Cambridge Cricket Club jug. 
Used by kind  permission  of 
Anthony Baer.
 
Dates of first recorded
cricket in Cambridgeshire
towns and villages
 
Cambridge University 1710
Wisbech 1744
March 1744
Eton v England 1751
Cambridge 1757
Royston 1764
Chatteris 1774
Newmarket 1788
Manea 1791
Thorney 1810
Newton 1812
Leverington 1812
Murrow 1812
Parson Drove 1812
Ickleton 1813
Bentwick 1815
Doddington 1815
Kingston 1815
Wimblington 1815
Elm 1816
Emneth 1816
Tydd 1816
Ely 1818
Duxford 1819
Bassingborn 1820
Tholomas Drove 1820
Wisbech St Mary's 1820
Bottisham 1821
Fulbourn 1821
Soham 1822
Abington 1822
Upwell 1823
Walsoken 1826
Longstowe 1826
Bourn 1826
Linton 1827
Chesterton 1828
Whittlesey 1829
Cambridgeshire 1832
Mepal 1832
Sutton 1832
French Drove 1834
Fordham 1834
Thorney Fen 1834
Ashley 1837
Burrough Green 1837
West Wratting 1837
Balsham 1838
Sawston 1838
Comberton 1839
Haslingfield 1839
Steeple Bumpstead 1839
Barrington 1839
Melbourn 1839
Willingham 1839
Camps 1840
Cheveley 1841
Newport 1841
Quy 1841
Outwell 1842
Chippenham 1843
Kirtling 1843
Grantchester 1843
Haddenham 1843
Barrington 1844
Over 1844
Littlington 1844
Foxton 1844
Swavesey 1844
Fowlmere 1844
Shepreth 1844
Harston 1844
Downham 1845
Thriplow 1845
Elsworth 1846
Toft 1846
Eversden 1849
Wimpole 1849
Arrington 1849
Burwell 1849
Swaffham 1849
Six Mile Bottom 1849
Harston 1849
Caldecote 1849
Shudy Camps 1850
Aldreth 1850
Babraham 1850
Waterbeach 1850
Horseheath 1850
Swaffham Prior 1851
Bluntisham 1852
Shelford 1853
 
Cambridge Clubs
 
Cambridge Cricket Club
?-1826
Cambridge Fountain
1822-27
Cambridge Castle
1822-37
Cambridge Union
1822-31(33?)
Cambridge Hoop
1827-30
Cambridge Town CC
1838-43
Cambridge Town &
County CC
1844-48
Cambridge Britannia CC
1850's
Cambridge Hope CC
1850's
Cambridge Darts CC
1850's
Reformed 1851 & 56
Cambridge Town CC
1861

Cambridge Cricket Venues 
 
Jesus Green
From 1757         
Parker's Piece
From 1792       
Jesus Close
 From 1805
Midsummer Common
From 1820
University private
ground Mill Rd      
 1821-30
 
Field behind Town Gaol
 From 1846
Fenner's
From 1848
1838-48
 
1838 was the first active year for the Cambridge Town Club which proceeded to formalise the Town team of the early and mid-30's into a highly reputable club, playing the likes of Peterborough and Stamford, Norfolk and MCC (both alone and jointly with CU).  Over a six year period, however, although the range of opponents had broadened the number of fixtures played was only one or two a year.  Accordingly, in 1844, the Town Club was upgraded to the Cambridge Town and County Club which had four years of phenomenal success against, among others, Norfolk, Gravesend and a Gentlemen of England Eleven.  In 1848, however, the University Club moved to a private ground, Fenner's, taking its financial support with it, leaving the  Cambridge Town and County Club in tatters, without financial support, the irreplaceable leadership of F P Fenner, and its best professionals who left to find professional employment as cricketers elswhere.
 
1838

Tues 3rd April. Meeting to form a united club out of members of "the late Town Club, and those of the Castle Club."CIP 31st Mar 1838, p 3.***

21st April. Letter from "A constant reader" complaining of cricketers playing on Parker's Piece on Good Friday. The CIP refused to print replies as "Our own opinion is decidedly against the cricketers in this dispute." It did print a correction of the "constant reader"'s assertion that there were two tents serving beer, when to their knowledge there was only one tent for the Cambridge Town Club's "own accommodation..." CIP 21st & 28th April p 2.

Thurs. 3rd May. Caldecourt demonstrated his catapult bowling machine on Parker's Piece. A batsman in a nearby game struck one of the catapult's onlookers in the face. CIP 5th May p 3.

Sat 5th May. Letter from F P Fenner in response to "A constant reader", defending cricketers and cricket.***

Thurs. 10th May. March. Match between March CC members. C I P 19th May 1838, p 3.

Tues. 15th May. Cambridge University (with Bailey and Caldecourt) v Gents educated at Eton. University 10? & 175; Etonians 229. Unfinished. "The second innings...is deferred for a short time Ė probably the end of next week." C Ch 19th May 1838 p 2.

Thurs/Fri. 17th/18th May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CU v MCC. CU 206 (Thackeray 37) & 10 for 1 wkt; MCC 148 & 67. CU won by 9 wkts. Haygarth Vol II, C Ch 19th May p 436/2.

19th May. "The University club is in excellent trim..." The Town Club "paying much more attention to practice" and will do well "particularly if well supported by the lovers of the sport." C Ch 19th May 1838, p 2.

 CU (with Bailey and Caldecourt) drew with Gents educated at Eton. C Ch 19th May p 2.
 
Mon/Tues. 21st /23rd/24th/25th May. CU v CTC. CU 99 (Taylor 32, Fenner 5+ wkts) & 179 (Seymour 20, Taylor 73, Fenner 3+wkts); CTC 129 (Fenner 27, Edwards 31, Haggis 23, J. H. Kirwan 3+ wkts) & 142 (Boning 29, Edwards 34, Pryor 26, Kirwan 3+ wkts). CU won by 7 runs. CIP 26th May p 3.

Sat. 26th May. Caius College v Trinity College. Caius 91 & 197; Trinity 150 & 74. Caius won by 64 runs. Bellís Life 3rd June p 4.

10th June. "...11 of Sheffield will play 11 of Cambridge for £50..." Bell's Life 10th June p 4.

June (?) St Ives, St Ives (with Mr Christie of Compton) v March. St Ives 96 (Marshall 43, O.Gray 3+ wkts) & 112 (J. Allerton 32, Robinson 22); March 102 (O.Gray 43, Smith 20) & 46 (T. Allerton 3+ wkts). St Ives won by 60 runs. C Ch 16th June p 3; C I P 11th & 23rd June p 3.

Thurs 14th June. Spalding. Spalding v French Drove Union. Notice. Stamford Mercury 8th June 1838.***

Fri. 22nd June. Vine Fields Bury, Bury Abbey Club v Ashley. Ashley won by 21 runs. Ashley "very superior". B&NP 27th June p 2.

Mon. 25th June. Royston, Royston v Baldock. Notice only. C Ch 23rd June p 2.

Wed. 4th July. Balsham, Balsham v Linton. Balsham 19 & 40; Linton 55. Linton won. C I P 7th July p 3.

Fri/Sat. 6th/7th July. Lord's, OU v CU. OU 137 & 65; CU 57 & 47. OU won by 98 runs. ACSH p 126.

8th July. Cambridge Albion Club open to play any club in 30 miles (barring Walden). Communications to the Secretary, Fountain Inn, Cambridge. Bell's Life 8th July p 4.

Mon/Tues. 9th /10th July. Lord's, MCC v Cambridge Town and Gown (with Caldecourt & Hayward). MCC 163 (T. Adams 37, W. Ward 28, Sayres 4 wkts, Fenner 4 wkts); Cambridge 63 (Adams 4 wkts, Cobbett 5 wkts) & 71 (Adams 5 wkts). MCC won by an innings & 29 runs. CIP 21st July p 3.

Tues. 10th July. Lord's, Single wicket. Wenman & Bathurst (MCC) v Haggis, Caldecourt & Fenner (CTC). MCC won by an innings and 18 runs. Haygarth Vol II p 453/4.

Wed/Thurs 11/12th July. Bourn. Single wicket match. Phipp(Bourn), Healey (Irnham) and Geo. Phipp (Grantham) versus T Bemrose, Jones (Spalding) and Gibbs (Thorney). Phipp, Healey and Phipp won. Return at Spalding. Lincs Ch 20th July.***

Fri. 13th July. March, March v St Ives return. St Ives 58 (Ward 5 wkts) & 66 ( J. Gray 4+ wkts); March 43 (Ulph 7 wkts) & 51 (Ulph 5 wkts). St Ives won by 30 run. Postponed from Tues. 26th June. March willing to play again. C I P 21st July p 3.

Mon. 16th July. Royston beat Baldock by 29 runs. C I P 21st July p 3.

Sat. 21st July. Fulbourn open to play any village within 15 miles. C Ch 21st July, p 2.

Sat 21st July. Hertfordshire v Cambridge Town postponed to mid-August. C Ch 21st July, p 2.

Mon. 23rd July. Ashley, Cambridgeshire (Ashley) v Bury St Edmunds. Bury 163 (J P Browne 21, King 40, W Blake Esq 74*); Cambridgeshire 79 (J Nash 24) & 69 for 3 wkts (J Nash 23, P Nash 31*. Unfinished. Bellís Life 29th July p 3.

Tues 31st July. Parker's Piece Cambridge, 11 married v 22 single. Married 165 (Fenner 48, Crouch 20, D, Edwards 24, Lynton 20, Pryor 4 wkts); Single 173 (Pryor 31, Carpenter 39, Impey 23, Edwards 4 wkts, Fenner 8 wkts). Single won. After-match dinner at D. Edwards' Horse & Groom. CIP 4th Aug p 2.

Tues. 31st July. St Ives v Chatteris. St Ives won by an innings and 24 runs. C Ch 4th Aug. 1838 p 3.

Thurs 2nd Aug. St Ives v Newmarket. St Ives led on the 1st innings by 17 runs. Rain prevented a finish. C Ch 4th Aug. 1838 p 3.

Tues 7th Aug. March, March v Whittlesey return. Whittlesey 61 & 35 (Elliott 6 wkts); March 32 & 48. Whittlesey won by 10 runs. Bellís Life 12th Aug. p 4.

Wed/Thurs. 8th /9th Aug. Newmarket, Newmarket v St Ives return. St Ives 84 (Robinson 26) & 93 (T. Alderton 45*, Hewlett 5+ wkts); Newmarket 101 (Bayley 27*, T. Alderton 3+ wkts) & 73 (Ulph 3+ wkts). St Ives won by 2 wkts. C I P 18th Aug. p 3; C Ch 11th Aug. 1838 p 3.

Fri. 10th Aug. Soham, Soham v Ely. Ely 54 (Smith 6 wkts, J. Archer 4 wkts) &93 (R. Forman 31, Smith 6 wkts); Soham 68 (Clements 30) & 62 (Rev. Smith 28, H. Archer 5 wkts). Ely won by 17 runs. C I P 18th Aug p 3.

Thurs. 15th Aug. Chatteris v St Ives return. Notice only. Bellís Life 12th Aug. p 4.

Sat. 18th Aug. CTC v Hertfordshire cancelled. Possibility of a CTC 2nd XI playing a neighbouring club "there being no cricketers within a great distance of Cambridge who dare to venture to meet the strength of the Town Club. CIP 18th Aug p 2.

Sat. 18th Aug. Cambridge, Albion challenged Single for any sum over £5. CIP 18th Aug p 2.

Mon. 20th Aug. Biggleswade, Biggleswade, Potton, Shefford, Beeston and Sandy v Royston. Biggleswade 42 & 133; Royston 36 & 111. Biggleswade et al won by 28 runs. Biggleswade refused to play a return match without being given another man. Bellís Life 9th Sept. p 4.

25th Aug. Cambridge Town Club 1st XI challenged Mitcham and the 2nd XI challenged St Ives or Biggleswade. CIP 25th Aug p 2.

25th Aug. Fenner challenged Adams of Saffron Walden for up to £20. CIP 25th Aug p 2.

Tues. 28th Aug. Cambridge. Sun Reading Room, Crouch's side v Bull's side. Crouch 110 in 2 innings; Bull 46 (Diver 21) & 62. Crouch won by 2 runs. CIP 1st Sept p 2.

Wed. 29th Aug. Ely, Ely v Soham return. Soham 59 (H. Archer 3+ wkts, Forman 4+ wkts) & 106 (Rev. Smith 47* (H. Archer 3+ wkts); Ely 100 (Archer 5 wkts) & 66 for 5 wkts. Ely won by 5 wkts. C I P 1st Sept. p 3; C Ch 1st Sept p 3.

Mon. 10th Sept. Soham, Soham v Mildenhall. Soham 57 (Wiseman 22, W. Archer 5 wkts) & 130 (Rev. C. Smith 57, James Archer 23*); Mildenhall 92 (Webb 50*, J. Archer 3+ wkts) & 42 (J. Archer 5+ wkts). Soham won by 53 runs. Dinner at Crown Inn. C I P 15th Sept p 3.

Mon. 10th Sept. Linton, Linton v Sawston, Pampisford and Whittlesford return. Sawston et al 41 (Chappell 4+ wkts) & 41 (Barton 6+ wkts); Linton 60 (Howard 21, Naylor 4+ wkts) & 57 (C. Barton 21). Linton won by 35 runs. Dinner at Swan Inn. C I P 15th Sept. p 2.

Wed. 12th Sept. Thorney v Whittlesey. Whittlesey 90 & 66; Thorney 22 & 58. Whittlesey won by 76 runs. Bellís Life 23rd Sept. p 4.

Wed. 12th Sept. Saffron Walden, Alfred Adams v F P Fenner. Fenner 19 & 30; Adams 0 & 0. Charles Pryor fielded for Fenner; James Adams fielded for Adams. CIP 15th Sept p 3.

Thurs. Sept. 13th. Parker's Piece Cambridge, single wicket. Mr J Underwood of Cambridge v Phillips of Cherry Hinton. Phillips 11 & 16; Underwood 40. Bell's Life 16th Sept p 4.

Cambridge Town final match postponed for Fenner v Alfred Adams return. C I P 15th Sept. p 3.

Tues 18th Sept. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Fenner v Adams return. Adams 7 & 11; Fenner 76. Fenner won by an innings & 58 runs. Same fielders as for 1st match. CIP/C Ch 22nd Sept. p 2.

Tues. 18th Sept. Whittlesey v Thorney return. Whittlesey 30 & 31; Thorney 35 & 29. Thorney won by 4 runs. Dined at the George. Bellís Life 23rd Sept. p 4.

Fri 21st Sept. Mildenhall, Mildenhall v Soham return. Mildenhall 80 & 66 for 6; Soham 82 & 63. Mildenhall won by 4 wkts. B&NP 26th Sept. p 2.

Thurs. 4th Oct. Soham, D Edwards of Cambridge v Wilkinson of Soham. Wilkinson 3 (all wides); Edwards 2. Wilkinson won by 1 run. CIP 6th Oct p 3.

Wilkinson + 2 of Soham beat Edwards and Hall. C I P 6th Oct. p 3.

Fri. 5th Oct. Royston Heath, Single wicket. W Watson v W Andrews. Andrews 14; Watson 3 & 5. Andrews won by an innings and 6 runs. For £10 a side. Bellís Life 7th Oct. p 4.

Fri. 5th Oct. Thorney Abbey v French Drove Union Juniors. 8 a side. Thorney Abbey 105 & 40; French Drove 30 & 33. Thorney Abbey won by 82 runs. Bellís Life 14th Oct. p 4.

Wed. 10th Oct. Edwards v Wilkinson return. Edwards 5 & 13; Wilkinson 12 & 3. Edwards won by 3 runs. CIP 13th Oct p 2.

Thurs. 11th Oct. Wilkinson v James Hall of Cambridge. Wilkinson won by an innings & 9 runs. CIP 13th Oct p 2.

Hayward played for Mitcham. Haygarth Vol 2 p 475/6.     

1839

Mon 14th Jan. Anniversary dinner of Cambridge Town Club. CIP 19th Jan 1839.***

Thurs 17th Jan Meeting of Cambridge Town Club. John Boning president; J Whittaker secretary; D Edwards and F P Fenner collectors; Crouch, Austen, John Fuller, Pryor and Haggis on committee. CIP 19th Jan 1839.***

Mon 1st April. Cambridge Town Club internal match. Notice. CIP 30th Mar 1839.***

17th April. Cambridge challenged Hertford [shire]. C Ad 17th April, Bell's Life 5th May p 11/4. CIP 13th April.***

Mon. 22nd April. Cambridge University A-M v M-Z. A-M 63 & 63; M-Z 93 & 34 for 2 wkts. M-Z won by 8 wkts. C I P 4th May 1839 p 3.

Thurs/Fri. 25th/26th April. Cambridge University Aquatics v Non-aquatics. Aquatics 80 & 164; Non-aquatics 168. Unfinished. Ansoní wicket-keeping and Taylorís, Groutís & Thackerayís batting praised. C I P 4th May 1839 p 3.

Fri. 26th April. Magdalen and Sidney Colleges v Pembroke College. M & S 60 & 84; Pembroke 52 & 74. M & S won by 18 runs. Bellís Life 28th April p 3.

27th April. "The sunshine of April begins to awaken thoughts of cricket..." C Ch, 27th April 1839 p 2.

27th April. St Ives challenged any club within 25 miles "with the exception of Cambridge". C I P 27th April. 1839 p 3.

Mon. 29th April. Cambridge University 8 v 16. 8 won by 4 wkts. C I P 4th May 1839 p 3. Bellís Life 5th May p 4.

Wed. 1st May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Barber's School v Jones' School. Barber's 22 & 57; Jones' 45 & 41 for 8 wkts. Jones' won by 2 wkts. Bell's Life 5th May p 4.

Thurs. 2nd May. Cambridge Town Council Meeting. £40 to be paid to Mr Humphrey for the improvement of Parker's Piece. C Ad 8th May p 23.

Thurs. 2nd May. Parkerís Piece, Magdalene & Sydney Colleges v Corpus Christi College. M & S 86(Richards 20, Parker 5+ wkts) & 49 for 4 wkts; CC 44 (Hatch 6 wkts) & 89 (Surtees 26). M & S won by 6 wkts. C Ch 4th May p 2. C I P 4th May 1839 p 3; Bellís Life 5th May p 4.

Thurs/Fri. 2nd /3rd May. Trinity & Emmanuel Colleges v Rest of Cambridge University. Trinity & Emmanuel 121 & 93; Rest 100 & 83. T & E won by 31 runs / match drawn(?). C I P 4th May p 3. Bellís Life 5th May p 4.

Sat. 4th May. Thanks to CU club secretaries for preparing Parker's Piece. C Ch 4th May p 3.

4th May. Letter from Charles Humphrey outlining improvement proposals for Parkerís Piece. C I P 4th May, p 3; C Ch 11th May p 3.

Mon. 6th May. Parkerís Piece, Pembroke College v Sidney & Magdalene Colleges return. Pembroke 109 & 108; S & M 217. S & M given victory. C I P 11th May p 3.

Mon/Tues. 6th /7th May. Parkerís Piece, Rest of Cambridge University (with Fenner & Caldecourt) v Etonians. Etonians 339 (Taylor 121, Anson 95*). The University gave up the match. Fenner sprained his ankle making it a possibility that the Town v CU match might be postponed. C Ch 11th May p 2.

Mon/Tues. 13th /14th May. Cambridge University Smokers v Non-smokers. Smokers 49 & 161; Non-Smokers 69 and 85. Smokers won by 86 runs. C Ch 18th May p 2; Bellís Life 26th May p 4.

Wed. 15th May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Mr Johnson's school v Mr Jones' school. Johnson's 174; Jones' 27 & 31. Mr Johnson's School won by an innings and 116 runs. CIP 18th May p 3.

