Once a year, two nautical clubs challenge one another to a rather unusual cricket match, taking place in the middle of the Solent.
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.
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 Sunday 1st September.
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. Below is a video of last year’s event:
When: 1st September 2019
Where: Bramble Bank, in the middle of the Solent, near Cowes
£: Boats out to the cricket match are organised by the sailing club and its members
More info: www.islandsc.org.uk