Hampshire Hogs Presidents Day 2018


President’s Day – 17th August 2018

President’s Day is the climax of Hog week, a celebration of wandering cricket with our historic 2 day fixture against the Cryptics on the Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th (where an Australian Test hopeful will be playing). Jimmy Hawkings is skipper for the first time and he hopes to follow up on a fabulous season where he made his maiden ever ton at Warnford.

The traditional game against the Free Foresters is on the Wednesday and Charlie Gwynn has a great side to play them, again, this will be his first match in charge and reports are that the Elsa Morris is planning something special for tea!

Thursday sees the Dunn family move in to action against the I Zingari –  with George Herbert making his annual appearance and perhaps even Richard will have produced the next generation by then! Tech guru Mark is in charge – here’s hoping for a family extravaganza of fun on the boundary – time for a children’s play area? Why on earth not!?

Friday sees the Club play the Presidents XI and we know that the President has been busy putting a team together that will break his duck in his third and final year in the job. With nearly 200 expected to be watching from the safety of the marquee, let’s hope that the biblical storms we had last year steer a wide berth.

On Saturday, in its new home moved from the Sunday, the Annual 6’s tournament will be played. It is an early start and a long day but this event continues to attract some of the best talent in the amateur game and serves to underline many of the new initiatives that set the Club apart. Henry Wakefield, as meticulous as ever, is in charge and it should be special.

Do come along to any of these days and enjoy great cricket, great friends, and one of the most beautiful spots on the planet.

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NB One quick note for next year is that the President’s Day will be a week earlier as the Ashes Test at Lords will be from the 14th to the 18th August so Presidents Day will be a week earlier, on Friday 9th August. This is an important date as being before the Glorious 12th a few of our members will not have ventured north!!

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