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In a short series for BBC Radio Solent, Bruce Parker taps into the south's rich history.

With the help of experts from across Hampshire Dorset and the Isle of Wight and using BBC South’s archive.

This week Bruce turns his attention to the South’s sporting connections.

Former Southampton Football Club manager Lawrie McMenemy reflects on his time at the club, including that famous 1976 FA Cup final victory.

The game of cricket is reputed to have been cradled in the Hampshire village of Hambledon. The cricket historian Dave Allen talks about the history of the game.

Former BBC Radio Solent sports editor John Smith and player Leroy Angel discuss the history of Winchester Rugby Club.

And Bruce checks in to the world's oldest bowling green - in existence in Southampton for more than seven hundred years.

For those travelling across the south of England today, there is travel news as it happens.

BBC Radio Solent offers a choice of listening on a Sunday evening, with Bruce on 96.1 and 103.8FM, on 999 and 1359 AM and on the BBC iPlayer.
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2 hours

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Sun 29 Jan 2012 17:00