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The cradle of cricket

Oct 12, 2007: Hambledon's name conjures up an image of rustic locals playing the game in front of the Bat and Ball pub. The reality is quite different

Martin Williamson

September 1994

Behind the romantic fa├žade

Nov 17, 2004: David Underdown dispenses with the rose-tinted spectacles often associated with the game in the 18th century and tours the grounds of southern England courtesy of the diaries of John Baker, a regular spectator at Hambledon's matches in the 1700s...

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