15th May. "We are glad to find the subscriptions for the improvement of Parkerís Piece going on favourably." The improvements have already begun. C Ad 15th May p 27.

Thurs/Fri. 16th /17th May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CU v CTC (with Redgate). CTC 88 (Pryor 28, Carpenter 20, Sayres 4+ wkts, St Croix 4+ wkts) & 187 (Haggis 24, Carpenter 65, Sayres 4+ wkts); CU 100 (Thornhill 25, Redgate 5+ wkts) & 140 (Thornhill 22, Massey 42, Redgate 5+ wkts, Winterton 3+ wkts). CTC won by 35 runs. Redgate replaced Fenner who had sprained his ankle.  CIP 18th May p 3.

Mon/Tues. 20th /21st May. Parker's Piece, Cambridge, CU v Lincoln's Inn & Temple. CU 147 & 145; Lincoln's 91 & 89 for 2 wkts. Haygarth Vol 2, p 488/9.

Thurs. 23rd May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CU v MCC. MCC 65 & 76 for 8 wkts; CU 70. Unfinished. C Ch 25th May.

Wed. 29th May. Parker's Piece, Cambridge, Jones' school v Barber's school return. Jones' 47 & 76; Barber's 89 & 204 (199). Barber's school won by 170 runs. CIP 1st June, Bell's Life 2nd June p 3/4.

Fri. 31st May. March, March CC began their season with a match. After-match gathering at the "new club house", the Griffin Inn. "We are sorry to see many of our old players are falling off, but with the addition of several young ones which have now come forward, we hope, are long, they will regain their lost laurels." C I P 1st June 1839 p 3.

Tues/Wed. 4th /5th June. Wisbech, Wisbech Day-break club v School-boys club. Schoolboys won by 10 "notches". Played in the morning. C Ch 15th June 1839 p 2.

Wed. 5th June. French Drove Union 6-a-side. Mr Gibbsí side 121; Mr Dodmanís 53. French Drove accept St Ivesí challenge. Mr H Walton of Crowland is the French Drove secretary. Bellís Life 9th June p 4.

8th June. Notice of CTC v Northampton, Lincoln and Huntingdonshire. CIP 8th June p 3.

Thurs/Fri. 13th/14th June. Lord's, MCC v Cambridge Gown & Town. MCC 136 (Sewell 21, Cobbett 21, Good 27, Sayres 4 wkts) & 151 (Kynaston 45, Good 23, Kirwan 5 wkts); Cambridge 105 (Pryor 27, F. Thackeray 22) & 157 (Pryor 27, Taylor 24, Ponsonby 51, Cobbett 8 wkts). MCC won by 25 runs. C Ch & CIP 22nd June p 2/3.

Mon/Tues. 17th /18th June. Lord's, OU v CU. OU 88 & 74; CU 287 (Thackeray 22). CU won by an innings and 125 runs. Haygarth Vol 2 p 499/500.

Thurs/Fri. 20th /21st June. OU & CU v MCC. Universities 115 (Thackeray 25) & 61; MCC 69 & 107. Match tied. Haygarth Vol 2 p 501/2.

Thurs. 27th June. Ramsey, Ramsey v March. Ramsey 57 & 67; March 83 (Ward 26) & 42 for 5 wkts (March won by 5 wkts. C Ch 20th July p 3; Bellís Life 14th July p 4.

Thurs. 4th July Royston, Royston v Ware. Royston 91 in 2 innings; Ware 94 in 2 innings (2nd innings Jones 24). Ware won by 8 wkts. The bowling of Roystonís Gordon and Trustrum admired. C Ch. 6th July p 2; C I P 6th July 1839 p 3.

Mon/Tues 8th /9th July. Pryor played for England v MCC. Haygarth Vol 2, p 510.

Tues. 9th July. Eton, Eton College v Kingís College Cambridge. Kingís 64 & 108; Eton 32 & 56. "...the pace of Kirwan, with the bad bowling of witts and Hand, completely beat the Etonians." Bellís Life 14th July p 4.

Wed. 10th July. Linton, Linton v Fulbourn. Linton 54 (Rental 22, J Manning 4+ wkts) & 138 (J. Giblin 34, Howard 62, J. Manning 3+ wkts); Fulbourn 64 (W.Wright 30, Barton 6+ wkts) & 36. C I P 13th July p 3; C Ch 13th July p 2.

Thurs/Fri 11th/12th July. Ware, Ware v Royston. Ware 77 (Trustrum 3+ wkts, Gordon 5 wkts) & 59 (Waller 24*, Trustrum 5+ wkts); Royston 92 (G. Carpenter 48*) & 46 for 6 wkts. Royston won by 4 wkts. C I P 20th July p 3.

Sat 13th July. Letter from "A Cricketer" asking what has happened to Cambridgeís cricketers. C Ch 13th July 1839***

Tues. 16th July. March, March v Ramsey return. March 33 (Mawdesley 6+ wkts) & 53 (Mawdesley 3+ wkts); Ramsey 156 (Johnson 28, Coulcher 22, J. Ridlington 50, Groomes 25). Ramsey won by an innings and 70 runs. C I P 20th July p 3.

Wed. 17th July. Peterborough, Peterborough & Stamford v CTC. P & S 191 (A. Woodward 26, Garrat 50, Fenner 4+ wkts); CTC 34 (Garrat 3+ wkts, A Woodward 3+ wkts) & 27 for 2 wkts. CTC gave up the match. CIP & C Ch 20th July p 3.

Wed. 17th July. Linton, Linton v Fulbourn. Linton 54 & 138; Fulbourn 64 & 36. Linton won by 92 runs. Bellís Life 21st July p 4.

Sat 20th July. Letter from F P Fenner in reply to "A Cricketer". Lists the challenges the Cambridge Town club have made to other clubs and asserts the Cambridge cricketersí eagerness to play. CIP 20th July 1839***

July (?) Barton, Comberton v Haslingfield. Haslingfield 24 & 85; Comberton 56 & 54. Bellís Life 4th Aug. p 4; C I P 27th July p 3.

Mon. 22nd July. Ashley-by ĖNewmarket, Ashley v Steeple Bumpstead return. Steeple Bumpstead 102 (Syre 43*) & 45 for 1 wkt (Syre 25*); Ashley 92 & 54 (J Nash (of Stortford) 48*) Steeple Bumpstead won by 9 wkts. Bellís Life 28th July p 4.

Tues. 23rd July. Barton, Haslingfield v Comberton return. Haslingfield 24 (Whittet 4+wkts, Wotton 3+wkts) & 85 (Wotton 3+wkts, Whittet 3+ wkts); Comberton 56 (Sippel 5+wkts, Bull 3+ wkts) & 54 for 9 wkts. (Sippel 6+ wkts). Comberton won by 1 wkt. Dinner at "Christmasís". C I P 27th July p 3; C Ad 31st July p 3.

Thurs. 25th July. Barrington, Barrington v Melbourne. Barrington won by 49 runs. C I P 17th Aug. p 2.

Mon. 29th July. Melbourn, Melbourn v Barrington return. Melbourn won by 2 wkts. C I P 17th Aug. p 2.

Tues. 30th July. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Crouch's XI v M Page's XI. Crouch 196 in 2 innings (Crouch 35); Page 195 in 2 innings. Crouch won by 1 run. Two sides "that had not played in an out of town match for four years." Included J. Page, Johnson and S. Pryor from the CCC days. CIP 3rd Aug. p 3.

Sat. 3rd Aug. Fordham, 11 young gentlemen of Fordham v Mr. Guntonís Academy, Soham. Fordham won by 5 wkts. C I P 10th Aug. p 3.

Tues. 6th Aug. Willingham v Bluntisham-cum-Earith. Willingham 74 (J. Gleaves 25, H. Tebbut 3+wkts); Bluntisham22 & 49. Willingham won by an innings and 3 runs. C I P 10th Aug. p 3.

Wed/Thurs. 7th/8th Aug. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CTC v Peterborough and Stamford return. P & S 130 (Garratt 58, Gibbs 22, Boning 4 catches) & 20 (Thackeray 6+ wkts.); CTC 69 & 86 for 5 wkts (Thackeray 46*). CTC won by 5 wkts. C I P 10th Aug, C Ch 10th Aug, C Ad 14th Aug p 3/2/11.

Thurs. 8th Aug. Barrington, Barrington v Melbourn conquering match. Barrington 107 (J. Pearce 58) & 96( A. Pearce 47); Melbourn 61 & 40. Barrington won by 103 runs. C I P 17th Aug. p 2.

Thurs. 8th Aug. Bluntisham under 15ís v St Ives. St Ives 30 & 43; Bluntisham 25 & 16. C I P 10th Aug. 1839 p 3.

Sat. 10th Aug. Soham, Fordham gentlemen v Mr. Guntonís Academy return. Academy won. C I P 17th Aug. p 2.

Sat. 10th Aug. Soham, Fordham gentlemen v Mr Guntonís Academy 3rd match. "...gave to an adverse brow the garland they had twiníd." Fordham won (?). C I P 17th Aug. p 2.

Mon. 12th Aug. Linton, Linton v Radwinter. Linton 96 (Howard 27, Benton 6+ wkts) & 34 (Benton 3+ wkts); Radwinter 75 (Rental 3+ wkts) & 45 (Rental 4+ wkts, Howard 3+ wkts). Linton won by 10 runs. C I P 17th Aug. p 2.

Mon. 12th Aug. Royston Heath, Single wicket. J Johnson, landlord of Crown Inn v W Clarke, miller & baker. Johnson won by an innings and 1 run. Bellís Life 18th Aug. p 4.

Aug (?) Whittlesea v Ramsey. Ramsey won. C I P 17th Aug. p 3.

Tues 13th Aug. Ramsey v Whittlesea return. Ramsey 48 (Gibbs 3 + wkts) & 51(56) (Ridlington 21); Whittlesea 51(50) ( W. Gibbs 22&) & 26(28) (Johnson 4+ wkts). Ramsey won by 22(26) runs. C I P 17th July p 3.

Tues. 13th Aug. St Ives under-15ís v Bluntisham return. Notice only. C I P 10th Aug. 1839 p 3.

Thurs. 15th Aug. Cambridge, King's College servants v Queens' College servants. King's 86 & 9 for 2 wkts; Queens' 43 & 51. King's won by 8 wkts. C Ad 21st Aug p 15.

Sat. 17th Aug. Cambridge challenged Stamford and Peterborough to a conquering match for £50 or £100. P & S declined. C Ad 21st Aug. p 15.

Mon. 19th Aug. Parker's Piece Cambridge, match between "some gentlemen of this town". C Ad 21st Aug p 15.

Mon. 19th Aug. Soham, Soham v Mildenhall. Soham 42 & 66; Mildenhall 26 & 39. Soham won by 43 runs. Dinner at Fountain Inn. C Ch 24th Aug. p 3.

21st Aug. St Ives v Newmarket match cancelled due to the Newmarket team having other engagements. C Ad 21st Aug p 15.

Thurs 22nd Aug. St Ives, Daniel Hayward given man for St Ives Juniors v St Ives Club. Notice. C Ad 21st Aug p 15.

Mon 26th Aug. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Married v Single. Married 52 & 63; Single 63 & 56 for 4/5 wkts. Single won by 5/6 wkts. CIP 31st Aug p 2.

Sat 31st Aug. Notice of Cambridge Victoria last match of the season ®C mixed. CIP 31st Aug p 2.

Wed 4th Sept. Long Sutton. Long Sutton "youths" v Wisbech. L S 25 & 53; Wis 11 & 13. L S won by 54 runs. LONG Sutton were accused of unfairly including two Holbeach players in their side. Stamford Mercury, 9th Sept 1839; CIP 14th Sept.***

Thurs/Fri. 5th /6th Sept. Dan Hayward played for Mitcham. 2 runs; 1 catch. Haygarth Vol 2 p 539/40.

Thurs 12th Sept. Bury Old Cricket Ground, Ixworth v Ashley. Ashley 69 (King 4+ wkts) & 38 (King 6+ wkts); Ixworth 74 (G Blake 26) & 95 (King 33). Ixworth won by 62 runs. B&NP 18th Sept p 3.

Mon. 16th Sept. 11 youths of Wisbech v 11 of Long Sutton (with 4 of Holbeach) return. Wisbech 36 & 71(68); Long Sutton 26 & 23. J Radcliffe, G Hopkin and R Atkin batted well. C Ch 21st Sept. p 2; Bellís Life 22nd Sept. p 4.

Thurs19th Sept. Parker's Piece Cambridge, C U v CTC. Notice only. C Ad 11th Sept p 27.

Sat 23rd Nov. Letter from John Crouch asking for financial help to pay a debt o 19 guineas owed by Chesterton CC to a Mr Ekin in connection with a match v Hitchin in 1834(1835?). CIP 23rd Nov 1839***

Pryor played for England; Hayward for St Ives Juniors & for Mitcham. Haygarth Vol 2, C Ad 21st Aug p 510/539/15.

1840

20th April. Parker's Piece Cambridge, the Victoria Club started season with mixed match. CIP 25th April p 3.

Mon. 11th May. Aquatics v Cambridge University. C I P 9th May p 3.

Tues. 19th May. Parkerís Piece, Corpus Christi College v Peterhouse College. Corpus 111 (Parker 35, Broughton 4+ wkts) & 92 (Parker 41*, Broughton 6+ wkts); Peterhouse 64 (Parker 7+ wkts) & 49 (Parker 4+ wkts, Bell 4+ wkts). Corpus won by 90 runs. Bellís Life 24th May p 4.

24th May. Royston Albert Club, held at White Lion Inn, commenced practice on Royston Heath. A match v Ware is anticipated and Royston are happy to play Hitchin or Hatfield. Mr. Gordon is club secretary.

Mon/Wed.25th /27th May. Parkerís Piece, Cambridge University Graduates v Undergraduates (with Redgate). Grads 102 (Ponsonby 23, Taylor 29, Redgate 3+ wkts) & 86 (Ponsonby 24, Taylor 21, Redgate 4+ wkts); Undergraduates 108 (Baker 43, Taylor 3+ wkts) & 94 (Boudier 45*, Kirwan 3+ wkts, Taylor 3+ wkts). Undergraduates won by 14 runs. Replaced planned match between C U & Lincolnís Inn & Temple. C Ch 30th May p 2; Bellís Life 24th May p 4.

Thurs/Fri. 28th/29th May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CU v MCC. CU 67 & 80; MCC 143 & 5 for 1 wkt. MCC won by 9 wkts. Haygarth Vol 2, p 548.

Sat. 30th May. Parkerís Piece, Third Trinity Boat Club 1st Crew v Rest of Club. 1st Crew 65 (Bentinck 5 wkts) & 79 (Vivian 21*, Saville 5 wkts); Rest 57 & 86 (Saville 20, Vialls 5 wkts). 1st Crew won by 1 run. Bellís Life 7th June p 4.

Sat. 30th May. Barber's "Academy" v Jones' "Academy". Barber's won by 33 runs. "...large schools encourage it[cricket] as a recreation after study, as a stimulus to greater exertion, tending, as it does, to invigorate the mind, and strengthen the body." C Ch 6th June, CIP 13th June p 2.

Mon/Wed/Thurs 1st/2nd/3rd/4th June. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CU v CTC. CU 104 (Boudier 24, Edwards 5 wkts) & 146 (Hand 38, Ringwood 6 + wkts); Town 88 (Fenner 51*, Kirwan 6 wkts) & 163 (Fenner 41, Kirwan 4 wkts). CTC won by 3 wkts. CIP 6th June, Haygarth Vol 2, Bell's Life 7th June p 3/550/4.

Sat. 6th June. Etonians v Rest of University (all Trinity). Rest 93 (Wright 30) & 69; Etonians 117 (Saville 43) & 46 for 1 wkt. Etonians won by 9 wkts. Bellís Life 14th June p 4.

13th June. Cambridge. CTC challenged Hertford & Norfolk. C I P 13th June p 2.

Mon/Tues. 15th/16th June Lord's, MCC & Ground v Cambridge Town & Gown (with Wenman). MCC 147 (Hawkins 58, Dean 26) & 120 (Hawkins 37, Kirwan 6+ wkts); Cambridge 94 (Hand 34, Cobbett 4+ wkts) & 124 (Fenner 33, Boning 21, Cobbett 6+ wkts). MCC won by 49 runs. Cambridge was mostly a CU side. CIP 20th June, Haygarth Vol 2, Bell's Life 21st June, B&NP 24th June p 3/55/4/2.

Mon/Tues. 29th /30th June. Fenner played for Players v Gents. 1 & 3*; Haygarth Vol 2, p 561/2.

Mon. 6th July. Radwinter v Linton. Radwinter 53 (Barton 5+ wkts) & 50 (Barton 4+ wkts); Linton 78 (Howard 25, Benton 4+ wkts) & 26 for 5 wkts, Linton won by 5 wkts. C I P 11th July p 1.

Wed/ Thurs. 8th/9th July Lord's, CU v OU. CU 82 & 110; OU 72 & 57. CU won by 63 runs. Haygarth Vol 2 p 565/6.

Thurs. 9th July. Ware Park, Ware Albion v Royston Royal Albert Club. Royston 30 & 50; Ware 45 & 85 (?) for 5 wkts. Ware won by 5 wkts. For £22. C I P 11th July p 3.

Fri. 10th July. "Last week". Bury St Edmonds, Bury "Old Club" v Newmarket Crown Club. Bury 47 & 81(Whitehead 24, T. Blake 21, Howlett 4+ wkts); Newmarket 110 (C Count 21, J Parkinson 23, T. Blake 3+ wkts) & 21 for 3/4 wkts. Newmarket won by 6 wkts. C I P 18th July p 4; Bellís Life 19th July p 4.

Mon/Tues. 13th / 14th July. Fenner picked for Northern Counties v MCC, but objected to by the MCC as not being from a northern county. Thackeray referred to as a Cambridge "townsman". C I P 11th July p 3.

Tues. 14th July. Royston, Royston v Ware. Royston 59 & 69 (38); Ware 28 & 71 for 5 wkts. Ware won by 5 wkts. C I P 18th July p 4.

Mon. 20th July. Baythorne End, Baythorne End v Ashley. Ashley 84 (Dobito 20, Gunn 4+ wkts) & 62; B E 53 (Davey 28, Ransome 4+ wkts) & 92 (Gunn 29, Snazell 4+ wkts). Ashley won by 1 run. C I P 1st Aug. p 3.

Mon. 20th July. March, March 1st XI v 2nd XI. 1st 36 (Elliott 3+ wkts) & 45; 2nd 58 & 24 for 9 wkts (J. M. Pope 4+ wkts). 2nd XI won by 1 wkt. C I P 25th July p 3.

Tues. 21st July. Baythorne End, G Carpenter of Cambridge v Walton of Haverhill. Walton 55 & 17; Carpenter 15 & 30. Walton won by 27 runs. CIP 25th July p 3.

Wed. 22nd July. Hatfield Park, 11 gentlemen of CU, Harrow and OU v Hatfield Juniors. Hatfield won on 1st innings. CIP 1st Aug p 3.

Wed. 22nd July. Linton v Radwinter. Radwinter 27 (Barton 5+ wkts, Rentell 4+ wkts) & 86(Jas. White 31*, Howard 3+wkts, Rentell 3+ wkts); Linton 56 & 60 for 4 wkts (Barton 20*). Linton won By 6 wkts. C I P 25th July p 2.

Fri. 24th July. Bury St Edmonds, Bury (King excepted) v Ashley return. Bury 82 (Whitehead 21, J Nash 4+ wkts) & 147 (Wiffen 42, Seakins 21, T Blake 58); Ashley 65 (G Dobito 20, Seakins 5+ wkts) & 92 (T Nash 23, J Nash 20). Bury won by 72 runs. B&NP 29th July p 2.

25th July. Cambridge Victoria challenged St Ives & Potton. CIP 25th July p 3.

25th July. Cambridge juniors expected to play an out of town match this season. CIP 25th July p 3.

