Photo: Patrick Condy

PHOTOS: CRICKETERS TAKE TO BRAMBLE BANK FOR SUNRISE MATCH

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Photo: Maritime Filming UK

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.

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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…

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Az-zahra Aziz
Az-zahra Aziz
1 year ago

Great to see some British eccentricity having fun, far too many eccentrics trying to ruin democracy by preventing us leaving the EU in the true sense of the world. Howzatt

Rog
Rog
1 year ago

Whose turn was it to win

Paula Poulter
Paula Poulter
Reply to  Rog
1 year ago

ISC.. and we did!..!

Don't tell him pike.
Don't tell him pike.
1 year ago

Top hole old boy .tea anybody ?

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