REDCAR – Grand Cricket Match. All England v Redcar, Coatham and District.

Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 16/07/1869

the All England v the Redcar, Coatham, and District.

            This match has been looked forward to with great interest by all local admirers of the noble game of cricket. Special interest was excited by the fact of this being the first to visit of the All England team at Redcar, although several of the players were with the United All England at Redcar. If you years ago. Grave doubts were entertained early in the morning as to the kind of whether likely to be experienced, the sky presenting a somewhat cloudy appearance. These doubts were, however, soon dissipated, and throughout the day. The weather proved most favourable for the sport. Large numbers of people collected together to witness the match, many of them influenced no doubt by the beautiful day, and by the excursion trains which were run by the North Eastern Railway Company. Play commenced at 11 o’clock, the 22 taking to the wickets first. The amateurs managed to keep their opponents out until within a few minutes of time been called, when they were put out with a score of 111. The highest number was obtained by Ackroyd, always bawled out to the tune of 27. The score was made by 14 of the players, the other eight contributing only “duck eggs.” The careful fielding of the 11 were shown by the small number of wides &c., (2) put to the credit of the twenty – two. This morning the 11 take the innings.

Accreditation. The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 23/07/1869.

All England v the Redcar, Coatham, and District.

            The match between the All England 11 and 22 of Redcar, Coatham and district, terminated with a result which the most sanguine of the backers of the twenty-two could not have foreseen. The score was obtained by the eleven was 88, against 180, got by the twenty-two, leaving the latter winners by 92 runs. The good fielding of the 22, and the superior bowling of Emmett and Greenwood, contributed in the great measure to the victory of the Redcar club; all for injustice to the 11 it should be stated that the twenty-two included several professionals on their side. The whole of affair was thoroughly successful, the weather being fine, and the attendants numerous on each day. Many of the eleven, we understand, were photographed by Mr Hoggard, are leaving Redcar.


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