SU6351 : May's Bounty

taken 4 years ago, near to Basingstoke, Hampshire, Great Britain

May's Bounty
May's Bounty
Near the end of the cricket season.
May's Bounty Cricket Ground
The first recorded game of cricket here was in 1817 when the ground was known as 'The Folly'. In 1880 the ground was bought by Lt. Col. John May, of the town's brewing family, who later built the pavilion. The ground subsequently became known as May's Bounty after he donated the ground to the cricket club paying there. These days it is the home of Basingstoke & North Hants Cricket Club.
Hampshire CCC first played a game here in 1906, however in recent years only sporadic fixtures are now included. The most recent county championship game to be played here was against Durham in the 2010 season.
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6353 5153 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.5640N 1:5.4563W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6365 5149
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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