Midland Bank Sports Ground

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Midland Bank Sports Ground
Midland bank.jpg
The pavilion at the former Midland Bank Sports Ground
Ground information
Location Beckenham, London Borough of Bromley
Coordinates 51°25′05″N 0°02′17″W / 51.418°N 0.038°W / 51.418; -0.038Coordinates: 51°25′05″N 0°02′17″W / 51.418°N 0.038°W / 51.418; -0.038
Home club HSBC Bank Cricket Club
Establishment 1930
Owner HSBC
Team information
Kent (1970)
As of 10 August 2016
Source: CricketArchive

Midland Bank Sports Ground is a cricket ground in Beckenham in the London Borough of Bromley. The ground is owned by HSBC bank and is now known as part of the HSBC Sports and Social Club. The first recorded match on the ground was in 1930 when the Club Cricket Conference played the Universities Athletic Union.[1]

Cricketing history[edit]

The ground held a single List-A match when Kent County Cricket Club beat Lancashire in a rain affected match in the 1970 John Player League.[2] Beckenham was part of Kent until 1965 and the county has played matches at a number of grounds in what it describes as metropolitan Kent. It maintains a current base at the Kent County Cricket Ground, Beckenham 12 mile (0.80 km) from the ground.

During the 1993 Women's Cricket World Cup the ground held a single Women's One Day International when Australia women were beaten by New Zealand women.[3] Debbie Hockley, who top-scored with 38 not out, and Penny Kinsella passed the Australian total of 77 without losing a wicket for the New Zealand side which progressed to the final at Lord's. Julie Harris took 3 wickets for 15 runs from nine overs for New Zealand as they knocked the favourites Australia out of the tournament in the final series of round-robin matches.[4][5]

Modern use[edit]

In local domestic cricket, the ground is the home venue of HSBC Cricket Club[6] who play in the Kent Cricket League. This site includes three cricket pitches as well as a number of net areas. As well as cricket, a number of other sports are played at the ground, including hockey, football, tennis and squash.[7] An astroturf pitch is used by New Beccehamian Hockey Club.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Other matches played on Midland Bank Sports Ground, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  2. ^ List-A Matches played on Midland Bank Sports Ground, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  3. ^ Women's One-Day International Matches played on Midland Bank Sports Ground, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  4. ^ Grummittt D (2013) Women's World Cup History - England 1993, Cricket World, 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  5. ^ Australia women v New Zealand women - scorecard, Cricket Archive. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  6. ^ HSBC Cricket Club. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  7. ^ About us, HSBC Cricket Club. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  8. ^ Location, New Beccehamian Hockey Club. Retrieved 2016-08-11.

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