They are due to meet in a pre-season friendly at Hayling Park on Saturday (1pm) – 45 years to the day the HCL was born.
P & S, newly promoted to Southern Premier League Division 3 this season, won that original match by 16 runs, Steve Munday scoring the first half-century in Hampshire League history.
The late Noel Fisher bowled the first ball in that match 45 years ago. Current HL chairman Denis Emery faces a late fitness test on whether he can do same.
P & S lined up that day: S Munday, Elliott, Hellier, Winsor, Jones, Winter (capt), McIlwaine, Jenkins, Khan, Pennifold, Pratt. Tony Weld umpired and Mike Pepper was the scorer.
Hayling Island players of that era included: former Portsmouth footballers Brian Lewis and Harry Harris, Dick Payne, Alan Boniface, Don Loomes ,Gordon Poffley, Brian Parker, Greg Carson, Mike Fletcher, Tony and Mike Izzard, John Charlton, Dave Gorman, and Brian Cordell, whose son Rob (an XL Club member) still plays at the club.