A quintessentially English cricket match between the Royal Southern Yacht Club and the Island Sailing Club took place in the middle of the Solent this morning (Sunday).
The annual Bramble Bank gathering always attracts a large crowd and today was no different. As the sun peered over the horizon, cricketers and supporters from the local sailing clubs descended on the exposed sandbar.
The first match is said to have been played in the 1950s at the behest of Uffa Fox.
The uneven surface and restricted playing space means the match is less of a serious competition and more of a social occasion – one that always attracts the interests of photographers such as Patrick Condy, who captured these photographs…