Mon. 27th July. March. Tailors v Shoemakers. Tailors 57 & 27; Shoemakers 17 & 9. Tailors won by 58 runs. Dinner at Acre Hotel provided by Robert Glasscock. C I P 1st Aug. p 3.

Mon. 27th July. Ashley, Ashley v Baythorne End return. Ashley won. Dinner at Plough Inn. Bellís Life 2nd Aug. p 4.

Tues/Wed. 28th /29th July. Kingís College v Eton. Kingís 65 (Roberts 4+ wkts) & 67 (Gwynn 4 wkts); Eton 121(Ainslie 25, Kirwan 7+ wkts) & 12 for 1 wkt. Bellís Life 19th July p 4; CIP 1st Aug. p 3.

Thurs. 30th July. Newmarket v Bury St Edmonds return. Newmarket 67 & 47; Bury 32 & 67. Newmarket won by 15 runs. C Ch 1st Aug p ?

1st Aug. Cambridge. Carpenter challenged Walton to a return match for £10. CIP 1st Aug. p 3.

Mon. 3rd Aug. March 1st XI v 2nd XI return. 1st 96 (Fletcher 36, J. M. Pope29, Ward 5+ wkts) &34 (Ward 6+ wkts); 2nd 55 (Pope 4+ wkts) & 36 (Pope 6 wkts, Grounds 4 wkts) 1st XI won by 39 runs. C I P 8th Aug. 1840, p 4.

Sat. 8th Aug. CTC v Peterborough called off due to Peterborough having Redgate as a given man. Cambridge challenged any other club within 50 miles. C Ch 1st Aug, CIP 22nd Aug p 2/3.

8th Aug. Cambridge Victoria to play March this month. CIP 8th Aug p 4.

Mon/Tues. 17th/18th Aug. Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden v Cambridge St Andrew The Less. Walden 92 (Ringwood 10 wkts) & 81 (Winterton 3 + wkts); Cambridge123 (Ringwood 31) & 42 Walden won by 8 runs. All of Ringwood's 10 1st innings wickets were bowled out. CIP 22nd Aug p 3.

Thurs. 20th Aug. St Ives v Newmarket. Notice. Betting 7 to 5 on Newmarket. C Ad 12th Aug p 228.

Thurs. 20th Aug. Parker's Piece Cambridge, St John' College Servants v Trinity College Servants. St John's 53 & 79; Trinity 148. Trinity won by an innings and 15 runs. CIP 22nd Aug p 3.

Thurs. 20th Aug. Steeple Bumpstead, Bumpstead v CU in residence. CU 57 & 85(84); Bumpstead 70 (Thackeray 7 wkts) & 13 (Thackeray 5+ wkts). CU won by 59/58 runs. CIP 22nd Aug p 3.

Tues. 25th Aug. Linton, Linton v Ashdon. C I P 22nd Aug. 1840 p .

Thurs 27th Aug. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CU in residence with Ringwood v CTC. CU 29 (Fenner 5+ wkts) & 108 (Thackeray 33, Bentinck 22, Edwards 4+ wkts, Fenner 3+ wkts); CTC 177 (Pryor 77, Haggis 44, Ringwood 4+ wkts). CTC won by an innings and 40 runs. "The dearth of cricket in Cambridge has induced the members of the university to make a match with the town cricket club...[the match] will, we hope, lead to a game with some good club." C Ad. 26th Aug, C I P 29th Aug. p ?/2.

Fri. 28th Aug. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Married v Single. Married 57 & 61 for 5 wkts; Single 49 & 68. Married won by 5 wkts. CIP 5th Sept p 3.

30th Aug. Cambridge challenged any club within 50 miles. Bell's Life 30th Aug. p 4.

Mon/Tues. 31st Aug/1st Sept. Parker's Piece Cambridge, St Andrew the Less v Saffron Walden return. St A 106 (Haggis 55) & 86 (Haggis 30); Walden 106 & 87 for 9 wkts (Ringwood 3+ wkts). Saffron Walden won by 1 wkt. St Andrew the Less, unhappy with results, challenged Walden for £50 + £10 at Cambridge. Otherwise they will play any parish within 20 miles. CIP 5th Sept, Bell's Life 6th Sept p 3/4.

Thurs. 3rd Sept. Newmarket, Newmarket v St Ives Return. Newmarket 60 (Symonds 32, Ulph 5+ wkts) & 66 (65) for 4 wkts (Howlett 23*); St Ives 164 (Haywood 62, T. Alderton 21, Bloss 3+ wkts). Unfinished. "All bets are decided on the first innings. C I P 5th Sept. 1840, p 3.

Mon. 7th Sept. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CU in residence with Ringwood v CTC. CU 106 (Ringwood 45, Edwards 5+ wkts, Pryor 3+ wkts); CTC 155 (Carpenter 46). CTC won by 49 runs. C Ch 12th Sept p 2.

Mon. 7th Sept. Ashdon, Ashdon v Linton. Linton 79 (Rentell 26, Wright 21, Clark 7+ wkts) & 68 (Barton 26, Clark 3+ wkts); Ashdon 26 (Barton 5+ wkts, Howard 3+ wkts) & 66 (James Keteridge 21, Barton 4+ wkts). Linton won by 55 runs. C I P 12th Sept. 1840 p 3.

Wed. 9th Sept. Camps, Camps v Linton Juniors. Linton won by 30 runs. C I P 12th Sept. p 3.

Thurs. 10th Sept. Parkerís Piece, Cambridge Victoria Club v Jesus College with Linton. Victoria 62 & 106 for 5(3) wkts; Jesus 95. Murcutt and Long "batting in beautiful style" for Victoria. Unfinished. C I P 12th Sept. 1840 p 3.

Thurs. 10th Sept. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Victoria v Jesus College with Linton (player). Victoria 62 & 106 for 5(3) wkts; Jesus 95. Unfinished. CIP 12th Sept p 3.

12th Sept. Cambridge. Several recent matches including some by College servants. C Ch 12th Sept p 2.

Mon. 14th Sept. Steeple Bumpstead, Bumpstead v Linton. Linton 78 (Wright 21, Rentell 22, Layton 4+ wkts, Suckling 5+ wkts) & 68; Bumpstead 116 (Layton 28, Wm Suckling 29, Eldred 3+ wkts, Smith 3+ wkts) & 26 for 5 wkts (Smith 3+ wkts). Bumpstead won by 5 wkts. Bumpstead said not to have lost a match in 17 years. C I P 19th Sept. 1840, p 4.

Thurs. 17th Sept. March, Glasscock 7+ wkts & 25 for March v Ramsey. CIP 26th Sept p 4.

Mon. 21st Sept. Newmarket, Newmarket v Ashley. Ashley 47 & 39; Newmarket 135 (Westley 32, Howlett 32*, Frye 30). Newmarket won by an innings and 49 runs. Bellís Life 27th Sept. p 4.

Tues. 22nd Sept. March, March v Ramsey return. Due to unfavourable weather there were only 8 Ramsey players present. In the afternoon a friendly match of 9 of March v 9 of Ramsey. Ramsey 10; March 48. After-match dinner at the Griffin. C I P 26th Sept. p 4.

Wed. 23rd Sept. Ashley, Ashley v Newmarket return. Ashley 94 (J Nash 25, W Nash 25) & 21 for 4 wkts; Newmarket 83 (Frye 35). Unfinished. Bellís Life 27th Sept. p 4.

4th Oct. James Adams of Saffron Walden agrees to play Carpenter of Cambridge who is said to have challenged Walden [Walton?], for £5 a game, home and home. Bell's Life 4th Oct. p 4.

Mon. 5th Oct. March, match to close season. C I P 3rd Oct. 1840 p .

10th Oct. Cambridge. Haggis challenged James Adams for £5. CIP 26th Sept & 10th Oct p 3/2.

Wed 14th Oct. Croxton Park. Croxton and Croxton Pk v Branston and Eaton return. Croxton won by 2 wkts. Stamford Mercury 16th Oct 1840.***

Sun 25th Oct. N Pilchís averages from matches in Bellís Life this year give Fenner at No. 5. Bellís Life 25th Oct. p 4.

Fenner played for Players v Gents, England v Kent. Haygarth Vol 2, p 561/2 & 589.

1841

Sat. 1st May. Cambridge, Corpus Christi College v Caius College. Caius 149 (Barker 68); Corpus 107 (Faithful 21, Parker 34). Bellís Life 9th May p 3 1841.

Sat 1st May. The inhabitants of March were praised for their liberal support of the game of cricket. C I P 1st May p 3.

Sat 1st May. S Redgate of Nottingham and Caldecourt (Wm) of London "in daily practice, on Parkerís Piece." Hertford Mercury and Reformer 1st May 1841***

Mon. 3rd May. March, Married v Single. Married 60 & 46 for 1 wkt; Single 33 & 77. Dinner at Griffin Inn by Mr Grounds. C Ch 8th May p 3; C I P 8th May p 3.

Mon/Tues. 3rd /4th May. Parkerís Piece, Cambridge University educated at Eton v Rest of University. Rest 66 (Kirwan 4 wkts) & 75 (St Croix 4 wkts); Etonians 103 (Rogers 20, Mills 4 wkts) & 41 for 1 wkt. Etonians won by 9 wkts. Haygarth Vol 3 p 1.

Thurs. 6th May. Ashley began their season. Bellís Life 9th May p 3.

Thurs./Mon.- 6th/10th May. Cambridge, Cambridge University Aquatics (with Redgate) v Non-aquatics. Aquatics 136(Turner 31, Mills 6 wkts) & 97 (Pickering 32, French 20, Redgate 5 wkts); Non-a 123 (Redgate 23, Parker 21, St Croix 8 wkts) & 111 for 6 wkts (Mills 25 (?), Redgate 24 (?)). Non-a won by 4 wkts. Bellís Life 9th & 16th May p 3.

8th May. Appeal for town cricketers to attend practice sessions. CIP 8th May p 3.

8th May. Linton Juniors want to play other parishes. C I P 8th May 1841, p 3

8th May. St Ives Club hopes to be playing Newmarket this season. C I P 8th May 1841 p 3.

Mon. 10th May. Cambridge Victoria began practice. Bellís Life 9th May p 3.

Wed. 12th May. Parkerís Piece, Caius College v Jesus College. Caius 103 ( Maul 43) & 33; Jesus 51 (Thackeray 4+ wkts) & 44. Caius won by an innings and 8 runs. Bellís Life 23rd May p 3.

Thurs/Fri. 13th /14th May Parker's Piece CU v CTC. CU 122 (Pickering 42*, Fenner 6 wkts) & 49 (Fenner 5 wkts); CTC 222 (Fenner 80, Carpenter 20, Haggis 21, Ringwood 27, St Croix 4 wkts). CTC won by an innings and 51 runs. CIP 15th May, p 3.

Tues. 16th May. Cambridge, Pembroke College 69 (De Gex 23, Wright 4+ wkts) & 75; Peterhouse 120 (Darnborough 36, Marsh 7+ wkts) & 25 (?) for 5 wkts. Peterhouse won by 5 wkts. Bellís Life 16th May p 3.

Mon-Wed. 17th-19th May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CU v Lincoln's Inn & Temple. Lincoln's Inn 119 & 116; CU 181 & 78. CU won by 24 runs. Haygarth Vol 3 p 4.

Thurs. 20th May. Parkerís Piece, Pembroke College v Peterhouse College. Pembroke 88 & 106 (Marsh 25); Peterhouse 99 (Wright 23) & 166 (Nicholson 27, Darnborough 25, Blake 21). Peterhouse won by 61 runs. Bellís Life 23rd May p3.

 Thurs-Sat. 20th-22nd May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CU v MCC. MCC 138 & 258; CU 151 & 189. MCC won by 56 runs. C Ch 29th May, Haygarth Vol 3 p 2/5.

Sat. 22nd May. Jesus Ground, Jesus College v Caius College. Jesus 86 (Robinson 21); Caius 34 (Stanley 5 wkts). Jesus won Bellís Life 30th May p 4.

 Mon. 24th May, ParkerísPiece, Trinity 3rd Boat /Club 1st v 2nd crews. 1st 113 (Greenshaw 21) & 69; 2nd 131 (King 36) & 52 for 4 wkts (Lowther 20*) . 2nd crew won by 6 wkts. Bellís Life 30th May p 4.

Mon. 24th May. Cambridge University Graduates v Undergraduates. Notice only. Bellís Life 16th May p 3.

Mon. 24th May. Cambridge, Trinity College v St Johnís College. Trinity 47 & 143 (Heathcote 33, Morse 33*); St Johnís 73 (Marshall 28) & 28 for 6 wkts. Bellís Life 30th May p 4.

Wed. 26th May. Jesus Ground, Jesus College v Corpus College. Jesus 37 (Parker 4+ wkts, Young 4+ wkts) & 114 (Anson 68, Young 4+ wkts); Corpus 33 (Gwyn 5 wkts) & 82 (Parker 27, Roy 20, Anson 8 wkts). Jesus won by 36 runs. Bellís Life 30th May p 4.

Fri. 28th May. Jesus Close, Jesus College 121 (Anson 29, Dew 26, Robinson 27 (?)) & 75 for 8 wkts (Gwynn 22); First Trinity 112 (Morse 28). Unfinished. Bellís Life 13th June p 4.

29th May. "An old cricketer" appealed for financial support to cover the CTC's expenses for travelling to Lord's. C Ch 29th May p 2.

29th May. Cambridge. St Andrew the Less challenged any parish or small town within 30 miles. "The amount of stake no object." C ? 29th May p ?.

Tues. 1st June. Willingham, Single v Married. Single won by 5 runs. Dinner at Poynterís George Inn. C Ch 5th June. 1841 p 2.

Wed 16th June. St Ives, St Ives v March return. March 58 (Ulph 4+ wkts) & 48 (Ulph 4+ wkts); St Ives 74 (Hayward 23, Ward 3+ wkts) & 34 for 3 wkts. St Ives won by 7 wkts. "..a goodly number of the Ďright sortí assembled to witness the contest." C Ch 19th June 1841 p 3; C I P 26th June p 4.

Fri. 18th June. Bury St Edmunds, Bury v Ashley. Bury 49 (Steadman23) & 92 (T Blake 26); Ashley 63 & 70 for 4 wkts (Jones Nash 22). Bellís Life 20th June p 2.

Fri. 25th June. Ashley v Bury return. Postponed due to weather. Bellís Life 20th June p 2.

Fri 25th June Linton, Linton v Willingham. Linton 82 (Huckle 3+ wkts, Gleaves 3+ wkts) & 102 (Badcock 20, Underwood 3+ wkts, Huckle 3+ wkts); Willingham 53 (Reed 25, Rentell 5+ wkts) & 42 (Rentell 6+ wkts). Linton won by 89 runs. Dinner at Swan Inn. C I P 26th June 1841, p 2.

Wed. 30th June. Linton, Linton v Saffron Walden Juniors. Linton 48 (W Cornell 4+ wkts) & 30; Walden 88 (C Coe 37*, Wakeling 6+ wkts). Walden won by an innings & 10 runs.

Thurs/Fri. 1st/2nd July. Lord's, MCC v CU. CU 61 & 113; MCC 95 & 80 for 6 wkts. MCC won by 4 wkts. Haygarth Vol 3 p 23.

Mon 5th July. Willingham, Willingham v Linton return. Linton 35 (T. Gleaves 4+ wkts) & 47 (T. Gleaves 4+ wkts); Willingham 31 & 26 (Rentell 4+ wkts). Linton won by 25 runs. Dinner at George Poynterís George Inn. C I P 3rd July p 3.

Mon. 5th July. March, March v Cambridge Victoria. March 120 (Elliott 30, Murcutt 4+ wkts, Farney 3+ wkts) & 141 (Glasscock 22); Victoria 81 & 43 for 6 wkts. Victoria gave up the game. March objected to Diver being in the Victoria side when not included in the original team list. CIP 10th July p 4.

Mon. 12th July. Cheveley Park, Cheveley v Ashley. Ashley won by 1 wicket. John Fairlie Esq. and Gibson for Cheveley praised. Bellís Life 18th July p 4.

Wed-Fri. 14th-16th July. Lord's, OU v CU. CU 103 & 120; OU 103 & 112. C U won by 8 runs. Haygarth Vol 3 p 31.

Fri. 16th July. Newmarket, Newmarket Rutland Club v Ashley. Ashley 82 & 13 for 3 wkts; Nmkt 48 & 40. Ashley won by 7 wkts. Bellís Life 18th July p 4.(?)

Mon. 19th/20th July. Lord's, MCC v CTC. CTC 50 (Hillyer 5 wkts); MCC 140 for 7 wkts (Bayley 54, Hillyer 22, Sewell, Boning 5 wkts) Unfinished. Rain. Haygarth Vol 3 p 35/6.

Tues 20th July. Eton, Eton College v Kingís College Cambridge. Kingís 38 (Marcon 5 wkts) & 117 (Kirwan 39, Hand 23); Eton 73 (Hand 5 wkts) & 20 for 7 wkts (Kirwan 4 wkts). Unfinished. Haygarth Vol 3 p 30.

Mon. 26th July. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Victoria v March return. March 87; Victoria 85 for 9 wkts. Abandoned. March objected to Diver°Įs replacement by Page and to Page°Įs replacement being late onto the field. C Ch 32nd July p 2; C I P 7th & 14th Aug. p 3.

Mon. 26th July. Royston, Royston under 14ís v Buntingford under 14ís. Buntingford 7 (C Sheppard 4+ wkts, R. Sheppard 3+ wkts) & 30 (C Sheppard 5+ wkts); Royston 116 (C Sheppard 36, Farrington 6+ wkts). Royston won by an innings and 71 runs. C Ch 31st July p 2.

Mon. 26th July. Royston, match between tradesmen Ė "very pleasant game". C Ch 31st July 1841 p 2.

Mon. 26th July. Ashley, Ashley Juniors v Cheveley Park. Cheveley 21 & 27; Ashley 39 & 10 for 6 wkts. Ashley won by 4 wkts. Bellís Life 1st Aug p ? (?)

Tues. 27th July. Jesus Green Cambridge, Crouch's XI v Bull's XI of George Inn. Crouch 56 & 34; Bull XI 26 & 59. Crouch won by 5 runs. CIP 31st July p 3.

Wed. 28th July. Cheveley Park, Cheveley v Borough Green. Cheveley won by 52 runs. J Fairlie 77 in 2 innings. Bellís Life 1st Aug. p 4.

Thurs. 29th July. Buntingford, Buntingford under 14ís v Royston under 14ís return. Buntingford 25 & 34; Royston 48 & ? for 1 wkt. Royston won by 9 wkts. C Ch 31st July 1841 p 2.

2 under 14ís of Royston ready to play 2 of same age anywhere. C Ch 31st July 1841 p 2.

Thurs. 29th July. Ashley v Newmarket return. Ashley 46 & 50; Nmkt 47 & 26. Ashley won by 21 runs. Dined at Plough Inn. Marquee blown over. Bellís Life 1st Aug. p 4.

Fri. 30th July. Newmarket, Newmarket v Bury St Edmunds. Bury 42 (Howlett 7+ wkts) & 30 (Howlett 9+ wkts); Newmarket 123 (Westley 23, Cream 5+ wkts). Newmarket won by an inning and 51 runs. Howlett an under hand bowler. Newmarket coached by Redgate who had recently been playing with them. C Ch 7th Aug p 2.

Thurs. 5th Aug. Willingham, Willingham v Royal George Society Cambridge (held at the George Inn) Willingham 50 & 100; George 92 (Crouch 28) & 64. Willingham won by 4 runs. C Ch 7th Aug, CIP 14th & 21st Aug. p 2/3/3.

