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Cricket Club, 1915 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCCS/3/3

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Management Group:

Records of Association Football, Boat, Cricket, Hockey, Rugby Union, Squash and Tennis Clubs, with occasional papers relating to University clubs.


  • Creation: 1915 - 1929


Conditions Governing Access

From the Sub-Management Group:

More recent records may be closed under GDPR.

Biographical / Historical

The Cricket Club was founded in 1890. [See reminiscences of J. H. Widdicombe of the early years of the Club in The Griffin, Lent 1907, including the England cricketer and later Prince of Nawanagar, Ranjitsinhji]. Widdicombe remembers: "Up to the year 1897 we had no ground of our own, playing on other College grounds or on Parker's Piece. In the year mentioned the Governing Body, at a cost of some £300, laid out the field south of the quadrangle, which was previously well studded with trees... For some time the ground was in a rather unfinished state, the centre only being mown, while a tent afforded the only shelter. A gradual improvement has, however, been effected, and in 1902 the pavilion was built, partly by subscription."


2 item(s) (2 letters)

1 volume(s)

Language of Materials


Related Materials

Photographs (incomplete - DCPH); DCPH/8/1 (earliest photograph, c.1890); DCPP/WFE/2 (menus or fixtures, 1896-8); DCPP/HAM/12 (cricket jumper of John Hammond (1907)); DCHR/5/13 (cine film of H. I. Cozens, c.1930, including scenes of mixed cricket game).


Downing College Cricket Club

Finding aid date

2001-04-20 00:00:00+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Downing College Repository

Downing College Archive
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