Tues 25th October 2016

2017 league structure revealed

Sway 1st XI's promotion to CD2 has been confirmed with the announcement of the Hampshire Cricket League divisional structure for 2017.

County Division Two
Andover II
Basingstoke & NH III
Bournemouth II
Compton & C Ford
East Woodhay
Easton & MW
Fair Oak II
Ferndown Wfrs
Locks Heath
Old Basing
Redlynch & Hale
Totton & Eling II

So a lot of first time, and tough opponents next season for Sway 1sts. Notably a game against Ellingham who just 3 years ago won CD1 before having a disastrous 2016 season. There will be 3 potential long trips to North Hampshire with games against Andover II, Petersfield and Basingstoke III, the 2nd highest placed 3rd XI in the county after St Cross. Sway will also get the opportunity to avenge their disappointing National Village Cup defeat to Easton & Martyr Worthy.


RD1 South West
Bashley Rydal IV 
Bramshaw II 
Bransgore II  
Ferndown Wfrs II 
Hythe & Dibden III 
Lymington III 
Lyndhurst & Ashurst
Mudeford II 
New Milton III 
Parley II 
Sway II 
Winton II 

Sway 2nd XI RD1 will have a very familiar look with plenty of games against old friends and rivals. Sway will certainly be looking to kick on and finish even higher in the table especially given that 4 sides enjoyed additional promotions from RD2 - Hythe & Dibden III (5th with 7&3 record),   Bashley IV (6th with 7&5), Christchurch (7th with 7&6) and Bramshaw II (8th with 5&8). Sway will also be looking forward to another derby with Lymington III after they were relegated from CD4. Sadly one side who will not be taking their place in the league this season is Exbury who have folded - a sad loss to both the HCL and village cricket in general.



RD2 South West
Bournemouth V 
Brockenhurst II 
Cadnam II 
Dorset Indians
East Christchurch
Fawley III 
Lymington IV 
Milford on Sea
New Milton IV 
Paultons III 
Pylewell Park II 
Suttoners II 
Sway III 
Verwood II 

Whatever happens in 2017, Sway 3rds will finish in their highest ever league position. With just 4 of the teams in the 2017 division surviving from 2016, the league is a real mix


RD3 South West
Bashley Rydal V 
Bransgore III 
Burley II 
Cadnam III 
Christchurch II 
Ellingham III 
Ferndown Wfrs III 
Hordle Village
Hyde II 
Hythe & Dibden IV 
Langley Manor IV 
Lyndhurst II 
Mudeford III 
Parley III
Parley IV 
Sway IV 

The best news for Sway 4ths is that as a result of the league re-organisation, they will have a full roster of league fixtures and not much travelling to do!