Thurs./Fri. 5th/6th Aug. Swaffham Racecourse, Norfolk/Swaffham v Newmarket. Norfolk 136 (Spinks 60, Pyle 26) & 90 (Weight 31, Barker 27); Newmarket 90 (Howlett 30, Raven 4+ wkts) & 137 for 9 wkts (Count 37*, Symonds 22, Raven 4+ wkts). Newmarket won by 1 wkt. B&NP 11th Aug p 3.

c. 9th-14th Aug. Burrough Green, Burrough Green v Cheveley Park return. Burrough Green 34 & 74; Cheveley 62 & 26. Burrough Green won by 20 runs. Bellís Life 15th Aug p 3.

Mon. 9th Aug. Newmarket, Cheveley Park v Burrough Green deciding match. Cheveley 69 (Elderton 21) & 121 (Fairlie 25, Elderton 58); Burrough Green 48 & 47. Cheveley Park won by 95 runs. Bellís Life 15th Aug. p 3.

Tues/Wed/Thurs. 10th /11th /12th Aug. Fenner played for England v Kent. 34 & 4. Fenner batted for 5 hours in the first innings.

Thurs. 12th Aug. Bury St Edmunds. Bury v Newmarket return. Bury 28 (Howlett 4+ wkts) & 62 (Howlett 7 wkts); Newmarket 126 (Howlett 65). Newmarket won by an innings and 36 runs. C Ch 21st Aug. p 2.

Tues-Thurs. 17th-19th Aug. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CTC (with Lillywhite) v MCC. MCC 98 (Good 41, Fenner 5 wkts) & 128 (Hawkins 47, Hillyer 42, Fenner 5 wkts, Lillywhite 5 wkts); CTC 58 (Hillyer 4 wkts) & 103 (Boning 20, Ringwood 42, Cobbett 6 wkts). MCC won by 65 runs. Haygarth Vol 3, CIP 21st Aug. p 52/3.

Fri. 20th Aug. Linton, Linton v Hellions Bumpstead. H B 49 & 101 (Cloves 43, Suckling 23); Linton 29 & 79 (Manning 38*, Howard 25). H B won by 42 runs. Bellís Life 29th Aug. p 4.

Mon/Tues. 23rd /24th Aug. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Victoria with Pryor v CU with Ringwood. CU 42 (Pryor 4+ wkts) & 137 (Ringwood 64*); Victoria 72 (Hoare 4+ wkts) & 108 (Ringwood 3+ wkts) Victoria won by 1 run. C Ch 28th Aug p 2.

Tues. 24th Aug. 6 youths of Linton v 6 youths of Saffron Walden. Linton 116; Walden 21 & 36. Linton won by an innings and 59 runs. C Ch 28th Aug p 7.

Tues. 24th Aug. Ely. Ely Gentlemen v Tradesmen. Gents 10 & 31; Tradesmen 65. Tradesmen won by an innings & 24 runs. In a 2nd match: Gents 50; Tradesmen 51. C Ch 28th Aug. p 7.

Wed. 25th Aug. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Single wicket. G Carpenter 64; Winterton 1 & 11. Carpenter won by 52 runs. C I P 28th Aug p 3.

Thurs. 26th Aug. Cambridge, Trinity College Servants v St. John's College Servants. Trinity won by 11/12 runs. Dinner at D. Edwards' Horse & Groom. C Ch 28th Aug, CIP 28th Aug. p 2/3.

Mon. 30th Aug. Ely, Gentlemen v Tradesmen (Players) return. Gents 33 & 62; Tradesmen 74 & 42. Tradesmen won by 21 runs. The gentlemen complained about the Tradesmenís stand-in umpire. C I P 4th Sept. p 3. B&NP 8th Sept 1841.***

Tues. 31st Aug. Buntingford, Royston & Buntingford v Bishopís Stortford. B & S 24 & 23; BS 58. BS won by an innings and 11 runs. Bellís Life 5th Sept p4.

Sept. (?) Linton v Newport. C Ch. 25th Sept. p 2.

Sept. (?) Newport v Linton. C Ch. 25th Sept. p 2.

Wed. 1st Sept. Cambridge, Junior Club v Mr Johnson's School. Juniors 62 & 155; Johnson's 48 & 52. C Ch 4th Sept p 4.

Fri. 3rd Sept. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CTC v Newmarket. CTC 119 (Boning 41, Carpenter 20, Bloss 3+ wkts, Howlett 3+ wkts); Newmarket 21 for 2 wkts. Unfinished. Rain. C Ch 4th Sept p 2.

Mon. 6th Sept. Saffron Walden, 6-a-side youths of Saffron Walden v Linton return. Linton 26 & 22; Walden 57 & 14. C Ch 11th Sept. p 2.

Tues. 7th Sept. Bishopís Stortford v Buntingford and Royston return. Notice. Bellís Life 5th Sept p 4.

Sat. 11th Sept. Parker's Piece Cambridge, University Office Printers v Small offices Printers. University 53 & 26 for 3 wkts; Small Offices 43. University Office won 3 runs. CIP 18th Sept p 3.

Mon. 13th Sept. Cambridge Victoria v Jesus College. Notice. C Ad. 8th Sept. p 2.

Mon. 13th Sept. Ashley, Ashley v Mildenhall. Ashley 27 & 41 for 9 wkts; Mildenhall 17 & 50. Ashley won by 1 wkt. Bellís Life 19th Sept p 4.

Mon. 13th Sept. March, Married v Single. Married 99 & 74; Single 53 & 33. C Ch 18th Sept. 1841 p 2.

Tues. 14th Sept. Linton, Linton v Sawston & other villages. Linton 60 (T. White 5+ wkts) & 66; Sawston et al. 61 & 48 (4+ wkts). Linton won by 17 runs. C I P 18th Sept. p 3.

Thurs. 16th Sept. Mildenhall, Mildenhall v Ashley return. Ashley 111 (Ransom 43, Houcher 22); Mildenhall 48 & 49. Ashley won by an innings and 14 runs. Bellís Life 26th Sept. p 4.

Thurs. 16th Sept. Newmarket, Newmarket v CTC return. Newmarket 74 (Symonds 23, Fenner 4+ wkts) & 48 (Fenner 3+ wkts, Ringwood 4+ wkts); CTC 64 (Fenner 20) & ? for 6 wkts. CTC won by 4 wkts. (Boning 25, Howlett 3+ wkts). Dinner at Mr Bloss's Crown Inn. C Ch. 18th Sept p 2.

Mon. 20th Sept. Saffron Walden, Newport v Linton conquering match. Newport 46 & 87; Linton 28 & 70. C Ch. 25th Sept. p 2.

Wed. 22nd Sept. Youths of St Ives v Youths of Willingham. St Ives 39 & 49; Willingham 17 & 32. St Ives won by 39 runs. C I P 25th Sept, p 3.

Thurs. 23rd Sept. Fordham, Fordham v Swaffham return. Swaffham 15 & 51; Fordham 23 & 54. Fordham won by 11 runs. C I P 25th Sept. p ?

Mon. 27th Sept. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Albion Club v St Andrew the Less. Albion won by 5 wkts. C Ch. 2nd Oct. p 2.

Tues. 28th Sept. Sawston v Linton return. Linton 38 & 43 (Barton 28*); Sawston 80 (Willings 19, A White 33) & 3 for 0 wkts

Oct. "A few days back." Swaffham v Quy & Bottisham. Swaffham 43 & 33; Bottisham & Quy 81. Bottisham & Quy won by an innings & 5 runs. For £25. Dinner at Swan Inn. C I P 9th Oct. p 3.

30th Oct. Reprint of Bellís Lifeís batting averages for the season, showing Fenner at No. 8 and F Thackeray at No. 11, Anson at No. 2 & C G Taylor at No 3. C Ch 30th Oct. p 2.

Hayward played for MCC & St Ives; Fenner played Fast Bowlers v Slow Bowlers, Players v Gents, England v Kent. Haggis played for England v Kent. Haygarth Vol 3, C Ch 19th June, C I P 26th June pp 6, 25, 29, 48 & 64,3,4.

1842

9th April. Wisbech, Formation of the Wisbech Albion Club. "The game of cricket, which has been almost entirely neglected by our townsmen of late years is about to be revived amongst them" by Mr. Oldham "the druggist". C I P 9th April 1842 p 3.Stamford Mercury, 8th April, 1842.***

23rd April. "Parkerís Piece presents every day the most animated picture it is possible to conceive. We do not hear yet of any matches which have been finally arranged..." C Ch 23rd April p 2.

24th April. Cambridge. Hoax report of CTC v CU ®C 19th/20th/21st April. CU 266 (Kirwan 37, Dewing 43, Anson 27, Pickering 76*, Barker 26) & 143 (Dewing 26, Pickering 23, Bentinck 39*, Barker 29); CTC 319 (Ringwood 49, Fenner 87*, Boning 29, Haggis 37, Murcutt 22,W. Edwards 31, Pryor 34) & 91 for 5 wkts (Boning 36, Pryor 26*). CTC won by 5 wkts. Fenner wrote a letter exposing the report as a "ridiculous hoax, for which the author ought to be ducked." Bell's Life 24th April & 1st May p 2/3.

24th April. Hoax report of Cambridge Town v University match dated 19th /20th/ 21st April. University 266 (Kirwan 37, Dewing 43, Anson 27, Pickering 76*, Barker 26) & 143 (Dewing 26, Pickering 23, Bentinck 39*, Barker 29); Town 319 (Ringwood 49, Fenner 87*, Boning 29, Haggis 37, Murcutt 22,W. Edwards 31, Pryor 34) & 91 for 5 wkts (Boning 36, Pryor 26*). A victory for the Town by 5 wkts. Bellís Life 24th April 1842 p 2.

Mon. 25th April. Cambridge, CU practice match, Pickeringís v Boudierís sides. Pickering 133 (Kirwan 23, Trevelyan 25) & 168 (French 40); Boudier 119 (Morse 22, Boudier 21). Pickeringís side won by 75 runs. Bellís Life 24th April 1st May p 3.

Fri/Mon. 29th April/2nd May. Parkerís Piece, Cambridge University v Etonians. University 54 (Andrews Sen 20*) & 93 (Andrews Sen. 32*, Trevelyan 21); Etonians 135 (De St Croix 20)& 13 for 1 wkt. Etonians won by 9 wkts. C Ch 7th May 1842 p 2; Bellís Life 1st & 8th May p 3.

1st May. Letter from F. P. Fenner calling the previous weekís report a "ridiculous hoax, for which the author ought to be ducked." Bellís 1st May 1842 p 3.

Mon. 2nd May. March, March CC to start their season with a match within the club." Dinner at Griffin Inn. C I P 30th April 1842 p 3; Bellís Life 1st May p 3.

Mon. 2nd May Cambridge, Pembroke v Christís Colleges. Pembroke won by 7 wkts. C Ch 7th May 1842 p 2.

Tues./Wed. 3rd/4th May. Parkerís Piece, Trinity College v St Johnís College. Trinity 99 (Mills 5+ wkts) & 83; St Johnís 163 (Burnett 20, 35) & 20 for 0 wkts. St Johnís won by 10 wkts. C Ch 7th May 1842 p 2.

Tues. 3rd May. Jesus Close, Jesus College v Trinity Hall. Jesus 235 (Christopher 45, Anson 42, Extras 85); Trinity 95/100 & 52. Jesus won by an innings and 88/83 runs, Bellís Life 8th May p 3.

Thurs/Fri. 5th /6th May. Cambridge, Corpus Christi College v St Peterís College. Corpus 99 (Chamberlain 22, Lukin 5+ wkts) & 100 (Roy 34, Darnborough 4+ wkts); St Peterís 62 (Roy 4+ wkts, Beck 4+ wkts) & 95 (Darnborough 20, Roy 3+ wkts, Beck 5+ wkts). Corpus Christi won by 42 runs. The same scores also given as Sydney College v St Peterís. C Ch 7th May 1842 p 2; C Ch 14th May 1842 p 2; Bellís Life 8th May p 3.

Fri/Tues. 6th /10th May. Cambridge, Clare College v Emmanuel College. Clare 95 (Magnay 24, Southwood 4+ wkts) & 30 (Southwood 4+ wkts); Emmanuel 131 (Andrews 25, French 35, Andrews 5+ wkts, Mansfield 4+ wkts) & 194 (Andrews 49, Jacobs 24). Emmanuel won by 200 runs. C Ch 14th May p 2.

7th May. Cambridge. Given the state of railings on Parker's Piece, "What with the cattle, the bows and arrows, the cricket balls etc it was a really a wonder that some serious injury was not done." C Ch 7th May p 2.

Mon. 9th May. Parkerís Piece, Sidney College v Catherine Hall. Sidney 56 (Ivatt 37, Thompson 4+ wkts) & 57 (Baldwin 38, Thompson 4+ wkts); Catherine 154 (Patey Sen. 49, Maskew 4+ wkts). Sidney gave up the game. C Ch 14th May 1842 p 2.

Tues. 10th May. Jesus Close, Jesus v Gonville and Caius Colleges. G & C 87 (Barker 23, Drozier 31*) & 50; Jesus 168(Anson 37, Christopher 54). Jesus won by an innings & 31 runs. Bellís Life 15th May p 3.

Thurs/Fri. 12th/13th May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CU v CTC. CTC 97 (Fenner 23, Carpenter 26, Kirwan 5 wkts) & 100 (Fenner 34, Mills 5 wkts); CU 109 (Kirwan 33, Trevelyan 20, Ringwood 5 wkts) & 90 for 7 wkts (Trevelyan 20*, Fenner 4 wkts). CU won by 3 wkts. Haygarth Vol 3, C Ch 14th May; Bell's Life 15th May p 70/2/3.

Thurs. 12th May. Cambridge, Corpus Christi College v St Peterís College return. Notice. Bellís Life 8th May p 3.

14th May. New club being formed in Wisbech. C Ch 14th May p 3.

Sat. 14th May. Parkerís Piece, Trinity 1st v 2nd boat clubs. 1st 86 (Shakespeare 52) & 217 (Shakespeare 74, Mann 22, Chance 34, Brodie 24); 2nd 56 & 32 for 5 wkts. 2nd gave up the match. C Ch 21st May p ?

Tues. 17th May. Willingham, St Georgeís CC, single wicket. John Gleaves & Wm Smith v Capt. John Waymon & Thos. Pyke. Gleaves & Smith won by 1 wkt. C I P 21st May p 2.

Tues 17th May. Cambridge, 1st Trinity Boat Club v Trinity College. College 151 (Dewing 22, Smith 22, Shakespeare 29*); Boat Club 84. Boat Club gave up the match. Bellís Life 22nd May p 2.

Wed. 18th May. Cambridge, Trinity 2nd v 3rd boat clubs. 2nd 69 & 133 (Strickland 28, Saville 36); 3rd 140 (Nash 22, Bentinck 27*) & 65 for 5 wkts. 3rd won by 5 wkts. C Ch 21st May p .

Wed. 18th May. Jesus Close, Jesus v Emmanuel Colleges. Jesus 74 (Linthwaite 32*) & 59 (Gwynn 20); Emmanuel 123 (Andrews 43, French 30, Southwood 22) & 9 for 0 wkts. Emmanuel won by 10 wkts. Bellís Life 22nd May p 2.

Wed. 18th May. Swaffham, Cambridgeshire, Swaffham v Bottisham. Bottisham 82 & 79; Swaffham 44 & 117. Match tied. Chambers & Wright scored 72 for the last wicket for Swaffham. Refreshments at Red Lion. C I P 21st May p 2.

Thurs-Sat. 19th-21st May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CU v MCC. CU 169 & 110; MCC 197 & 83 for 7 wkts. MCC by 3 wkts. Haygarth Vol 3 p 70.

21st (?) May. "A highly respectable club" is formed in Wisbech. C Ch 21st (28th?) May 1842 p 3.

Mon. 23rd May. Mildenhall, Mildenhall v Ashley. Mildenhall 69 (G Godfrey 21, Ransome 4+ wkts) & 53 for 3 wkts; Ashley 54 & 67 (J Fairlie 23). Mildenhall won by 7 wkts. Bellís Life 29th May p 4.

Mon. 23rd May. Parkerís Piece. Pembroke v Peterhouse Colleges. Pembroke 77 & 1112 (De Gex 20); Peterhouse 44 & 114 (Parry 22*, Lower 30). Pembroke won by 31 runs. Bellís Life 29th May p 4.

Thurs. 26th May. Willingham, St Georgeís CC, Married v Single. C I P 21st May p 2.

28th May. Cambridge, Albion challenged other clubs. CIP 28th May p 3.

Wed. 1st June. Parker's Piece Cambridge, match between friends of John Murcutt of the New Inn. CIP 4th June p 2.

4th June. Cambridge, Junior town office printers v Pit Press. Notice only. CIP 4th June p 2.

Mon. 6th June. Wisbech, single wicket. W. & J Ratcliffe of Wisbech Albion, v Amos & Neale of Elm. Elm 5 & 4; Wisbech 5 & 2. Elm won by 2 runs.

2nd match. Elm 13 & 3; Wisbech 16 & 5 for 0 wkts. Wisbech won by 2 wkts. C I P 11th June p 3.

Mon. 6th June. Ashley, Ashley v Mildenhall return. Mildenhall 41 & 63 (Parkinson 20); Ashley 43 & 19. Mildenhall won by 42 runs. Notice. Bellís Life 29th May p 4.

Mon/Tues. 6th/7th June. Lord's, MCC v CU. MCC 206; CU 80 & 83. MCC won by an innings & 39 runs. Haygarth Vol 3 p 78.

Tues. 7th June, March, March (without Glasscock, Smith & Beeton) v Wisbech Albion. March 202 (Laxon 33, Pope 70, Miller 40, Ratcliffe 3+ wkts); Wisbech 40 (Ward 3+ wkts, O. Gray 3+ wkts) & 71 (Ratcliffe 44*, Ward 3+ wkts). March won by an innings & 91 runs. C I P 11th June p 3; Bellís Life 5th June p 4.

Thurs. 9th June. Bottisham, in a field by Newmarket Rd. Swaffham v Bottisham return. Swaffham 68 (Chambers 20, J. King 3+ wkts, Ellis 4+ wkts) & 77 (W. Wright 27, Newman 3+ wkts); Bottisham 99 (Newman 38, W Wright 3+ wkts) & 48 for 2 wkts (Newman 27). Bottisham won by 8 wkts. Dinner at Swan. C I P 18th June 1842 p 2.

Thurs/Fri. 9th /10th June. Lord's, CU v OU. CU 139 & 180; OU 63 & 94. CU won by 162 runs. Haygarth Vol 3 p 78.

11th June. Cambridge. "Cricketer's Song". CIP 11th June p 4.

Tues. 14th June. March, March v Peterborough. March 147 (Pope 69, Walters 27, Mayors 4+ wkts); Peterborough 38 (Ward 5 wkts) & 41 (Ward 7 wkts). March won by an innings and 68 runs. "...slashing bowling of J Gray and M Ward" for March. C Ch 18th June p 2; Bellís Life 19th June p 4..

Fri 17th June. Wisbech. Wisbech Britannia Club formed at Mr Ratcliffeís Bell Inn. Stamford Mercury, 17th June 1842.***

Tues. 21st June Willingham, Willingham, George Club v Doddington. Willingham 72 (Wm Gleaves 22, R Read 21, Southam 4+ wkts) & 31 (Southam 5+ wkts); Doddington 54 (Whittlesey 4+ wkts) & 38 (Whittlesey 3+ wkts). Willingham won by 9 runs. C I P 25th June p 3.

Thurs. 23rd June. Crowland v Elm. Crowland, Crowland 93 (Buckworth 39, Alfred Maxwell 23); Elm 90 (R. Gray 26, Diggle). C Ch 2nd July 1842, p 3.

Thurs. 23rd June. Dolphin Ground, St Ives, St Ives v Willingham. St Ives 10 (Underwood 3+ wkts, Read 3+ wkts) & 46 (Marsh 22); Willingham 64 (Marsh 6 wkts). Willingham won by an innings and 8 runs. C I P 25th June p 3.

