Fielders Sports Ground

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Fielders Sports Ground is a cricket ground in Hornchurch, England.[1] It was formerly part of the grounds of Langtons House and was known as Langton Park when it was a first-class cricket ground.

History[edit]

It is located on land that was part of the grounds of Langtons House, built in the 18th century.[2] The park, known as Langton Park, was the home of Hornchurch Cricket Club and was a major venue from 1785 to 1793. At that time, the Hornchurch club was representative of Essex as a county.

The earliest recorded first-class match at Langton Park was in May 1785 when Essex played Middlesex and the last was Essex v MCC in May 1793.[3] The ground faded from the records as the Napoleonic Wars progressed and Essex ceased to have a first-class county team.

By 1889, the Hornchurch club had moved from Langtons to nearby Grey Towers.[4] It is still used by the club as a secondary location to Harrow Lodge Park.[5]

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744–1826), Lillywhite, 1862

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Coordinates: 51°33′56″N 0°13′02″E / 51.5656°N 0.2172°E / 51.5656; 0.2172