The Bram­ble Sand­bar in the cen­tral Solent, halfway between Southamp­ton and the Isle of Wight, is a sand­bar that only appears once a year dur­ing the spring. As a result of low tide, a coast appears, open­ing for no more than one hour before the return of the flow of water. When­ev­er this hap­pens, two local clubs arrange a friend­ly crick­et match on the sand­bar. This tra­di­tion has been going on for 50 years.
weird cricket match

Dozens of boats from the local yacht club and numer­ous spec­ta­tors gath­er at the Bram­ble sand­bar to wait for the tide to go down. As soon as the shore is shown, the match begins and pas­sions boil in earnest.

cricket match
The hilly coast­line and numer­ous pud­dles indi­cate that this is a more fun event than a seri­ous crick­et match. An ele­men­tary con­fir­ma­tion of this is the deter­mi­na­tion of the win­ner of the game of crick­et. The win­ner here is pre-deter­mined, as the two clubs alter­nate for the title every year, no mat­ter what the bal­ance of pow­er is dur­ing the match. Thus, no one will be offend­ed, and all par­tic­i­pants in the crick­et com­pe­ti­tion will receive a lot of pleas­ant impres­sions.

As men­tioned above, the game lasts for about an hour until the water returns. After that, the play­ers return to their boats and go con­tent­ed to the Isle of Wight, where they are wait­ing for a cel­e­bra­to­ry din­ner.

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