Caterham Cricket Club
Caterham Cricket Club was based at Caterham, Surrey, and was briefly a prominent team, playing ten known matches from 1767 to 1770 against Hambledon and Bourne which are classified as important by the ACS. Caterham at this time was effectively representative of Surrey as a county. Its home venue was on Caterham Common. The club was patronised by Henry Rowett, a prominent landowner in the area, and was in reality his own private club.
Caterham is first recorded as a top-class team on Monday, 21 September 1767 when it played Hambledon at Duppas Hill and was heavily beaten by 262 runs. The club's last major match in 1770 was also against Hambledon and they lost that by 57 runs. In all, Caterham's ten known matches ended in two wins, four defeats and four where the result is unknown.
The modern club
Caterham continues to be a popular and successful club, under the benign chairmanship of Graham Samuels. Running three League sides in the Fullers Championship with a reputation for enjoyable and friendly cricket, Caterham CC is a welcoming and competitive club with two Championship titles within the last decade.
- ACS (1981). A Guide to Important Cricket Matches Played in the British Isles 1709–1863. Nottingham: ACS.
- Buckley, G. B. (1935). Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket. Cotterell.
- Waghorn, H. T. (1906). The Dawn of Cricket. Electric Press.
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