Category Archives: cricket news

  • Ashes stars come to Newclose

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    An exciting day at Newclose as Hampshire take on the Elite International Cricket Academy in a two day match 18th and 19th June. Plus news on memorial matches for Island cricket heroes Keith Newbery and our founder Brian Gardener, Ventnor 1st XI, Juniors and over 50s. Read the newsletter here. 

  • News of Hampshire at Newclose reaches The Times

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    Article on County Cricket as featured in The Times on Wednesday 18th March 2015 Wight-ball game part of Hampshire’s festival revival Festival cricket at holiday venues, a dying pastime in England and Wales, will be revived this summer when Hampshire return to play on the Isle of Wight, subject to a ground inspection this week, […]

  • 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

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]