Shalbourne’s beautiful Sports Ground is at the centre of sporting and community life. It is home to successful cricket and football teams, tennis, petanque and croquet clubs. It also hosts several large non-sporting events such as the Classic Car Show and MayDay Fair.
In 2015/16, the Shalbourne Recreation Society, which runs the Sports Ground, raised more than £240,000 (including a £75,000 Lottery Grant from SportEngland) to build a new Pavilion. This opened in April 2017 and is a fitting addition to the magnificent setting. With fully equipped catering facilities and changing rooms, the Pavilion is further enhanced by a spacious and atmospheric main hall, with glass doors opening directly onto the Sports Ground and its wonderful view.
Former England cricket captain Mike Gatting who was guest of honour at the opening ceremony of the pavilion