Victoria Recreation Ground

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This article is about the cricket ground on the Isle of Wight. For the park in Barnet, see Victoria Recreation Ground, Barnet.
Victoria Recreation Ground
Ground information
Location Newport, Isle of Wight
Coordinates 50°41′48″N 1°18′23″W / 50.6968°N 1.3065°W / 50.6968; -1.3065
Establishment circa 1938
Domestic team information
Hampshire (1938–1939)

Victoria Recreation Ground is a park located on Recreation Ground Road, just off Carisbrooke Road, in Newport, on the Isle of Wight, England.

History[edit]

The land on which the park sits was donated by Tankerville Chamberlayne to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The event is recorded on a metal plaque on the park gates.[1] It was opened and dedicated to the public by Princess Henry of Battenberg, the then Governor of the Isle of Wight, in 1902. This is recorded on a second metal plaque on the park gates.[1] The facilities include a cricket pavilion.

Though cricket had undoubtedly been played at the recreation ground prior to 1938, it was in this year that Hampshire came across from the mainland to play a first-class match against Northamptonshire in the County Championship, which Hampshire won by 7 wickets, thanks in large part to a century and six wickets from Stuart Boyes.[2] Hampshire returned the following season to play a second first-class match against Middlesex,[3] which Middlesex won by an innings and 25 runs, following scores of 97 by Jack Robertson and 118 by Bill Edrich.[4] First-class cricket didn't return to the ground following World War II. Newport Cricket Club play on the ground today.[5]

Records[edit]

First-class[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Memorials & Monuments on the Isle of Wight". www.isle-of-wight-memorials.org.uk. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Hampshire v Northamptonshire, 1938 County Championship". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "First-Class Matches played on Victoria Recreation Ground, Newport". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Hampshire v Middlesex, 1939 County Championship". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Newport Cricket Club". www.newportiow.play-cricket.com. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 

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Coordinates: 50°41′48″N 1°18′23″W / 50.6968°N 1.3065°W / 50.6968; -1.3065