Final takes place in September.

Alton CC T20 Vitality Semi-Final - Batting

To get to this stage, Alton CC put in a great performance to beat Sussex winners, Eastbourne CC, and Tunbridge Well CC won their game against Surrey’s Reigate Priory team. Now the two teams will face each other in the final 16 of this exciting cup competition.

Homes is a proud sponsor of all the senior and junior teams at Alton CC and the club is close to the company’s heart, as many of the employees have either played for them at some time or now have children enjoying junior cricket with Alton CC.

Rob Price, Joint Managing Director at Homes comments: “We sponsor both the senior team and all the kid’s teams at Alton. It’s a brilliant club; lots of old friends from when I used to play there, and now my daughter Imogen plays in the girls U9s and loves it!

Not only is the cricket and training superb, but everyone gets along socially and we have regular barbecues and fun events throughout the season for members to meet up and enjoy.”

Alton Cricket Club has developed into one of Hampshire’s Premier Cricket Clubs and have a strong playing membership including Men, Ladies, Boys and Girls playing at Senior and Junior level.

Alton CC T20 Vitality Semi-Final - Bowling

Alton Cricket Club is one of the oldest cricket clubs in Hampshire dating back to 1869. The club’s home ground is at Jubilee Playing Fields, on the western side of Alton bordered by the Watercress Railway embankment and Northfield Road, in the north of Hampshire. Laid in 1974 as a purpose built playing fields for Alton’s local community.

The Jubilee Playing Facilities includes two turf cricket squares, an artificial wicket and two pavilions. The main cricket pavilion, the Harry Baker Pavilion, has changing facilities for players and umpires and a kitchen facility. Attached to the Harry Baker Pavilion is the Alton Cricket Club bar. The bar includes a new refurbished veranda area that overlooks the main playing field.