The Telegraph – The world’s largest cricket league is under threat as teams are leaving due to lengthy matches.

Summary

  • The world’s largest cricket league is under threat as teams are leaving due to lengthy matches.
  • More than 40 sides have left the Hampshire Cricket League in the past two seasons due to a large drop in players.
  • Now in a bid to reverse dwindling numbers new proposals include earlier finishes and tea break bans.
  • The Hampshire Cricket League has 306 teams spread over 20 divisions, with almost 3,500 village cricketers taking to the field every weekend in the summer.
  • Three seasons ago, one of the league’s oldest and most famous clubs Swan Green, which was founded by Lord Londesborough, a Tory MP and friend of cricket legend W.G.


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