Kew Cricket Club
|Kew Cricket Club|
Cricket on Kew Green (1986), with St. Anne's Church in the background
|Home venue:||Kew Green, Kew Road, Kew, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames|
The club was formed in 1882 following the amalgamation of two local clubs, Kew Oxford and Kew Cambridge, but cricket had been played on Kew Green for many years before this. In August 1732, the Whitehall Evening Post reported that Frederick, Prince of Wales attended "a great cricket match" at Kew on Thursday 27 July. A report in The London Evening Post dated 16 July 1737 refers to a match between a Prince of Wales XI and The Duke of Marlborough XI.
Today's Kew Cricket Club 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 1 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.
Significant dates in Kew Cricket Club's history:
- 1732 Frederick, Prince of Wales, attended "a great cricket match" at Kew on Thursday 27 July
- 1737 Cricket first reported on Kew Green
- 1824 Enclosure of Kew Green by Private Act of Parliament
- 1872 Foundation of Kew Cambridge Cricket Club
- 1876 Kew Cambridge Cricket Club given permission to cordon off wicket
- 1881 Amalgamation of Kew Cambridge Cricket Club and Kew Oxford Cricket Club to form Kew Cricket Club
- 1962 Kew Cricket Club given permission to erect a pavilion
- 1964 Pavilion opens
- 1966 Sunday cricket allowed on Kew Green
- 1973 Jamaica women played New Zealand women in the 1973 Women's Cricket World Cup on Kew Cricket Club's ground; however, the match was abandoned due to rain
- M. Burgess (1982). Kew Cricket Club 1882–1982. London: Kew Cricket Club. p. 32.
- G. B. Buckley (1935). Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket: A Collection of 1000 New Cricket Notices from 1697 to 1800. Birmingham: Cotterell. p. 262.
- Derry Drabbs (2010). The River Thames. London: Frances Lincoln Ltd. p. 211. ISBN 978-0711229587.
- Robert Tindall (2 June 2013). "Pop over the bridge to Kew Cricket Club – All Welcome!". Chiswick Herald. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
- "Champions Kew must heed NPL Teddington's cautionary tale". Richmond Guardian. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
- Christine Fleming (9 June 2012). "Extra special fun at Kew Green's charity cricket tournament". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
- "Women's One-Day International Matches played on Kew Cricket Club Ground". CricketArchive. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
- M. Burgess (editor) (1982). Kew Cricket Club 1882–1982, published by Kew Cricket Club, 32pp