Hampshire Cricket Heritage  Publications

Hampshire Cricket Heritage's 

Own Recent Booklets

2. Hampshire County Cricketers update 2019-2021 (2022) Dave Allen

3. Derek Shackleton; the Ageas Bowl Display (2023) Dave Allen

4. Champions: Hampshire's County Championship 1973 (2023) Dave Allen

5. Ordained Hampshire Cricketers (2024) Stephen Saunders - New for 2024

Number 2 has sold out although both it and the full original publication Hampshire County Cricketers are available on PDF. There are still a few copies of the other three available. Please contact Dave Allen (Historian) via the Utilita Bowl or at davehccc@gmail.com

New Publication for Spring 2024

Number 5 in the HCH Booklet Series 

The very latest publication and the fifth booklet from HCH is called "Ordained Hampshire Cricketers." Written by Stephen Saunders, it features the 29 church men who have played at least one game for Hampshire,  starting in 1805.  Entries in this fascinating collection of biographies of ordained vicars include Rev. Canon John Glennie Grieg  (Hampshire Career 1901-22) who leads the way with 77 games.

Rev. Gilbert Laird Osborne Jessop was the only child of "The Croucher" - of 1902 Oval fame - and his 3 appearances came in 1933 after he joined Havant CC. All original research undertaken by Stephen and a welcome addition to the collection.

Anyone wishing to purchase a copy for £10 (including postage) should contact Dave Allen at

: davehccc@gmail.com

Number One in the Series


Kyle Abbot’s 17-86 against Somerset at the Ageas Bowl in September 2019 were the finest figures - by a pace bowler - ever recorded in a first class fixture in the history of cricket in this country. The achievement prompted Dave in 2020 to launch the first monograph produced by Hampshire Cricket Heritage.

Number Two in the Series 

In 2022, Dave Allen wrote this booklet as an update to the second edition of his book Hampshire County Cricketers. It includes those that played in the 2020 Bob Willis Trophy and covers the years 2019-2021.

Number Three in the Series 

The third one on DEREK SHACKLETON complements the new Shackleton display in the Pavilion which Dave organised in conjunction with the club. Dave wrote in his book "Hampshire County Cricketers", in his entry for Derek, "By a number of statistical measures, pace bowler Derek Shackleton was the greatest of all Hampshire bowlers".

Number Four in the Series 

50 years on from the brilliant championship win against all the odds (66-1 at the start of that season in 1973), Dave’s account of that triumph became available to buy for £5 last March. It is a limited edition of 100 - with a few still left to buy, if you contact Dave at: davehccc@gmail.com