When: 24th August 2017
Where: Bramble Bank, in the middle of the Solent, near Cowes
What is it?
The Bramble Bank Cricket Match is an annual event between the Royal Southern Yacht Club, based in Hamble, Hampshire, and the Island Sailing Club, based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.
Each year the clubs challenge one another to a rather unusual cricket match, which takes place in the middle of the Solent.
You might wonder how this is possible, but Bramble Bank is a sandbar situated in the Solent. This sandbar is uncovered during low tides, making it possible to play a very wet game of cricket on the sand.
The match is more of a fun event than a serious one, and this year’s challenge will take place on Thursday 24th August.
Despite its location, the match still manages to attract a few hundred spectators every year, and has featured on several TV shows, due to its eccentricity.