Croydon Cricket Club

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The original Croydon Cricket Club was one of the oldest in England with origins going back to the early 18th century and perhaps earlier. It played most of its matches at Duppas Hill. The earliest record of the club is in the 1707 season when it played two matches against London Cricket Club.[1]

Croydon had a very strong team in the 1731 season, beating London four times.[2] The Croydon club was interchangeable with Surrey as a county at that time.

Croydon continued to be prominent through the 1730s but was less so in the 1740s and the club was barely mentioned again after that except in a few minor matches. It is believed to have disbanded in the later part of the 18th century and there is no modern equivalent.

References[edit]

  1. ^ H T Waghorn, The Dawn of Cricket, Electric Press, 1906
  2. ^ G B Buckley, Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket, Cotterell, 1935