Inkpen sports at home and away.

The Inkpen Tennis Club

The news for September is that on Saturday 14th there is an Afternoon of Tennis. This is open to all the village and ends with an early evening BBQ/buffet at the tennis club.  Enter either as a pair or individually and we will pair you up.  Also please would anyone with a court who would be happy to loan it for the day get in touch with me Taj Woodgate at The ticket price is £5 per person to play and audience and supporters are welcome too.

 Also by way of a reminder the Tennis Club continues to offer:
• Club Play to which all are welcome on Wednesdays from 7.30pm and Saturdays from 5pm
• A Primary School knock about on Fridays from 3.30pm
• Coaching arranged both for children and adults. So watch out on the Facebook page and via members emails.

Inkpen Cricket Club

A cricket team has been part of Inkpen since the playing fields started and in the last few years this social club has developed to create a fantastic village team. Playing a dozen, or so, Sunday friendly matches against local clubs, mostly at the playing field in Post Office Road. Over the last few years a practice net has been installed. From fund raising events, more ground equipment has been obtained, and the social side of the club has  been grown to include an awards nights and a forthcoming tour. If you would like to play please contact us via our website at All abilities welcome.

The Gibbet Challenge

The Challenge organizer, Simon Hanna, writes: The 2019 Inkpen Gibbet Challenge attracted a 114 hardy runners to face the tough 10.4 KM course over Walbury Hill and Combe Gibbet.  The weather was perfect for running, and a lot cooler than the day before (which had unfortunately appeared to deter many of the usual on-the-day entrants). Michael Stone of Andover AC won comfortably in 40 mins 52 secs. The first lady home was Mireille Cooke in 49 mins 10 secs.  The full race results are on the Gibbet Challenge website at

As ever a number of young runners (and parents) joined in the 1 KM children's race and were rewarded with sweets and medals for their efforts.  Rachel Hanna put together the cake stall and raised £25 for Inkpen School. Sincere thanks to all the marshals and other helpers, without whose enthusiastic support our race could not take place. For the runners in Inkpen (fast and slow!), the date for next year’s Gibbet Challenge is Sunday 28th June.  But before then however we’ve got the fantastic New Year Gibbet Hangover on Saturday 4th January - see


Park Life Rovers football team to play Sunday League football on the Inkpen Playing Field during the season starting in September 2019. Anyone wishing to be a spectator is welcome to join them at 10.30am on Sunday mornings – future games and confirmed bookings for the playing field are listed on the notice board at the pavilion.

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