25th June. Wisbech Albion challenge other teams under 25 years, having refused to play March home and home beginning at March due to having already played there earlier in the season. C Ch 25th June p 3.

Tues. 28th June. Audley End. Audley End v Linton (& Fulbourn). Linton 113 (K. Wright 35, Redhead 4 wkts) & 97 (Barton 27, W. Wright 35, Clayden 5 wkts); Audley End 147 (Redhead 21, Clayden 23, Wright 23, Hardwick 22). Unfinished. "...splendid and unrivalled ground...the turf of this new ground is, perhaps, the smoothest in the kingdom." C I P 2nd July p 1.

Wed./Thurs. 29th/30th June. Newmarket, Swaffham & County of Norfolk v Newmarket. Swaffham 102 (Spinks 26, Knatchbull 21) & 59 for 2 wkts; Newmarket 97 (Walton 34). Unfinished due to rain. C I P 9th July p 4; Bellís Life 3rd July p 3.

Thurs. 30th June. Peterborough, Peterborough v March return. Notice. C I P 25th June p 3.

Thurs. 30th June. Doddington v Willingham return. Notice. C I P 25th June p 3.

Thurs. 30th June.(1st July?) Parson Drove, Parson Drove (with adjoining villages) v Wisbech Albion. Wisbech 65 (Barley 27, J. Peck 6+ wkts) & 54 (Clarke 20, J. Peck 5+ wkts); Parson Drove 79 (J. Ulyatt 20, Arthur 6+ wkts) & 41 (Arthur 4+ wkts). Parson Drove won by 3 wkts. Parson Drove disputed that they drew players from local villages, all members of the team being from within two miles of the ground.C Ad 6th July 1842 p 3.Stamford Mercury, 15th July; Lincolnshire Ch 1st July1842.***

Thurs. 30th June. Bottisham, Bottisham v Swaffham (Cambs). Swaffham 60; Bottisham 48 for 8 wkts. Bottisham gave up the game due to rain. Dinner at the Swan, Mr Ellis in the chair. C I P 9th July p 4.

July. Trent Bridge and Leicester, Nottingham v Cambridge and Leicester "and any other place north of the Thames". Notice only. Bellís Life 26th June p 4.

July. Tuddenham, Tuddenham & Cavenham v Fordham. Tuddenham won. Tuddenham were a new club and in response to the result the Tuddenham crier gave notice that "the expensive balls, bats, stumps etc. would be sold by public auction. C I P 9th July, p 4.

Fri 1st July. Fordham, Fordham v Tuddenham & Cavenham return. Fordham 106; Tuddenham 36 & 11. Fordham won by an innings and 59 runs. The sale of equipment was postponed till further notice. "A true cricketer will never be down-hearted, because he may chance to be beaten." C I P 9th July p 4.

2nd July. March Club accepts Wisbech Clubís challenge. C Ch 2nd July p 3.

2nd July. Notice of 2 matches between Nottingham and "Cambridge, Leicester, and any other place north of the Thames" at Trent Bridge and Leicester. CIP 2nd July, Bell's Life 26th June p 1/4.

Mon. 4th July. Haddenham, Haddenham & Hardwicke v Warboys. Warboys 22 (J. Porter 7+ wkts) & 35 (J. Porter 5+ wkts); Haddenham 60 (W. H. Pate 21*, R. Sears 4+ wkts, F. Sears 3+ wkts). Haddenham won by an innings and 3 runs. First match on new ground. Dinner at Red Lion, Landlord Charles Porter. C I P 9th July p 3.

Wed. 6th July Elm. Elm v Crowland return. Notice. C Ad 6th July p 3.

Wed. 6th July. Wimblington v Doddington. Wimblington 34 (W. Blench 4+ wkts) & 99 (R. Hudson 27, F. Bavin 39); Doddington 101 (W. Blench 31, W. Curtis 20*, W. Redhead 4+ wkts, F. Bavin 3+ wkts) & 33 for 7 wkts (F. Bavin 5+ wkts). C I P 16th July p 3.

Mon. 11th July. Wisbech Britannia Singles v Married. Singles won. C I P 16th July p 3.

Mon/Tues. 11th /12th July. Fenner played for England v Kent. 7 & 8 runs; 2 & 0 wkts. Haygarth Vol 3 p 95.

Tues. 12th July. Fulbourn, Fulbourn v Bottisham. Fulbourn 29 (R. Ellis 5+ wkts) & 73 (W.Wright 31, R. Ellis 4+ wkts, Walker 3+ wkts); Bottisham 65 (W. Wright 5+ wkts, J. Manning 3+ wkts) & 38 for 8 wkts (J. Manning 4 wkts). Bottisham won by 2 wkts. C I P 16th July p 4.

Tues. 12th July. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CU Juniors v Cambridge Town Union Club. CU 135 (Diver 4+ wkts) & 136; Town 72 (Diver 35) & 53. CU won by 146 runs. C Ch 16th July, Bell's Life 17th July p ?/4.

Wed. 13th July Chatteris, Town v Club. Town 124 (R. Ruston 23, Edmunds 31, W. Ruston 21, W. Seward 4+ wkts); Club 19 (R. Ruston 4+ wkts). Match kept to one innings due to difference in scores. C I P 16th July p 3.

Wed. 13th July. Wisbech Albion v Parson Drove and villages. Parson Drove 36 (Arthur 3+ wkts, Clarke 4+ wkts) & 37/38 (Arthur 3 wkts); Wisbech 49 (Ulyatt 3+ wkts, Peck 4+ wkts) & 26 for 3 wkts. Wisbech won by 8 wkts. "Excellent catches by Wisbechís Bond"Parson Drove said to have refused to play a deciding match without assistance. C I P 16th July p 4; C Ad 20th July p 4; B&NP 10th Aug.***..

Thurs. 14th July. March, March v Downham. March 217 (Beeton 28, Ward 72, Walters 55, Carter 4+ wkts); Downham 65 (Ward 4+ wkts) & 32 (O. Gray 5+ wkts). March won by an innings and 120 runs. C I P 16th July p 4.

Thurs. 14th July. Mildenhall, Mildenhall v Ashley. Mildenhall 67 & 59 for 4 wkts; Ashley 96 & 29. Mildenhall won by 6 wkts. B&NP 20th July p 2.

Fri 15th July. Audley End, Audley End v Linton. Audley End 188 & 84 for 6 wkts; Linton 110. Unfinished. Hon. C C Neville, Redhead, Barton, and Lindow stood out. Audley End frequently playing 2 matches a week. C Ch 23rd July 1842, p 2.

Fri. 15th July. Tuddenham, Tuddenham & Cavenham v Fordham conquering match. Tuddenham 57 & 52; Fordham 69 & 41 for 9 wkts. Fordham won by 1 wkt. Dinner at Bell Inn. C I P 16th July p 3.

16th July. Cambridge. Employees of Jesus and St Peter's Colleges challenged any other colleges. CIP 16th July p 3.

Tues/Wed. 19th /20th July. Peterborough, Peterborough v March. Peterborough58 & 108 (O. Gray 4+ wkts); March 65 & 102. March won by 3wkts. Glasscock still playing for March. One March player "has made a lasting impression on the minds of some of the most respectable inhabitants, that decency and good manners do not always accompany the bearers of such high honors in the cricket world." C I P 23rd July 1842 p 3.

Thurs. 21st July. Mr Blenchís field, Doddington, Doddington v Chatteris New Club. Chatteris 50 & 40; Doddington 98. Doddington won by an innings and 8 runs. Dinner at Mr Parkerís George Inn. C I P 16th & 30th July p 3.

Thurs. 21st July. Saffron Walden v Linton. Walden 75 (Barton 5+ wkts); Linton 84 (Dunn 23*, Hardwick 4+ wkts). Linton won by 9 runs. Limited to one innings due to rain. C I P 30th July p 3. Bellís Life 31st July p 4.

Thurs. 21st July. Swaffham (Cambs), Swaffham & Ashley v Swaffham & Bottisham. Ashley & S 88 (Chambers 3+ wkts) & 37 (Ellis 5+ wkts); S & B 89 (P Kent 22, Ransom 3+ wkts) & 37 for 4 wkts. C I P 30th July p 3.

23rd July. Report that the Willingham Club has now split in two due to a dispute. One club based at the Windmill and the other at the George. C I P 23rd July p 3.

Mon. 25th July. Cambridge (?check) CU v Audley End. CU 80; Audley End 159 & 90 for 5 wkts. C Ch 30th July p .

Mon. 25th July. March, Mr Joseph Ratcliffe Jnr, "the Champion of Wisbech" v Mr Ward, printer, of March. Ratcliffe 32 & 24; Ward 36 & 7. Ratcliffe won by 13 runs. Match lasted 5 hours. For £5 each. C I P 30th July 1842 p 3. C Ad. 20th July 1842, p 4. Bellís Life 31st July p 4.

Mon. 25th July. Parkerís Piece, Fulbourn and Bottisham v Carrington family of Potton and Biggleswade. Carringtonís 90 & 58 for 3 wkts; Fulbourn & Bottisham 45 & 102. F & B said to be in need of "an experienced hand to guide them." C I P 30th July 1842 p 3.

Mon. 25th July. Ashley, Ashley v Mildenhall return. Ashley 52 (Parkinson 4+ wkts) & 52; Mildenhall 79 (Dobito 6+ wkts) & 26 for 4 wkts. Mildenhall won by 6 wkts. Bellís Life 31st July p 4.

Mon. 25th July. Ely, Bell Inn v City Players. City 91; Bell 41 in 2 innings. City players won by an innings & 9 runs. B&NP 3rd Aug p 3.

Mon/Tues/Wed. 25th /26th /27th July. Fenner played for Players v Gents. 12 & 3 rums; 0 & 1 wkts. Haygarth Vol 3 p 102.

Wed 27th July. Audley End, Audley End v Newmarket. Newmarket 75 & 187 for 8 wkts (Westley 35, C Fryer 27, Count 42); Audley End 69 (Neville 20). Audley End resigned the match. Bellís Life 7th Aug p 3.

Wed. 27th July. Warboys, Haddenham (Hardwicke) v Warboys return. Haddenham 98 (J Harvey 3+ wkts) & 25 (Harvey 5+ wkts); Warboys 65 & 54 (J Porter 6+ wkts). Haddenham won by 4 runs. Dinner at Mr Rogersí Pelican. C I P 30th July 1842 p 3.

Fri 29th July. Mildenhall Albert Club v Soham Victoria Club. Mildenhall 51 & 55 (Doughty 35); Soham 25 & 65 (C Levitt 27) Mildenhall won by 16 runs. Bellís Life 7th Aug. p 3.

Mon. 1st Aug. Mr. Martinís Close, Barton. Ely v Chatteris. Ely 19 (Ruston 4+ wkts. Fryer 4+ wkts) &28; Chatteris 47 (Aspland 6+wkts). Chatteris won. "...played throughout with perfect good temper and gentlemanly feeling, such as ought always be displayed by both losers and winners in this noble game." Dinner at White Hart. Mr. Archer Jun. president.

Single innings match same day. Ely 28 (Fryer 4+ wkts); Chatteris 93 (Ruston 35, Ridlington 20, Aspland 4+ wkts). C I P 6th Aug. 1842 p 3.

Mon. 1st Aug. Downham, Downham v March return. Downham 73 (Ward 4+ wkts) & 68; March 88(J. M. Pope 34, Carter 4+ wkts, Hall 3+ wkts) & 45 (Hall 3+ wkts). Downham won by 9 runs. Great dissatisfaction in the town with a Ďtaxí of 6d to see the match. C I P 6th Aug. 1842 p 3.

Mon/Tues. 1st /2nd Aug. Fenner played for England v Kent. 1 & 19*; 1 & 3 catches. Fenner wrote to Bellís Life complaining about an accusation in the Kentish Gazette of Kent having "sold" the match, defending the Kent players as having "integrity of principle" and cricket as a game of "glorious uncertainty". Haygarth Vol. 3 p 110.

Tues. 2nd Aug. Chatteris. Chatteris v Doddington (Granby) return. Doddington 48 (Seward 3+ wkts) & 63 (Seward 3+ wkts); Chatteris 48 & 37. Doddington won by 26 runs. C I P 6th Aug. 1842 p 3.

Thurs. 4th Aug. Elm, Elm and Emneth v Wisbech Britannia. Wis 58 & 36; Elm 75 & 94. Elm and Emneth won by 75 runs. C Ad 10th Aug. p 1. Lincs Ch 12th aug 1842***

Thurs. 4th Aug. March, March v Doddington Granby return. Doddington 131 (R. Sears 30, F. Barden 31, C Chapman 21, J. Johnson 4+ wkts) & 51 (J. Johnson 3+ wkts, Massey 3+ wkts); March 72 (W. Wright 25) & 82 (S. Rhodes 21, F Massey 22, Blench 4+ wkts) Doddington won by 28 runs. Dinner at Oat Fell provided by Mr Glasscock. C I P 13th Aug. p 1.

Thurs 4th Aug.Crowland and Thorney v Spalding. C& T 30 & 52;Sp 43 & 40. Lincs Ch 12th Aug, 1842***

Fri. 5th Aug. Wisbech, 7 of Wisbech Albion + 4 of Wisbech Britannia (all under 25 years) v Spalding. Wisbech 38 (Mounteney 4+ wkts) & 77 for 8 wkts (Ratcliffe 22, Clare 21*); Spalding 43 (Clarke 4+ wkts) & 71 (Harvey 22). Wisbech won by 2 wkts. C Ad 10th Aug. 1842 p 1; Bellís Life 14th Aug p 3.

Fri 5th Aug.Wisbech. Mr Clarke of Wisbech Albion v Mr Cave of Spalding. Clarke 8 & 25;Cave 6 & 6. Lincs Ch 12th Aug 1842***

Sat 6th Aug. Parkerís Piece, St Johnís College v Long Vacation Club. St Johnís 218 & 10 for 0 wkts; L V C 106 & 120. St Johnís won by an innings and 10 wkts. C I P 13th Aug. p 1.

6th & 13th Aug. Letter in defence of Haddenham umpire in match v Warboys, followed by reply from Warboys describing the Haddenham umpire as "urging his own party to "run," "stand," "go it," &c. C Ch 6th & 13th Aug. p 3.

6th Aug. Notice of Wisbech Albion "taking a trip by steam to Hunstanton" on Tues. 9th Aug. C Ch. 6th Aug. 1842 p 3.

Mon. 8th Aug. Wisbech, Ratcliffe v Ward return. C Ad 3rd Aug. 1842 p 1.

Mon 8th Aug. Spalding, Spalding v Crowland & Thorney return. Spalding 56 & 61; C & T 43 & 32. Spalding won by 42 runs. Lincs Ch 12th Aug 1842***

Tues. 9th Aug. Parson Drove. Parson Drove v Outwell (Tips-end). Parson Drove 57 (May 3+ wkts) & 14 (Farron 4+ wkts); Outwell 82 (Fisher 24, Maxwell 4+ wkts). Outwell won by an innings and 11 runs. Mr. H Ulyatt was hit severely by Mayís bowling. C Ch 20th Aug 1842 p 3.

Tues. 9th Aug. Thomas Fryerís Ground, Chatteris, Chatteris v Ely return. Chatteris 72 (Fred Fryer 25) & 136 (Lyon 28, Lamb 28, Edwin Fryer 20); Ely 69 (Gall 21, Ruston 5+ wkts) & 34 (Skeels 4 + wkts) Chatteris won by 105 runs. Dinner at George Inn by Mr Newton, under presidency of Mr Fryer Jun. C I P 13th Aug. p 1.

Thurs. 11th Aug. Bishopís Stortford, Bishopís Stortford v Newmarket. Stortford 146 (Seamer 38*, Claydon 32, W Hart 20) & 58; Newmarket 70 (J Howlett 24). Bishopís Stortford won on 1st innings. Bellís Life 21st Aug p 3.

Fri. 12th Aug. Saffron Walden or Audley End, Audley End or Walden v Cambridge George Room. Walden 242 (Diver 3+ wkts); George 35 & 31. Walden won by an innings & 172 runs. "Many of the Cantabs never trusted themselves in the field before, and we trust for the sake of those who were lured to Walden under false pretences, never will again."

A second single innings match was played. Audley End v George with Fenner & Ringwood. Audley End 88 (Ringwood 6+ wkts, Fenner 3+ wkts); George 43 for 5 wkts. Unfinished. CIP 13th Aug C Ch 20th Aug p 3/2.

Sat. 13th Aug. Parkerís Piece, T R University v St Johnís College. T R 53 (Barker 20, G Hoare 5+ wkts) & 93 (Hume 44); St Jís 97 (Tomkins 26, Drozier 5 wkts) & 51 for 3 wkts. St Johnís won by 7 wkts. Bellís Life 21st Aug p 3.

Wed. 17th Aug. Doddington, notice of a single wicket match for a large sum of money. C I P 13th Aug. p 1.

20th Aug. Cambridge Prince of Wales challenged any club (barring Newmarket or Saffron Walden) within 20 miles. CIP 20th Aug p 3.

Mon. 22nd Aug. Cambridge, Albion (under 22 years) v Prince of Wales. Albion 82 (D. Murcutt 6+ wkts) & 161 (Arnold 55); Prince of Wales 115 (J Murcutt 22, D Murcutt 45, Arnold 4+ wkts, Laughton 4+ wkts) & 52. Albion won by 76 runs. Dinner at New Inn by J Murcutt. Albion challenged any club or parish within 15 miles. CIP 27th Aug p 3.

Mon. 22nd Aug. Royston Heath, Royston Married v Single. Single 102 (J. Robinson 22, Faier 28) & 106 (Matthews 23, Lowe 25, Trustrum 3+ wkts, Hood 3+ wkts); Married 80 (Brown 26, Gordon 5+ wkts, Robinson 3+ wkts) & 5 for 5 wkts. Married gave up the match. C I P 27th Aug p 3.

Wed. 24th Aug. Parkerís Piece, St Johnís College v Cambridge University Long Vac Club. Return. St Johnís 59 & 180 (Gruggen 87, Burnett 20, Mills 21, Taylor 5 wkts); Long Vac 86 (Gruggen 6 wkts) & 89 (Beck 25, Gruggen 6 wkts). St Johnís won by 64 runs. Bellís Life 28th Aug p 4.

Wed. 24th Aug. Newmarket, Newmarket v Bishopís Stortford return. Newmarket 68 & 49; Stortford 54 & 64 for 9 wkts. Bishopís Stortford won by 1 wkt. Bellís Life 28th Aug p 4.

Fri. 26th Aug. Linton, Linton v Saffron Walden. Linton 106 (Barton 38, J. Adams 5+ wkts) & 97/96 (Nichols 23, Howard 34, J. Adams 3+ wkts); Walden 48 (Hatley 22, Barton 3+ wkts) & 17 for 0 wkts. Unfinished. C I P 3rd Sept p 3. Bellís Life 11th & 18th Sept p 4.

Mon. 29th Aug. Newmarket, Newmarket v Bury. Newmarket 147 (Westley 27, Haywood 26, Count 40, T. Blake 3+ wkts); Bury 14 (Howlett 3+ wkts) & 84 (MacIntyre 25, Howlett 4+ wkts). Newmarket won by an innings and 49 runs. C Ch 3rd Sept. 1842 p 2.

Mon 29th Aug. 4 of Ickleton v 2 of Chesterford &2 of Saffron Walden. Ickleton 10 & 8; Ch & S W 6 & 11. Ickleton won by 1 run.

Tues/Wed 30th/31st Aug. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CTC v Norfolk. CTC 73 (Daplyn 4+ wkts) & 75 for 2 wkts (Pryor 22*, Carpenter 30*); Norfolk 47 & 98 (Stearman 34, Fenner 3+ wkts). The match said to have been "annually expected for the last 3 years." "We really think they [Cambridge Town] are worthy of far more energetic support than thy receive from their fellow-townsmen...the funds of the club are, we know, in a very unfit state to meet the unavoidable expenses..." C Ch 3rd Sept, Haygarth Vol 3 p 2&3/127.

