2019 Handbook details ground changes


Following the formation of the Southern League (SL) in 1969, a general inquiry in 1970 initiated by Noel Fisher showed a widespread interest among clubs tired of the surfeit of draws in ‘friendly’ cricket and looking for a competitive edge with rewards, in the form of promotion, for success.


The following clubs have changes of ground and contact information different from the 2019 HCL handbook

Fawley CC, Bramshaw CC, Kerala CC, Parley CC, Havant CC, Colden Common & Otterbourne & Sporting Wessex CC, Bransgore CC 3rd.

Details for each club below:

Bransgore 3rd XI have lost the use of the East Christchurch Social Club (ex BAe systems) cricket pitch. However, they have been kindly allowed to use the Hospital Services’ Cricket ground which is situated behind what was the old St. Leonard’s Hospital, just off the A31.

The main point is that the pitch is ARTIFICIAL so please  NO METAL SPIKES.

The address of the ground is:

Neptune Drive

BH24 2FB

This is a non-turf strip so please ask players not to wear metal spikes.


From the East

Come via the M27 and A31. Carry on past Ringwood and don’t take the A338 turnoff to Bournemouth. Keep going west on the A31 over a roundabout and then past the St Leonards Hotel on your left.

At the next roundabout turn left onto Boundary Lane and then first right onto Victory Way. This leads into a new housing estate. Take a left turn onto Neptune Drive and this will lead you to our car park at the back of the pavilion.

From the West

Via A31 past the West Moors and Ferndown turnoffs. Go past the Esso garage and over the first roundabout. Pass St Leonard’s Hospital on your right and the Woodman Pub on your left. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit to Boundary Lane and first right onto Victory Way. This leads into a new housing estate. Take a left turn onto Neptune Drive and this will lead you to our car park at the back of the pavilion.

Fawley CC

Post code for ground is SO45 2PA.

Bramshaw CC

1st XI: Michael Kingston 07377 879126
2nd XI: Kaushal Patel 07979 123484
3rd XI: Phil Curl 07514 229934

The location of the third team ground is Forest Road, Nomansland

Kerala CC

The handbook has two grounds listed under Kerala CC, Portsmouth – Rugby Camp and Farlington. The council had allocated both  1st and 2nd teams to Rugby Camp.

Both teams play their home games at Rugby Camp, Norway Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5EP.

Parley CC

An update of the contact for Parley 1st team and ground that Parley 2nd and 3rd teams play on are:

The 1st team captain for this Club is now Alex Nippard.     07845 652892.

The ground for their RD1SW and RD2SW teams is now:

Littledown Sports Centre




From East take M25;  M3 then M27 and eventually A31 towards Ringwood.     From Ringwood follow the A338 (Wessex Way) signposted to Bournemouth.    After 6.8 miles turn left at exit A3060, as signposted then, at the Cooper Dean roundabout, take 1st exit left onto Castle Lane East (signposted Lyndhurst A35).     Proceed for 0.5 miles and then turn right at main traffic lights intersection;  then take 3rd exit at roundabout into Littledown Centre Car Park.     The Littledown Centre is situated opposite the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

From North and West:    Head for A31/A338 junction (Ashley Heath) just outside Ringwood and then take A338 (Wessex Way) to Bournemouth and then follow directions as above.

Havant CC

The Havant 2nd team play at 2nd XI  Havant Park PO9 1HH

Colden Common & Otterbourne & Sporting Wessex

The handbook detail for the home playing ground for  3rd team of Colden Common & Otterbourne& Sporting Wessex CC is wrong in the handbook.

The home venue is:

University of Southampton Sports Ground

Wide Lane


SO50 5PE

The University Grounds are located opposite Southampton Airport Parkway Station on Wide Lane. Leave the motorway (M27) at junction 5 and follow signs for the station. The entrance to the ground is on your left just after you have passed the station on your right hand side.

Contacts are:

1st XI ADAM BURROWS…..07500 184558 [email protected]

2nd XI KIERAN ALLEN…..07951 218818 [email protected]

3rd XI BRANDON MATTHEWS…..07791 012060 [email protected]