Dartford Cricket Club
|Dartford Cricket Club|
|Home venue:||Dartford Brent|
|No. of titles||3|
|Notable players:||William Bedle
Dartford Cricket Club is one of the oldest in England and its origins date from the early 18th century, perhaps earlier.
Dartford players were reckoned by Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, writing in his diary in 1723, to "lay claim to the greatest excellence" among English cricketers.
Dartford produced several famous players in the 18th century including cricket's earliest known great player William Bedle. Later players included William Hodsoll, John Bell, John Frame and Ned Wenman.
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- Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744-1826), Lillywhite, 1862
- H T Waghorn, The Dawn of Cricket, Electric Press, 1906
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