3rd Sept. Quote from Sporting Magazine emphasising the Englishness of cricket and how no other European countries could be imagined playing it. C Ch 3rd Sept. p 3.

Mon. 5th Sept. Wisbech, Single wicket. Mr. Bland, aged about 78, of Leverington v Mr Marshall of Wisbech gasworks. Bland 2 & 3; Marshall 0 & 3. Bland won by 2 runs. C I P 10th Sept. 1842 p 2.

Tues 6th Sept. Newport v Sawston. Newport 21 & 114/144 (Kent 31, Johns 23); Sawston 115 (T. White 20) & 51 for 6(?) wkts. Sawstonís umpire accused of "ignorance of the laws of the game." C I P 10th Sept p 2.

Thurs. 8th Sept. Bury v Newmarket return. Notice only. C Ch 3rd Sept. 1842 p 2.

Thurs. 8th Sept. CTC went to Norfolk for return match but Norfolk had made no preparation, having previously said they could not play due to the absence of the inn's landlord. C Ch 10th Sept p 2.

Fri. 9th Sept. Mildenhall v Soham return. Mildenhall 38 & 32; Soham 36 & 35 for 4 wkts. Soham won by 6 wkts. C Ch 24th Sept. p 2.

Mon. 12th Sept. Wisbech, Wisbech Britannia v Elm & Emneth return. Wisbech 36 (Ward 3+ wkts) & 49 (Ward 3+ wkts); Elm & Emneth 68 (Oldham 3+ wkts) & 19 for 3 wkts. Elm & Emneth won by 7 wkts. C I P 17th Sept. p 4.

Mon. 19th Sept. Linton, Linton v Ashdon. Linton 98 & 83 (Howard Esq. 33*); Ashdon 62 & 23. Linton won. Bellís Life 25th Sept. p 4.

Tues. 27th Sept. Sawston, Sawston v Newport return. Newport 109 in 2 innings; Sawston 110 in 2 wkts. C I p 8th Oct. p 3.

Tues 27th Sept. Outwell. Outwell v Parson Drove. Outwell 25 & 61; P D 26 & 41. Outwell won by 19 runs. Lincs Ch 7th Oct 1842.***

Fenner played for England v Kent, Players v Gents, wrote to Bell's Life complaining about an accusation in the Kentish Gazette of Kent having "sold" the match, defending the Kent players as having "integrity of principle" and cricket as a game of "glorious uncertainty". Haygarth Vol 3 p 95, 102 & 110; Bell's Life ?.

1843

Tues. 18th April. Audley End, Audley End v Linton and Cambridge. Audley End 58 (Walton 29) & 46 for 5 wkts; L & C 131 (Pryor 42, Paley Esq. 21). Unfinished. Ringwood for Audley End. Bell's Life 23rd April p 4.

Mon. 24th April. Meeting in Ely to re-establish Ely Albion Cricket Club. C Ch 22nd April p 3.

Mon. 1st May. Cambridge, Catherine Hall Southern v Northern Counties. North 63 (Patchett 20, Thornhill 6 + wkts) & 68 (Patey 4+ wkts); South 168 (Patey 50, Palin 39, Thornhill 29). Southern won by an innings and 39 runs. C I P 6th May p 2.

Mon. 1st May. Parkerís Piece, Mr Croftsí v Mr Dewingís Sides, University practice match. Croftsí 52 (Andrews 20, Blaker 5 wkts); Dewingís 125 (Clover 20, Crofts 8 wkts. Dewingís won by 73 runs. Bellís Life 7th May p 3.

Tues 2nd or Thurs. 4th May March, Single v Married. Single 79 & 118; Married 91 & 69. Single won by 37 runs. C Ch 6th May 1843 p 3; C I P 6th May 1843 p 3.

Wed. 3rd May. Parkerís Piece. Emmanuel v Magdalen Colleges. Emmanuel 70 (De Crespigny 4+ wkts) & 63 (De Crespigny 6 wkts); Magdalen 150 (Kewley 36). Magdalen won by an innings and 17 runs. Bellís Life 7th May p 3.

Thurs/Fri/Thurs. 4th /5th /11th May. Parkerís Piece, Cambridge University, Public School v non-public school. Public 141 (G. J. Boudier 50, Blaker 3+ wkts) & 151 (Trevelyan 24); Non-public 136 (Baker 48, Blaker 20, Crofts 3+ wkts) & 136 (Crespigny 31). Public School won by 20 runs. C Ch 13th May 1843 p 2.

Fri. 5th May. Jesus Close, Jesus College v Trinity Hall. Trinity 21 (Harley 6 wkts) & 18; Jesus 157 (Linthwaite 37). Jesus won by an innings and 118 runs. Bellís Life 14th May p 3.

6th May. Barker and Redgate engaged as bowlers for Cambridge University. CIP 6th May p 2.

Thurs/Fri/Sat. 11th / 12th /13th May. Parkerís Piece, Cambridge University, S Redgateís Side v T Barkerís side. Redgateís 68 (Barker 4+ wkts, Hughes 3+ wkts) & 106 (A. M. Hoare 20, Dewing 21, Barker 6+ wkts); Barkerís 67 (Boudier 24, Redgate 6+ wkts) & 107 (Hughes 22, Hartnell 28, King 26, Redgate 3+ wkts). Match tied. Haygarth Vol 3 p 133.

Fri. 12th May. Jesus Close, Jesus v St Peterís Colleges. Jesus 77 (Linthwaite 37) & 50; St Peterís 39 & 48. Jesus won by 40 runs. Bellís Life 14th May p 3.

Week ending 13th May. Wisbech Albion began the season. 20 new members elected. "...it is anticipated that the club will, I required, be able to turn out a formidable eleven." C Ch 13th May 1843 p 3.

Thurs/Fri. 18th/19th May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, 12-a-side. CU v MCC. CU 90 & 108; MCC 50 & 111. CU won by 37 runs. C Ch 20th May p 2.

Week ending 20th May. Wisbech Albion v Parson Drove Single wicket. Wisbech 12; Parson Drove 1 & 1. C I P 20th May 1843 p 3.

Thurs. 25th May. J. S. Tharpeís Park, Chippenham Victoria v Freckenham Prince Albert. Chippenham 38 (Smith 3+ wkts, Trundle 3 wkts) & 54; Freckenham 37 (Trundle 22) & 26 (C Taylor 3+ wkts). Chippenham won by 29 runs. Dinner at Hope Inn Chippenham. C I P 3rd June p 3.

Thurs/Fri. 25th /26th May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CTC v CU. CTC 141 (Pryor 23, Haggis 20, Ringwood 31, Blaker 6 wkts) & 0 for 0 wkts; CU 154 (Boudier 21, French 38, Fenner 4 wkts, Ringwood 5 wkts). Rain. CIP 3rd June p 3.

Sat. 27th May. Jesus Close, Jesus v Magdalen Colleges. Magdalen 55 (W De Crespigny); Jesus 63. Jesus won by 8 runs. Bellís Life 4th June p .

Mon. 29th May. Parkerís Piece, St Peterís Boat Club v 1st Trinity Boat Club. St Peterís 100 (Parry 38) & 33 (J Richardson 5 wkts); Trinity 101 (D W Richardson 26, Powlett 27) & 33 for 9 wkts (Cobbold 6 wkts). Trinity won by 1 wkts. Bellís 4th June p .

Tues. 30th May. Jesus Close, Jesus v Caius Colleges. Jesus 49 & 65 (Linthwaite 21); Caius 68 (Forbes 22) & 52 for 3 wkts. Caius won by 7 wkts. Bellís Life 4th June p .

June (?) Linton Victoria v Saffron Walden Prince Albert Clubs. C I P 24th June 1843 p 3.

Fri. 2nd June. Linton, Linton v Audley End. Audley End 126 (Neville 28); Linton 48 (Neville 8 wkts) & 6 for 1 wkt. Unfinished due to rain. Bellís Life 11th June p 4.

Wed. 7th June. Swaffham & Bottisham v Borough Green. S & B 62 & 12 for 2 wkts; B G 30 & 43. Swaffham & Bottisham won by 8 wkts. C I P 17th June p ?

Wed. 7th June. Willingham, Willingham Albert Club (at Vine Inn). Married v Single. Notice. C I P 3rd June 1843 p 3.

Thurs. 8th June. Harrow, Harrow v CU with Dean. Harrow 60 & 37; CU 46 & 52 for 5 wkts. CU won by 5 wkts. Haygarth Vol 3 p 141/2.

Thurs/Fri 8th/9th June. Bullingdon Green, OU v CU. CU 141 & 94; OU 100 & 81. CU won by 54 runs. Haygarth Vol 3 p 142.

Mon. 12th/13th June. Lord's, MCC v Cambridge Town & Gown. MCC 39 (Fenner 7 wkts) & 35 for 4 wkts (Fenner 4 wkts); Cambridge 36 (Hillyer 4 wkts, Dean 5 wkts). Unfinished. "The ground...exhibited the appearance of a huge bog in a state of drainage." CIP 17th June, Haygarth Vol 3 p 3/143.

Wed. 14th June. Lynn Rd, Wisbech, 2 XIís of Wisbech Albion Club. Side 1 59 (Hides 27, J. Ratcliffe 5+ wkts) & 37 (J. Ratcliffe 3+ wkts); Side 2 49 (W. Ratcliffe 4 wkts, Clark 6 wkts) & 36 (W. Ratcliffe 4+ wkts, Clark 3+ wkts). Side 1 won by 11 runs. C Ad 21st June 1843 p 1.

Thurs 15th June. Kedington, Kedington v Kirtling. Kirtling 73 & 89; Kedington 84 & 79 (?) for 4 wkts (Layton 31). Keddington won by 6 wkts. Bellís Life 25th June p ?

Thurs. 15th June. Freckenham, Freckenham v Chippenham return. Freckenham 39 & 31; Chippenham 76. Chippenham won by an innings and 6 runs. Dinner at Boar Inn, Mr Dorling host. C I P 24th June 1843 p 3.

Fri 16th June. Crowland. Crowland v Elm. C 59 & 41; Elm 55 7 46 for 7. Stamford Mercury 23rd June.***

Mon. 19th June. Fenner for Midland Counties v MCC. Haygarth Vol III p 146.

Tues. 20th June. Haddenham, Cambridge Royal George Society v Haddenham. Haddenham 105; George 44 & 50 (Crouch 38*). Haddenham won by an innings & 11 runs. CIP & C Ch 24th June p 3.

Tues. 20th June. Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden Prince Albert Club v Linton Victoria return. Walden 108 (Webb 21, Keteridge) & 193 (Brown 30; Linton 130 (Camps 39) & 51. Saffron Walden won by 30 runs. C I P 24th June p 3.

Tues. 20th June. Doddington, Doddington v Parson Drove. Parson Drove 70 & 42; Doddington 50 & 63 for 4 wkts. Dinner at George Inn. Luncheon given by F. Bavin next day. CIP 24th June 1843 p 3.

Tues. 20th June. Royston, Royston v Bishopís Stortford. Royston 47 (J Nash 5+ wkts) & 30 (Titchmarsh 25*, J Nash 3+ wkts); Stortford 142 (C Scarr 56, Trustrum 3+ wkts) & 167 (J Nash 53, Rush 48, W Sheppard 3+ wkts). Bishopís Stortford won by an innings and 132 runs. C Ad 28th June 1843 p 1.

Wed. 21st June. Kirtling, Kirtling v Kedington return. Kirtling 81 & 67 (Fisher 20); Kedington 78 & 58. Kirtling won by 12 runs. Notice. Bellís Life 25th June p ?

Sat. 24th June. Arnold (Arnull) for Bury St Edmonds v Diss. "...the engagement of Arnull, from Cambridge, who greatly excels in the bowling department." B&NP 28th June p 2.

Mon/Tues. 26th/27th June. Fenner played for Hampshire v MCC. 29 & 24 runs; 4 wkts. Haygarth Vol 3 p 151.

Tues. 27th June. Elm, Elm v Wisbech Albion. Wisbech 55/4 (T. Ward 3+ wkts) & 60 (W. Ratcliffe 33, T Ward 3+ wkts); Elm 95 (Moore 39*, Barnard 22, W Ratcliffe 3+ wkts) & 116 (Amos 61). Elm won by 96 runs. C I P 1st July p 3; Bellís Life 2nd July p 4.

Tues. 4th July. Parson Drove, Parson Drove v Doddington return. Parson Drove 25 (Bavin 7+ wkts) & 63 (Taylor 22, Bavin 4+ wkts); Doddington 63 & 27 for 4 wkts. Doddington won by C I P 8th July p 2.

Tues. 4th July. Bishopís Stortford, Bishopís Stortford v Royston return. Stortford 122 (T Nash 21*) & 155 for 8 wkts (Spencer 21, Bridges 32*, T Nash 26, Judd 26, Sheppard 3+ wkts); Royston 46 (J Nash 4+ wkts). Royston gave up the game. C Ad 12th July 1843 p 1. Bellís Life 9th July p 4.

Thurs. 6th July. Jesus Green. Royal George Room v Haddenham. George 97 & 145 (Crouch 49*); Haddenham 57 & 120. George won by 65 runs. C Ch 8th July 1843 p 2.

Fri. 7th July. Elm. Elm & Emneth v Crowland. Elm 124 (Diggle 44) & 55; Crowland 39 & 27. "The success which has attended this club this season has induced them to challenge the March Club..." Bellís Life 16th July p 3.

Fri. 7th July. Fordham v Kirtling. Fordham won by 10 wkts. C I P 8th July p 3.

8th July. Report of confusion between Willingham & St Ives. C I P 8th July 1843 p 2.

8th July. March challenge any club in Huntingdon shire or Isle of Ely or within 30 miles. C I P 8th July p 2.

Mon. 17th July. Mildenhall, Mildenhall v Kirtling. Kirtling 147 (James Gardner 38, Syer 21, T Nash 37) and 78; Mildenhall 78 (Cutting 21, Windett 24) & 38. Kirtling won by 109 runs.

Mon. 17th July. Linton Juniors v Saffron Walden Juniors 3rd match. Linton won. C I P 22nd July p 3.

Tues. 18th July. Haddenham, Haddenham v Fordham. Fordham 69 (J Porter 4+ wkts) & 51 (R Porter 3+ wkts); Haddenham 106 (Dennis 4+ wkts). Fordham gave up the match. C Ch 29th July p 3.

Wed. 19th July. Linton v Ickleton. Linton 44 (Howard 21*) & 76 (Howard 41); Ickleton 63 & 34. Linton won by 23 runs. Bellís Life 23rd July p 4.

Wed/Thurs. 19th/20th July. March, March v Elm & Emneth. Elm 107(Massam 31, Diggle 27, Ward 4+ wkts) & 60 (Diggle 31,Pope 7+ wkts); March 53 (Pope 22, T Ward 5+ wkts) & 102 (O Gray 50, T Ward 3+ wkts). Dinner at Griffin provided by Mr Grounds. Elm won by 12 runs. C Ch 29th July p 3; Bellís Life 30th July p 3.

Thurs. 20th July. Royston v Potton (with 3 men given). Royston 120; Potton 95. Rained off. C I P 22nd July p 3. Bellís Life 16th July p 3.

Fri. 21st July. Doddington v Wisbech. Doddington 50 & 47; Wisbech 60 & 38. C I P 19th July p .

Fri. 21st July. Kirtling, Kirtling v Fordham. Kirtling 92 & 54; Fordham 64 (R Chapman 26, Fletcher 22) & 27. Kirtling won by 55 runs. Bellís Life 30th July p 3.

Mon. 24th July. Bottisham, Bottisham & Swaffham v Borough Green. S & B 54 (Newman 27, Misson 8+ wkts) & 109; B g 49 (W Wright 4+ wkts, K Wright 3+ wkts) & 43 (W Wright 3+ wkts) Bottisham 7 Swaffham won by 72 runs. C Ch 29th July p 2.

Tues. 25th July. Whittlesey, Whittlesey v Parson Drove. Whittlesey 15 (J Ulyatt 5+ wkts, Morris 4+ wkts) & 28 (Morris 3+ wkts); Parson Drove 50 (Hardley 3+ wkts). Parson Drove won by an innings and 7 runs. C Ch 29th July p 3.

Wed. 26th July. March v St Ives called off. C I P 22nd July p 3.

Wed. 26th July. Wisbech, Wisbech v Elm & Emneth. Wisbech 91 (J. Ratcliffe 51*) & 26 (T Ward 4+ wkts, Ward 4+ wkts); Elm 72 (Moore 22&) & 47 for 8 wkts (W Ratcliffe 3+ wkts). Elm & Emneth won by 2 wkts. C Ad 2nd Aug. p 1.

Thurs. 27th July. Worlington v Chippenham. Worlington 60 & 43; Chippenham 72 & 33. Chippenham won. C I P 5th Aug. p 3.

Fri. 28th July Kirtling v Mildenhall return. Kirtling 32 & 88 (Dobito 26); Mildenhall 16 & 40. Kirtling won by 64 runs. Wedge & Syerís bowling for Kirtling much admired. Bellís Life 23rd July p 4 & 6th Aug. p 3.

29th July. Appeal for donations for Cambridge to play Swaffham. C Ch 29th July p 2.

Mon. 31st July. Rickland, Rickland Green v Royston. Royston 95 (Living 3+ wkts) & 64 (Living 4+ wkts); Rickland 60 (J Newell 28) & 47 for 6 wkts. Royston won. C I P 5th Aug. p 3.

Tues. 1st Aug. Willingham, Willingham Albert v George clubs. Albert 63 (Thos Garner, Robt. Read 29, W Underwood 3+ wkts) & 20; George 32 (R Read 4+ wkts) & 47. Albert won by 4 runs. Dinner at Mr Poynterís the George. C I P 5th Aug. p 3.

Tues. 1st Aug. Elm, Elm v March return. March 27 (J Ward 5+ wkts.) & 89 (Pope 38, T Ward 3+ wkts); Elm 41 & 40. March won by 35 runs. "Altogether, the play was superior to any in the county, except the county town." March challenged the winners of Peterborough v St Ives. C I P 5th Aug. 1843 p 3.

Wed. 2nd Aug. Fordham v Haddenham return. Haddenham 32 (Chapman 4+ wkts, Dennis 3+ wkts) & 54; Fordham 113 (T Chapman 50, J Porter 3+ wkts) Fordham won by an innings and 27 runs. Dinner at Mr Smithís Green Dragon. C Ad 9th Aug. p 2.

Wed. 2nd Aug. Wisbech, Single wicket. Richard Adams of White Lion Inn v Charles Nurse. Adams 0 & 3; Nurse 4. Bellís Life 6th Aug p 3.

Thurs. 3rd Aug. Granchester, Granchester v Sawston. Sawston 62 (Bebee 4+ wkts) & 44; Granchester 60 (Dikes 24, White 4+ wkts) & 12 for 0 wkts. Sawston gave up the game. Dinner by C Moore. C I P 5th Aug. p 3.

Thurs. 3rd Aug. Soham, Married v Single. Married won. Return match to be after the harvest. C Ad 9th Aug. p 2.

Thurs. 3rd Aug. Ringwood for Huntingdon v Audley End. Bellís Life 6th Aug. p 3.

Fri 4th Aug. Linton, Linton v Ickleton. Ickleton 81 (Boning 21, Barton 3+ wkts) & 112 (C Gunn 30, E Mean 24*); Linton 45 (Boning 6+ wkts) & 71 (Nichols 30*). Ickleton won by 77 runs. C I P 12th Aug. p 3.

5th Aug. Cambridge, Albion challenged St Ives, Linton or any club within 20 miles. CIP 5th Aug p 3.

