History of Grantham Cricket Club
A History of Grantham Cricket Club features the scorecard and report on this match as published in the Lincoln, Rutland and Stamford Mercury and goes on to tell the story of how the club developed.
1817 was a year like any other in Britain, packed with events which at the time probably passed with little comment – Waterloo Bridge opened, Walter Scott’s Rob Roy was published, Jane Austin died…
In the same year, in the small village of Billingborough, a simple game of cricket took place. It is recorded in what was then the Lincoln, Rutland and Stamford Mercury that each side played two innings and that the visiting team “proved victorious, having five wickets to go down.” These visitors were Grantham Cricket Club and this was their first recorded match.’
OPENING EXTRACT OF A HISTORY OF GRANTHAM CRICKET CLUB
- Reports of games involving W G Grace who played at Grantham on three occasions
- How the club folded – then rose again less than two years later
- How Grantham CC survived two wars thanks to the military
- Notable names throughout the club’s history
- The formation of leagues in Lincolnshire
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