The Bramble Bank match is an annual cricket challenge that takes place in the middle of the Solent. Representatives of sailing clubs at Cowes and Hamble take part in the event until the tide rises and declares the game finished. Sally Simmonds reports.
Representatives of sailing clubs at Cowes and Hamble have taken part in a cricket match mid-Solent. The Bramble Bank match is a challenging one, played on a sandbank - with the players negotiating the ebbs and flows of the water, getting very wet in the process.
No stranger to challenging circumstances - as the first person to sail single handed and non-stop around the world between 14th June 1968 and 22nd April 1969 - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston also put in an appearance.