SZ5099 : Brambles Bank Cricket Match

taken 8 years ago, 3 km from Calshot, Hampshire, Great Britain

Brambles Bank Cricket Match
Brambles Bank Cricket Match
Each September the Island Sailing Club from Cowes and the Royal Southern Yacht Club from Hamble contest a cricket match on the Bramble Bank, a sandbar exposed only at the very lowest tides.

As the victors play host to the post-match celebrations, it helps if the winners are prearranged, and so they are: the ISC win in even years and the RSYC in odd ones. Match-fixing in cricket is alive and well.

In 2012, the combination of a strong south-westerly wind and a low tide that really wasn't especially low meant that there was some doubt about whether the sea would recede entirely from the bank.

This photograph shows players from the ISC having just taken the, er, field. Cricket's favourite admiral - for complex reasons, scores of 111, 222, 333 etc. are known as "Nelson", "double Nelson", "triple Nelson", etc. - watches from the (forgive me) deep.
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Date Taken
Monday, 17 September, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 25 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Sport, Leisure  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 5016 9929 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:47.4609N 1:17.3842W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 5046 9833
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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