Kew Cricket Club

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Although the earliest reference to Kew Cricket Club is in 1737,[1] we know that cricket was played in in Kew, previously in Surrey but now in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in 1732. In August 1732, the Whitehall Evening Post reported that Frederick, Prince of Wales attended "a great cricket match" at Kew on Thursday 27 July.[2]

Today's Kew Cricket Club [1] has four Saturday League teams, a Sunday League team and a Sunday friendly team. Kew Cricket Club operates a thriving Colts section, fielding league teams at the U17, U15, U13 and U11 levels. The current 1st XI team plays in division one of the Thames Valley Cricket League. The 1st and 2nd XI teams play their cricket matches at Kew Cricket Club Ground on Kew Green, and the 3rd and 4th XIs play at St Mary's University's grounds in Teddington.

History[edit]

Kew Green

Significant dates in Kew Cricket Club's history:

  • 1732 Frederick, Prince of Wales, attended "a great cricket match" at Kew on Thursday 27 July.[2]
  • 1737 Cricket first reported on Kew Green.[1]
  • 1824 Enclosure of Kew Green by Private Act of Parliament.
  • 1872 Foundation of Kew Cambridge C.C.
  • 1876 Kew Cambridge C.C. given permission to cordon off wicket.
  • 1881 Amalgamation of Kew Cambridge and Kew Oxford Cricket Club to form Kew C.C.
  • 1962 Kew C.C. given permission to erect a pavilion.
  • 1964 Pavilion opens.
  • 1966 Sunday cricket allowed on Kew Green.

A charity cricket match takes place annually, each May bank holiday.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Derry Drabbs (2010). The River Thames. London: Frances Lincoln Ltd. p. 211. 
  2. ^ a b G. B. Buckley, Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket, Cotterell, 1935.
  3. ^ Christine Fleming (9 June 2012). "Extra special fun at Kew Green's charity cricket tournament". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 

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Coordinates: 51°29′04″N 0°17′18″W / 51.48458°N 0.28846°W / 51.48458; -0.28846