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  • Hugh Griffiths remembers Brian Gardener in All Out Cricket

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    All Out Cricket’s end-of-season tour to the Isle of Wight has been a highlight for years. The ground at Newclose became something of a second home to the team. Our very own Hugh Griffiths, a volunteer with the Newclose CC charity, remembers Brian Gardener – the man behind the ground. With thanks to All Out Cricket magazine Read the article here

  • Quiz Night at Newclose

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    This Friday 20th March we are hosting a quiz night. Arrive 7 for 7.30pm, £7 entry includes hot buffet supper. Enter as a team of any number, or join a team if you’d like to come along. Email griffithshugh@sky.com or call 01983 407772 for more info or to book.

  • Obituary from ‘The Times’ – Tuesday 17th February 2015

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    The following obituary was published in The Times and on their website on February 17 2015, and we wanted to share it with you.  Businessman who created a cricket ground from farmland and dreamt of bringing the game’s biggest names to the Isle of Wight Brian Gardener built the cricket enthusiast’s fantasy ground. Not dissimilar […]

  • Sad to announce the death of Brian Gardener

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    It is with great sadness and regret that we write to advise you that Brian Gardener passed away on Monday 19th January at a hospital near his home in Buckinghamshire. Brian had been unwell over the Christmas period and was admitted to hospital shortly before he died in his sleep last Monday. A remembrance service will […]

  • 2015 Cricket Fixtures

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    See below for 2015 fixtures list, up to date as of 16th Jan 2015. As always, if you have any questions at all contact us for more information.      NEWCLOSE COUNTY CRICKET GROUND FIXTURE LIST 2015 Subject to change Start MAY Sat. 2 May Ventnor v Havant 1.00pm SEPL Sat. 16 May Ventnor v South […]

  • Happy New Year from Newclose

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    January has arrived! A new year and a whole season of cricket to look forward to! Catch up on all things Newclose rleated and find out about our forthcoming Race Night here

  • Christmas celebrations at Newclose

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    We invite you to join us for Christmas dinner at Newclose County Cricket Ground on Thursday 4th December 7pm for 7.30pm. Choose from a range of delightful starters, mains and desserts and enjoy all three courses for only £16.95. Book early to avoid disappointment – call Dan Scott on 07854 107960   MENU £16.95 Soup of […]

  • The Chequers join Newclose

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    We are delighted to announce that the team from The Chequers Inn have taken over the catering and functions at Newclose County Cricket Ground. The Chequers, located in nearby Rookley, is renowned for good food and great events so we can expect more of the same at Newclose. Booking are already being taken for private […]

  • September news from Newclose

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    As we head towards the end of a wonderful summer both in terms of weather and cricket we look at some recent fixtures and forthcoming events. Read the full newsletter here.

  • MCC Universities v Kent 2nd XI Match Report

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    In memory of Keith Newbery the flag at Newclose was at half mast throughout the three days of the recent ECB First Class Counties Championship match between MCC Universities and Kent 2nd XI. The match ended in a draw, after any one of four results had seemed possible late on the final day.  Kent’s exciting […]