Annual Bramble Bank cricket match in middle of Solent

The match happens once a year

The annual Bramble Bank cricket match took place in the middle of the Solent in the early hours of Sunday 15th July.

The sandbank near Cowes, off the Isle of Wight becomes visible once a year at the lowest tide. The event has been taking place since the 1950s. This year the Royal Southern Yacht Club from Hamble and the Island Sailing Club from Cowes gathered for the game along with a number of spectators who also braved the tide.

As usual, play stopped when the water came in. The Hamble side won with help of the England cricketer, Stuart Broad. He said it had been "... the most unique game of cricket I have ever been a part of. It’s fantastic to see cricket bringing local communities together to play the sport we all love in such a quirky location.”