Mon 7th Aug. Wisbech Albion v Doddington return. Doddington won by 6 wkts. Return set for Thurs. 10th, although Doddington also said to have refused a deciding match. C Ad. 9th Aug p 1; C I P 5th Aug. 1843 p 3.

Mon. 7th Aug. Ickleton, Single wicket. J Ellis v S Porter. Ellis won by an innings and 4 runs. For £5. Ellis challenged any member of the Ickleton Club for £5. Bellís Life 13th Aug p 4.

Mon. 7th Aug. Crowland v Wisbech Albion. Notice. C Ch 5th Aug. p 3.

Tues. 8th Aug. Parson Drove, Parson Drove v Whittlesea return. P D 119 Taylor 30, J Ulyatt 28, Hardly 3+ wkts) & 76 (Morris 35, Boyce 3+ wkts). Unfinished. Whittlesea resigned the match. C Ch 12th Aug. 1843 p 3.

Tues. 8th Aug. Willingham, St Georgeís v Albert Clubs return. Albert 87 (R Gleaves 21) & 103 (Jos Gleaves 30, Thos Dingo 23, A Underwood 3+wkts); St Georgeís 36 (R Read 5+ wkts) & 39 (Benjamin Read 4+ wkts, Robt Read 3+ wkts). Albert Club won by 115 runs. Dinner at Vine Inn, Mr Huckell host. C I P 12th Aug 1843 p 3.

Wed. 9th Aug. Bishopís Stortford, Helionís Bumpstead with Kirtling v Stortford. Notice. C Ad 9th Aug p 1.

Thurs. 10th Aug. Worlington, Worlington v Chippenham. Worlington 75 & 48; Chippenham 44 & 19. Worlington won by 60 runs. B&NP 16th Aug p 3.

Thurs. 10th Aug. Potton, Potton v Royston return. Royston 25 (E Roberts 5+ wkts) & 27 (Felts 4+ wkts); Potton 117 (W Carrington 40, Gordon 5+ wkts). Potton won by an innings and 65 runs. C Ch 12th Aug. p 3.

Thurs./Fri. 10th/11th Aug. Cambridge, CU Long Vac Club v St John's College Long Vac Club. CU 70 & 82; St John's 77 & 76 for 5 wkts. St John's won by 5 wkts. Bell's Life 20th Aug p 4.

Sat. 12th Aug. Audley End, Audley End v Residents of CU. A E 62 (Sykes 8 wkts) & 94 (Hughes 5 wkts); CU 122 (Wroth 45, Hughes 29) & 36 for 1 wkts. CU won by 9 wkts. Bellís Life 20th Aug. p 4.

12th Aug. Appeal for donations towards Cambridge playing Swaffham. C Ch 12th Aug. 1843 p 2.

Mon. 14th Aug. Wisbech, Wisbech v Lynn. Lynn 75 (T Ward 4+ wkts, J Ward 4+ wkts) & 34 (J Ward 4+ wkts); Wisbech 46 (Howlett 3+ 2kts) & 53. Lynn won by 10 runs. C I P 19th Aug 1843 p 3.

Mon. 14th Aug. March, March v Doddington. March 105 9D J Ward 23, J M Pope 25, F Bavin 4 wkts, Lyon 4 wkts) & 211 (O Gray 52, J M Pope 28, Gales 40, Laxon 34) Doddington 112 (Ridlington 36) Unfinished. Ball presented to March players. Dinner by Grounds. C I P 26th Aug. 1843 p 3.

Tues. 15th Aug. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Royal George Society v Haddenham deciding match. Notice. C Ad. 9th Aug. p 2.

Tues/Wed. 15th/16th Aug. Swaffham, Norfolk, Swaffham v CTC. CTC 58 (Wright 6 wkts) & 100 (Fenner 20, G Carpenter 23, Wright 6 wkts); Swaffham 111 (Anson 21, Stearman 26, Ringwood 3+ wkts) & 49 (Anson 21*, Ringwood 3+ wkts). Swaffham won by 4 wkts. Preceded by appeals for donations towards Cambridge's costs. C Ch 29th July, Haygarth Vol 3, C Ch 29th July, 12th, 19th Aug p2/187/2/2/2.

Wed. 16th Aug. Arnold played for Suffolk v Swaffham. C Ad 16th Aug. p ?

Thurs. 17th Aug. Doddington, Doddington v March. March 45 (Lyon 3+ wkts) & 36; Doddington 29. Unfinished. Dinner by Parker. March declined a conquering match for £11. C I P 26th Aug. 1843 p 3.

Fri. 18th Aug. Cambridge, Residents of CU v Audley End return. Audley End 175; CU 95 & 72. CU won by an innings and 8 runs. Bell's Life 27th Aug p 4.

Sat. 19th Aug. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CU Long Vac Club v T R Club. TR 37 & 57; Long Vac 111. Long Vac Club won by an innings and 17 runs. Bell's Life 27th Aug p 4.

20th Aug. Ralph Hopard, secretary of Ickleton Club, states that 6 members of the Ickleton Club accept J Ellisís challenge even handed, 5 will play him for £5 given 6 runs, 3 for "any sum he likes" given 10 runs. D Houghton and Thomas Cheshire will play Ellis and M Davey or any other 2 Hinxton men "for any sum they like". The money will be ready at the Red Lion, Ickleton on Tuesday 22nd.

Tues. 29th Aug. Whittlesea, Whittlesea Young Prince of Wales v Thorney Pickwick. Thorney 35 (Robinson 5+ wkts, Young 3+ wkts) & 43 (Robinson 3+ wkts); Whittlesea 39 (Scandalin 4 + wkts) & 40 for 1 wkt (Robinson 26*). Whittlesea won by 9 wkts. C I P 2nd Sept. 1843 p 3.

Wed. 30th Aug. Audley End, Audley End v Linton. Linton 53 & 57; Audley End 93 (Redhead) & 18 for 1 wkt. Bellís Life 3rd Sept p 4.

Thurs 31st Aug. Swaffham(Cambs) v Burwell. Mentioned in court report of manslaughter case heard in Feb/Mar 1844. No further details. B &NP 3rd April 1844.***

Aug/Sept. Pickering/Rickling v Royston. C Ch 23rd Sept. 1843 p 2.

Sept. Eleven boys of Royston v Buntingford "for whatever sum they please." Notice. Bellís Life 3rd Sept. p 4.

2nd Sept. Letter from "One of the March Club" saying that March had been willing to accept Doddingtonís challenge but not at Michaelmas. "...where parties will not submit to the decision of an umpire, they must be content with the laurels already obtained."

Tues. 5th Sept. Bury St Edmunds, Single Wicket. Seakins v C Arnold. Seakins 3 & 1; Arnold 25. Arnold won by an innings and 21 runs. Arnold "a pupil of Fenner", Seakins "a pupil of Pilchís." Haygarth Vol 3 p 196.

Thurs. 7th Sept. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CTC v CU Long Vac Club. Town 222 (Fenner 32, Ringwood 82); University 44. CU gave up the game. C Ch 9th Sept. p 2.

9th Sept. Cambridge. Notice of new club "perhaps a modification of the present Cambridge Club." "Cambridge will take its place among the counties of England and this manly game be put upon its proper footing." C Ch 9th Sept, CIP 23rd Sept p 2/3.

Tues-Thurs. 12th-14th Sept. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CTC v Swaffham or West Norfolk return. Swaffham 103 (C Wright 26, Arnold 5 wkts) & 124 (N Pilch 20, Spinks 29*, Fenner 6 wkts); CTC 107 (Ringwood 27, Wright 5 wkts) & 73 (Foster 25, Fagge 5 wkts, Wright 4 wkts). Swaffham won by 47 runs. C Ch 16th Sept, Haygarth Vol 3 p 2/199.

Thurs/Fri. 14th/15th Sept. Walden Common, Saffron Walden v Cambridge St Andrew the Less. Cambridge won by 6 wkts. CIP 23rd Sept. p 3.

16th Sept. Ickleton challenge similar sized parish within 20 miles. C I P 16th Sept. p 3.

Mon. 18th Sept. Lynn, Lynn v Wisbech return. Wisbech 39 & 63 (Arger 6+ wkts); Lynn 51 (W Atmore 20, J Ward 8+ wkts) & 52 for 7 wkts (Cresswell 24, J Ward 4+ wkts). Lynn won by 3 wkts. C I P 23rd Sept. p 3.

Mon. 18th Sept. Thorney v Deeping. Thorney won by 56 runs. C I P 23rd Sept. p 3.

Tues. 19th Sept. Ickleton, Married v Single. Single 52 & 46; Married 55 & 45 for 4 wkts. Married won by 6 wkts. Bellís Life 24th Sept. p 4.

Thurs. 21st Sept. Parker's Piece Cambridge, St Andrew the Less v Saffron Walden return. Cambridge 227 (Davis 23, Ringwood 56, Cornell 64, Haggis 28*); Walden 72 (J Adams 26). Cambridge won by 165 runs. CIP 23rd Sept p 3.

23rd Sept. Meeting at the Red Lion to establish the new Cambridge Club. "Cambridge will take its place among the counties of England and this manly game be put upon its proper footing." C I P 23rd Sept 1843 p 3.

Mon. 25th Sept. Royston v Rickling Green return. Royston 61 (Titchmarsh 31*); Rickling 126. Rickling won by65 runs. Bellís Life 8th Oct. p 4.

Mon. 25th Sept. Wm and Joseph Ratcliffe of Wisbech v R and W Atmore of Lynn. For £20. Not played due to rain. C Ch 30th Sept. 1843 p 3.

30th Sept. New Cambridge Club to be called the "Town and County Club". Sir St Vincent Cotton ®C president; Moses Browne ®C treasurer; F Thackeray, assisted by F P Fenner ®C secretary. Only subscribers of over 10s to be allowed a vote in Club affairs. "We have no doubt that Cambridgeshire can take first-class honours in the noble game of cricket...the county must be interested in the matter..." C Ch 30th Sept p 2.

Mon. 2nd Oct. Baldock, Single wicket, W Warner of Royston v B Ginn of Baldock. Warner 6 & 1; Ginn 12. Bellís Life 8th Oct p 4.

Mon. 2nd Oct. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Amateurs v Fulbourn, Bottisham & Swaffham. Cambridge 85 & 55 for 6 wkts; FB&S 182 (Townley 26). CIP 7th Oct p 3.

Tues. 3rd Oct. Elm and Emneth cricket clubs "closed their season...with some excellent play and good sport..." Dinner at Angel Inn.

Thurs. 5th Oct. Fulbourn Thurs, Bottisham & Swaffham v Cambridge Amateurs return. FB&S 71 (Thackeray 3+ wkts) & 39 for 3 wkts; Cambridge 42 & 67. FB&S won by 7 wkts. CIP 14th Oct p 3.

Wed. 11th Oct. Wisbech Albion end of season dinner at Mr J Ratcliffeís New Bell. "...we fully anticipate next season to have a club of first-rate pretensions, who will win back the laurels that have been wrested from them by their more experienced neighbours." Thomas Cole Esq. elected president. The accounts showed a surplus. C Ch 14th Oct. 1843 p 3.

Fenner played for Midland Counties v MCC, Hampshire v MCC, Audley End v MCC; Arnold played for Bury St Edmonds v Diss, Suffolk v Swaffham, single wicket v Seakins of Bury; Ringwood played for Audley End v MCC, Huntingdon Town v County & v Audley End; Haggis played for Huntingdon Town v County; Thackeray played for Midland Counties v MCC. Haygarth Vol III, B&NP 28th June, C Ch 29th July, C Ad 16th Aug p 146/151/172/2/3/1.

1844

Wed. 13th Mar. Cambridge. 1st general meeting CT&CC. Likely matches v Surrey & v Sussex with Stamford and Peterborough. C Ad. 20th Mar. p 2.

April. Announcement that Lillywhite of Sussex had "taken an engagement at Cambridge [university], as a practice bowler, at a good salary."Stamford Mercury, 3rd May 1844***

3rd April. Cambridge. Robert Sadd & Son, silversmiths and jewellers of 7 & 8 King's Parade, advertise a supply of "ALBERT CRICKET BATS" complete with Royal Arms and "Duke's best Balls and Stumps." C Ad 3rd April p 2.

6th April. Cambridge. "Friends and subscribers [of CT&CC] are rising upon all sides, and by and by we doubt not we shall have to congratulate the county on possessing one of the most flourishing cricket clubs in the county." C Ch 6th April p 2.

Wed. 10th April. Cambridge. CT&CC committee meeting at University Arms. Sir St Vincent Cotton in chair and Fenner secretary. Moses Brown, Fenner, C E Brown, Crouch and Linton appointed to prepare the ground, equipment etc. Suffolk, Norwich, and Huntingdon are believed to have been contacted with a view to matches. Subscriptions have already reached £100. CIP 13th April p 2.

13th April. "We congratulate the county on the promising aspect the new club has assumed: let it proceed as it has begun, and Cambridgeshire need turn its back on no county in England". C Ch 13th April p 2.

Wed. 24th April. Parkerís Piece, Catherine Hall, North v South. North (11) 93 & 55; South (10) 95 (Paley 27*) & 56 for 5. South won by 4 wkts. Bellís Life 28th April p 4.

Wed. 24th April. Audley End, Audley End v Ickleton. Audley End 133 (Currey 45, H Neville 42); Ickleton 35 & 65. L Nevilleís bowling commended. Bellís Life 28th April p 4.

Thurs. 25th April. Cambridge, Hon F Grimstonís (w Lillywhite v E M Dewingís (w Redgate) sides. Dewing 80 (Dewing 20); Grimston 121 for 7 wkts. Bellís Life 28th April p 4.

Fri. 26th April. Parkerís Piece, Pembroke v Christís Colleges. Pembroke 101 (Dutton 23) & 222(Phear 34, Parke 47, Dalton 71); Christís 83(?) (Leicester 30). Bellís Life 5th May p 3.

Sat. 27th April. Cambridge, Queensí v Sidney Colleges. Queensí 101 (Topley/ Jopling 45, Ivatt 4+ wkts) & 40 (Baldwin 6+ wkts); Sidney 100 (Ivatt 47, Burridge 4+ wkts) & 44 for 1 wkts. Sidney won by 9 wkts. Bellís Life 5th May p 3; CIP 4th May p 3.

Sat. 27th April. A new Chatteris club started playing in a field owned by Mr Newton. "..there is every prospect of them raising a very good club." C Ch 4th May p 3.

27th April. Cambridge. Huntingdonshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Sussex and Nottingham said to be interested in playing the CT&CC. 170 subscribers so far. Lillywhite, Redgate and Barker are coaching the University Club. "We would again request all to abstain as much as possible from walking or riding over the cricket ground." C I P 27th April, C Ch 27th April p 2.

28th April. Cambridge. The "far-famed University and town and county clubs." Bell's Life 28th April p 4.

Mon. 29th April. Cambridge, C U, E G Hartnellís v E M Dewingís sides. Hartnell 256 (Taylor 55, King 55, Turrell 38, Forbes 20); Dewing 151 (Gall 40, Clissold 23, King 4+ wkts). Hartnellís side won by 105 runs. Bellís Life 5th May p 3.

Mon. 29th April, Sat. 4th May. Cambridge, Magdalen v Emmanuel Colleges. Magdalen 71 (Hon F Grimston 31) & 97 (Hon F Grimston 24); Emmanuel 74 & 100 for 7 wkts (Taylor 4+ wkts). Emmanuel won by 3 wkts. Bellís Life 5th & 12th May p 3.

Wed. 1st May. CT&CCís first practice match with "Lillywhite bowling at one end and Fenner at the other." C Ch p 2 and CIP 4th May p 2.

1st May. Cambridge. F P Fenner advertises as cigar merchant, "Red House, Parker's Piece," offering an "unequalled stock of bats", balls and stumps, suitable for the "finished player and the "mere tyro". "None but Fenner's are used in the practice matches of the University club." C Ad 1st May p ?

Thurs./Fri. 2nd/3rd May. Parkerís Piece, Cambridge Undergraduates, Public Schools v Non-Public Schools. P S 80 (Pell 21, Clissold 28*)& 62 (Hartnell 5 wkts); N P S 147 (Dowell 31, J M Taylor 31, Ottey 6 wkts). Non- Public Schools won by an innings and 5 runs. Haygarth Vol. III p 211.

4th May. "It has been suggested that until term shall have ended, it would be far more convenient to meet for practice at two than at four." C Ch 4th May p 2.

Sat. 4th May. Jesus Close, Jesus v St Peterís Colleges. Jesus 202 (Linthwaite 24, Dowell 68, Lukin 4+ wkts); St Peterís 42 (Dowell 4+ wkts) & 42 (Dowell 5+ wkts). Jesus won by an innings and 118 runs. Bellís Life 12th May p 3.

Sat. 4th May. Parkerís Piece, Sidney Sussex v Queensí Colleges return. Sidney 133 (Baldwin 39, Jopling 6+ wkts) & 32 (Brereton 4+ wkts); Queensí 43 (Baldwin 5+ wkts) & 60 (Davis 32, Ivatt 6+ wkts). Sidney won by 62 runs. Bellís Life 12th May p 3.

Tues. 7th May. Guilden Morden, Guilden Morden v Stotfold. G M 30 & 34; Stotfold 55 & 10 for 1 wkt. Stotfold won by 9 wkts. H & M Strickland bowled well for G M. Bellís Life 19th May p 3.

Tues./Wed. 7th/8th May. Parkerís Piece, Trinity v Magdalen and Emmanuel Colleges. Trinity 164 (E C Taylor 35, Pell 28, Hartnell 23, J M Taylor 6 wkts) and 50 for 3 wkts; M & E 90 (J M Taylor 28) & 123 (Hon F Grimston 21, Sykes 35, Nicholson 6 wkts). Trinity won by 7 wkts. Bellís Life 12th May p 3.

Wed. 8th May. Cambridge. "..the club [CT&CC] now embraces nearly all the principal inhabitants of the town, and many from the county." Sub-committee empowered to buy 6 additional bats, and a members°Į tent. C Ch & CIP 11th May p 2.

Fri. 10th May. Jesus Close, Jesus v Emmanuel Colleges. Emmanuel 73 (Dowell 7 wkts) & 39; Jesus 64 (Sykes 4+ wkts) & 50 for 7 wkts. Bellís Life 19th May p 3.

Fri./Sat. 10th/11th May. Parkerís Piece, Trinity v St Johnís College. Trinity 79 (Ottey 5+wkts) & 85 (Dewing 33, Ottey 6 wkts); St Johnís 130 (Gruggen 33). Bellís Life 19th May p 3.

11th May. Wisbech CC has commenced practice, is very strong in numbers and has some better players than in previous seasons. CIP 11th May p 3

Mon. 13th May. Parkerís Piece, CU, Dewingís (with Lillywhite) v Dowellís (with Redgate) sides. Dewing 91 (Foster 31, Lillywhite 6 wkts); Dowell 100 (Gruggen 40, Dowell 31, Redgate 5 wkts). Dowellís side won by 9 runs. Bellís Life 19th May p 3.

Tues. 14th May. Parkerís Piece, Corpus Christi College v St Catherineís Hall. Corpus 35 (Thornhill 8+wkts) &122 (Campbell 42, Beck 35); St Catís 45 & 114 for 5 wkts (Patey 50*, Patchett 28). St Catís won by 5 wkts. Bellís Life 19th May p 3.

Tues. 14th May. Jesus Close, Jesus v Magdalene Colleges. Jesus 39(JM Taylor4+ wkts) & 101; Magdalen 146 (Hon. F Grimston 34, JM Taylor 48, Milford 5+ wkts). Magdalen won by an innings and 6 runs. Bellís Life 19th May p 3.

Tues. 14th May. Parkerís Piece, St Johnís College 2nd team v Queensí College. St. Johnís 139 (Newham 26, Young 23, Hole 32) & 60; Queensí 54 (Maudson 5 wkts) & 76 (Maudson 5+ wkts). St Johnís won by 69 runs. CIP 18th May p 2; Bellís Life 19th May p 3.

Wed 15th May. Wisbech Albion Married v Single. No details given. C Ch 18th May p 3.

Thurs./Fri. 16th/17th May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CU v MCC. CU 135 & 151; MCC 303. MCC won by an innings and 17 runs. Haygarth Vol III p 215.

Mon. 20th May. Crowland v Elm and Emneth. Crowland 50 & 49; E & E 96 & 4 for 0 wkts. Elm won by 10 wkts. Elm played Crowland "in consequence of the success attending the Elm Club last season, in winning five matches out of six." C Ch 25th May p 3; Bellís Life 26th May p 4.

Tues. 21st May. Parkerís Piece, Trinity 1st v 2nd boat clubs. 2nd 136 (Lorimer 25, Knight 24) & 53 (Nicholson 5+ wkts); 1st 106 (Richardson 35, Standen 5+ wkts) & 88 for 6 wkts (Cloves 23). 1st won by 4 wkts. Bellís Life 26th May p 4.

Tues./Wed. 21st/22nd May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CT&CC v CU. CT&CC 267 (Diver 56, Pryor 103, Hughes 5 wkts); CU 113 (A M Hoare 40, Fenner 8 wkts) & 100 (Fenner 9 wkts). CT&CC won by an innings and 54 runs. Pryor "added to his cricketing fame by most brilliant play, hitting in all directions, and gaining the enormous score of 103. "...a degree of science and skill was evinced on the part of the town club, which more than realised the high expectations which had been formed concerning it, and which fully warrants the boast of last year that Cambridge can turn out an eleven fit to compete with some of the first clubs in the kingdom." CU were "very weak, particularly in their bowling." "We were highly gratified by observing the ground for the field extensively marked out by numerous flags, embracing the whole area, and giving a much greater space to the players than they have been accustomed to. Placards also were displayed, soliciting of the spectators not to place themselves within the marked boundaries." CIP 25th May, ACSH, C Ch 25th May p 3/13/2.

Wed. 22nd /25th May. Parkerís Piece, Trinity Boat Club 1st Crew v Rest of Club. 1st 92 & 248 (King 75*, Carter 68, Templer 5+ wkts); Rest 158 (Gail 55, Lomax 21) & 70 (King 4+ wkts). 1st won by an innings and 20 runs. Bellís Life 26th May p 4.

Fri. 24th May. Jesus Close, Jesus 1st boat v St Johnís Lady Margaret 1st boat. Jesus 28 (Gruggen 7+ wkts) & 105 (Dowell 39, White 20, Hoare 4+ wkts, Gruggen 4+ wkts); Johnís 99 (Hoare 40) & 35 for 2 wkts. St Johnís won by 8 wkts. Bellís Life 26th May p 4.

Sat. 25th May. Jesus Close, Jesus v Caius Colleges. Jesus 72 & 100; Caius 50 & 18 for 1 wkt. Unfinished. Bellís Life 2nd June p 3.

Mon. 27th May. Elm & Emneth v Crowland return. Elm 20 (F Maxwell 4+ wkts) & 51; Crowland 136 (Barratt 29, F Maxwell 74*). Crowland won by an innings and 65 runs. CIP 1st June p 3.

Mon. 27th May. Parkerís Piece, Trinity College 3rd v 2nd Boat. 3rd 111 (King 31, Clissold 21, Standen 7 wkts) & 165 (King 75*; 2nd 63 (King 4+ wkts) & 20 (King 9 wkts). 3rd won by 193 runs. Bellís Life 2nd June p 3.

Tues 28th May. Jesus Close, Jesus College Boat Club v Trinity College 3rd Boat. Trinity 53 & 77 for 3 wkts; Jesus 75 (Luard 20, King 7 wkts). Bellís Life 2nd June p 3.

Wed. 29th May. CT&CC had over 200 subscribing members. Complaints from inhabitants of Park Terrace have led to marquees being sited on the south-east side of Parker's Piece enabling "parties living on the north side of Parker's Piece to see the play." CIP 1st June, C Ch 1st June p 3/2.

May/June. Parkerís Piece, Pembroke v Christís Colleges. Pembroke 101 (Dalton 23, Wilkins 5 wkts) &221 (Phear 34, Parks, Dalton 71, Wilkins 4+ wkts); Christís 82 (Leicester 30*). Bellís Life 9th June Supplement p 3.

Wed. 5th June. Parson Drove v Wisbech. P D 96 (Morris 62) & 57 (Johnson 23); Wisbech 119 (Wiscard 21, Thickbroom 31*, Jos. Ratcliff 22, Peck 4+ wkts) & 35 for 1wkt (Wiscard 20*). Wisbech won by 9 wkts. CIP 8th June p 2.

Thurs. 6th June. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CT&CC practice match, Ringwood and Fenner choosing sides. CIP 8th June p 2.

Sat. 8th June. Harrow, Harrow v CU (with Lillywhite). Harrow 114 & 45; CU 87 & 19 for 6 wkts. Unfinished. Haygarth Vol III p 223.

Mon. 10th June. Crowland v Wisbech. Crowland 45 & 31; Wisbech 44 (Barratt 4+ wkts) & 29 for 6 wkts. Wisbech won by 4 wkts. CIP 15th June p 3.

Tues./Wed. 11th/12th June. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CT&CC v Swaffham/West Norfolk. Swaffham 138 (Spinks 44, Fenner 5 wkts) & 147 (Fagge 29, Stearman 39, Fenner 3+ wkts); CT&CC 53 (Wright 3+ wkts) & 54 (Raven 4+ wkts). Swaffham won by 178 runs. "A splendid array of tents, among which, the gigantic proportions of the new Town and County tent shone conspicuously, were all invitingly open, offering opportunities for the indulgence of all tastes, from those who love cricket for its own sake, to those who esteem it in connection with its usual accompaniment ®C 'good cheer'." CIP 15th June p 2.

Wed. 12th June. Long Sutton, Long Sutton v Parson Drove. Sutton 38 & 101(Blower 34, Millington 28); Parson Drove 57 (R T Taylor 20) & 36. Long Sutton won by 46 runs. Bellís Life 16th June p 4.

Thurs. 13th June. Melbourn v Granchester. Melbourn 48 & 54; Granchester 91 & 74. Granchester won by 63 runs. CIP 22nd June p 3.

Thurs. 13th June. Hinxton Grange, Ickleton v Kirtling. Ickleton 86 (Syer 4+ wkts) & 77 (Collier 4+ wkts); Kirtling 87 (Gardener 27) & 77 for 9 wkts. Kirtling won by 1 wkt. CIP 22nd June p 3.

Tues. 18th June. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Royal George v Haddenham (Hardwicke). George 21 & 70; Haddenham 124. Haddenham won by an innings and 33 runs. CIP & C Ch 22nd June p 3/2.

Tues, 18th June. Parker's Piece Cambridge, single wicket "between two of our respected fellow-townsmen". "The young farmer" beat "our friend of the 'sugar-cane'." C Ch 22nd June p 2.

Wed. 19th June. Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden Juveniles v Cambridge Juveniles. Walden 94 & 60; Cambridge 105 & 141. Cambridge won by 92 runs. CT&CC paid expenses (£1. 10s) for the Cambridge team. CIP 22nd June, C Ch 29th June p 3.

19th June. Earl of Hardwicke enrolled as honorary member of Wisbech CC. C Ad 19th June p 3.

Thurs. 20th June. Grantchester, Grantchester v Melbourn. Grantchester won by over 40 runs. C Ch 22nd June p 2.

Thurs 20th June. Kirtling. Kirtking v Ickleton. Kirtling won by 33 runs. B&NP(?) 3rd July. 1844***

Fri. 21st June. Royston, Royston (with Ringwood and Arnold) v Bishopís Stortford. Royston 60 & 71; B S 91. B S won on 1st innings. Fenner to replace Ringwood in return match. Bellís Life 30th June p 4.

Mon. 24th June. Wisbech, Crowland v Wisbech return. Wisbech 59 & 21; Crowland 37 & 44 (?) for 7 wkts. Crowland won by 3 wkts. Thousands of spectators. The police stopped 2 or 3 attempts at fights. "...the bowling of Swan made such havoc with the wickets." Dinner in Mr Pateís garden at back of Red Lion. CIP 29th June p 3.

Wed. 26th June. Haddenham, Haddenham CC v Cambridge "George Subscription Room" return. Cambridge 55 & 19; Haddenham 34 & 56. Haddenham won by 15 runs. C Ch 29th June p 3.

Wed. 26th June. J Lyon of Chatteris 46 for Visitorís (with "Somersham friends") v Somersham. Visitors 28 & 81; Somersham 27 & 51. Visitors won by 31 runs. Played as practice match for Somersham before the match with Willingham on 27th. C Ch 29th June p 3.

Thurs. 27th June. Chatteris v Elm & Emneth. Chatteris 71 & 109 (Johnson 44); E & E 54 (T Ward 6 wkts) & 89. Chatteris won by 37 runs. CIP 29th June p 3.

Thurs. 27th June. G Thompson Esqís residence. Willingham v Somersham. Willingham 97; Somersham 15 & 38. Willingham won by 44 runs. CIP 29th June p 3.

Fri 28th June. Kirtling, Kirtling v Ickleton return. Kirtling 71 & 99 (Syer 31*); Ickleton 48 (Fairley 4+ wkts) & 89 (J Ginn 29, W Mumford 23). Kirtling won by 33 runs. CIP 6th July p 3; Bellís Life 7th July p 3.

Tues. 2nd July. Bishopís Stortford, Bishopís Stortford v Royston (with Arnold & Cornell) return. B S 173 (Scarr 56, W F Nash 37, Claydon 25); Royston 29 & 25. Bellís Life 7th July p 3.

Wed. 3rd July. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Youths v Saffron Walden Youths. Walden 81 in 2; Cambridge 153 (R Carpenter 32). Cambridge won by an innings and 72 runs. Bell & R Carpenter for Cambridge. CIP 6th July p 3.

Wed. 3rd July. Mr Thomas Robinsonís meadow, Over, Over v Haddenham 2nd Eleven. Over 59 & 65; Haddenham 114 & 11 for 0 wkts. Haddenham won by 10 wkts. Dinner at Admiral Nelson. CIP 6th July p 3.

Thurs. 4th July. Cambridge, CT&CC practice match, Pryor and Foster leading the sides. CIP 29th June p 2.

Thurs./Fri. 4th/5th July. Lord's, OU v CU. OU 96 & 57 for 4 wkts; CU 69. Unfinished. CU gave up the match. Haygarth Vol. III p 238; CIP 17th July p 3.

Fri. 5th July. Worlington v Kirtling return. Worlington 35 & 71; Kirtling 86 & 19. CIP 13th July p 3.

Mon. 8th July. Grounds of R G Townley, Fulbourn. Fulbourn & Bottisham v CT&CC (2nd XI). CT&CC 29 & 78; F & B 41 & 31. CT&CC won by 35 runs. CIP 13th July p 3.

Mon. 8th July. Wisbech v Parson Drove return. Wisbech 111 (Clarke 39) & 57(Clarke 21, J Ratcliffe 23, Peck 5+ wkts); PD 19 & 19 (Ratcliffe 5 + wkts). Wisbech won by 130 runs. CIP 13th July p 3.

Mon. 8th July (or Tues 16th). Wisbech, Single Wicket, Clarke, Ratcliffe & Ratcliffe of Wisbech v Massam J Ward and Diggle of Elm. Elm 6 & 9; Wisbech 11 & 5 (?) for 0 wkts.

2nd match. Massam 24 & 17; Clarke 88 (64 overnight). Clarke won by an innings and 47 runs. CIP 20th July p3.

Tues. 9th July. Elm & Emneth v Chatteris return. E & E 69 (Ruston 5+ wkts) & 27; Chatteris 92 (T Smith 35, Diggle 6+ wkts) & 5 for 1 wkts Chatteris won by 9 wkts. C Ch 6th & 13th July p 3.

Wed. 10th July. Royston Heath, single wicket. J Squire, Jno Titchmarsh & H Wortham for Royston v Paine, Pearce & Belson for Shepreth. Royston 4 & 5; Shepreth 13. Shepreth won by an innings and 4 runs. CIP 20th July p 3.

Wed. 10th July. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Parish Constables v Police Force. Constables 92 & 65; Police 58 & 59 (60) (Robinson 43 in 2). Constables won by 40 (39) runs. C Ch 13th July p 2.

Wed. 10th July. Cambridge, 11 Married v 22 Single of CT&CC. C Ad 10th July p 2.

Wed. 10th July. Haddenham, Haddenham (Hardwicke) v Over return. Notice. Haddenham 37 & 30; Over 16 & 50. Haddenham won by ? Dinner at Bull Inn by Mrs Coates. CIP 6th July p 3.

Fri 12th July. Wisbech Albion open to play neighbours. Stamford Mercury, 12th July 1844***

Tues. 16th July. Saffron Walden, CT&CC (barring team v Norfolk) with Snow v Saffron Walden. CT&CC 102 & 43 for 2 wkts; Walden 85. Unfinished. CIP 20th July p 2.

Tues. 16th July. Melbourn v Barrington. Melbourn 26 (J Pearce 5+ wkts, A Pearce 4+ wkts) & 52; Barrington 78. Melbourn won by 5 runs. CIP 20th July p 3.

Tues. 16th July. Doddington v Willingham. Doddington 64 & 56 (Bavin 21, R Read 5 wkts); Willingham 108 (Jos Gleaves 20) & 14 for 3 wkts. CIP 20th July p 3.

Wed. 17th July. CT&CC committee meeting. Col. Hall of the Lifeguards elected as a subscribing member. C Ch 20th July p ?

Thurs 18th July.Wisbech. 3 of Wisbech v 3 of Elm. Elm 6 & 9; Wis 11 & 6 for 0. Wis won by 3 wkts.

Also Clarke of Wisbech v Massam of Elm. Clarke 88; Massam 24 & 17.

Mon. 22nd July. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CT&CC v Fulbourn & Bottisham (with Davey of Bumpstead) return. F & B 82 & 90; CT&CC 126. CT&CC won. C Ch 27th July p 2.

Mon. 22nd July. Haddenham v Chatteris. Haddenham 57 & 120; Chatteris 81 & 109. Chatteris won by 13 runs. C Ch 27th July p 2.

Mon. 22nd July. Peterborough v Wisbech Albion. Peterborough 46 (Hodson 21) & 66 (W Garratt 23); Wisbech 67 (Woodward 4+ wkts) & 46 for 5 wkts. Wisbech won by 5 wkts. CIP 27th July p 3. C Ch 20th July p ?

Mon. 22nd July. Kelshall v Litlington. Kelshall won after three innings each the first and second innings being tied. Return "some time after harvest." CIP 27th July p 3.

Tues. 23rd July. Barrington v Melbourn return. Melbourn 66 & 54 (J Pearce 6+ wkts); Barrington 47 & 68. Melbourn won by 5 runs. After some Melbourn players refused to walk Barrington challenged them to a match for £1 a head on Parkerís Piece with Cambridge umpires. Royston refused to play Barrington as arranged on Fri. 26th July. Barrington later disputed the reported result saying that Barrington won by 2 runs. In Melbournís 2nd innings Wing was out "head before wicket." CIP 27th July p 3.

Tues. 23rd July. Wisbech St Maryís v St Edmundís. St Maryís won "in one innings."

Wed. 24th July. March, March v Chatteris. Chatteris led by 27 on the 1st innings; March 2nd innings 108; Chatteris 2nd innings unfinished. Chatteris claimed the match. This was disputed and the case referred "to a third and competent party." J M Pope and Glasscock for March. Smith & Lyon for Chatteris. Chatteris won "on 1st innings". Wing out "head before wicket". C Ch 27th July p 3.

Wed. 24th July. Over v Swavesey return. Over 33 (S Dodson 4+ wkts) & 66 for 7 wkts; Swavesey 28 (C Robinson 7 wkts) & 69. CIP 27th July p 3.

Thurs. 25th July. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Married (20) v Single. Md 136 (Boning 26, Hayward 23, Cornell 31, Arnold 5 wkts); Sgle 109 (Fenner 11 wkts). Married won by 27 runs. CIP 27th July p 3.

Thurs. 25th July. Foxton, Foxton v Fowlmere. Foxton 23 (W Dean 4+ wkts) & 14 (W Dean 5 wkts); Fowlmere 22 (Garner 9 wkts) & 17 for 1 wkt (Garner 1 wkt). Fowlmere won by 9 wkts. CIP 3rd Aug. p 3.

Thurs. 25th July. Audley End, Audley End v Cambridge Albion. Audley End 189 (Ringwood 30); Albion 40 & 84. Audley End won by an innings & 65 runs. Bell's Life 4th Aug p 4.

Fri. 26th July. Royston. Single wicket. Peck, G Hankin, R Hankin v T Hankin, G Thody, J Thurgood. PH&H 9 & 1; HT&T 16. HT&T won by an innings and 6 runs. C Ad 31st July p 3.

Mon. 29th July. Single wicket. Allwood, Gordon & Gawthorn for Royston v Clifton, French & Scruby for Melbourn. Royston 8 & 14; Melbourn 4 & 14. Royston won by 4 runs. CIP 3rd Aug. p 3.

Tues. 30th July. Grounds of Mr Blench, Doddington, Doddington v Willingham return. Willingham 54 (Bavin 4+ wkts) & 90 (Bavin 6+ wkts); Doddington 82 (Bavin 41, Underwood 4+ wkts) & 38 (Underwood 6+ wkts). Willingham won by 23 runs. CIP 3rd Aug. p 3.

Wed. 31st. Single wicket. Royston v Melbourn. For £5 per match.

Scruby beat Gawthorn by 10 runs.

Allwood beat French easily.

Clifton beat James Sheppard ("the best man of the Royston Club". CIP 3rd Aug. p 3.

Wed. 31st July. Fenstanton v Swavesey. Fenstanton 43 (S Dodson 6 wkts) & 22 (A Metcalfe 5 wkts); Swavesey 52 & 14 for 1 wkt. Swavesey won by 9 wkts. CIP 3rd Aug. p 3.

Wed. 31st July. Chatteris v Haddenham (with C Hutt of Cambridge and Foulger of Sutton) return. Chatteris 134 (Johnson 78, C Hutt 4+wkts); Haddenham 47 (Smith 4+ wkts). Chatteris won by 87 runs. Letter from Haddenham player protesting at the suggestion that Chatteris were superior and subsequent letter from Chatteris defending its umpire. Dinner at George Hotel by Mr Newton. CIP 3rd Aug. & 17th Aug. p 3.

1st Aug. Walpole. Walpole v Wisbech St Mary. Wis 58 & 47 for 1;Wal 33 & 71. Wis St Mary won by 9 wkts. Lincs Ch 9th Aug 1844.

Thurs./Fri. 1st/2nd Aug. Bishop's Stortford, Bishop's Stortford v CT&CC. CT&CC 153 (Blayton 27, Fenner 21, Hayward 36, Clayden 3 wkts) & 29 (J Nash 7 wkts); Stortford 80 (Scarr 43, Fenner 5 wkts, Snow 5 wkts) & 74 (Seamer 20, Fenner 6 wkts). CT&CC won by 32 runs. The use of a scoreboard referred to as "this excellent plan". C Ch 10th Aug, Haygarth Vol. III p 259/2.

? Aug. Peterborough Juveniles v Whittlesey. Notice. C Ad 31st July p 3.

Tues. 6th Aug Wisbech v Peterborough. Notice. C Ad 31st July p 3.

Tues-Thurs. 6th-8th Aug. Swaffham, Norfolk v CT&CC return. Cambridge 65 & 248 (Pryor 32, Fenner 82, Ringwood 30); Norfolk 39 (Fenner 5 wkts) & 101 (Fenner 5 wkts). Cambridge won by 173 runs. CIP 10th Aug. p 3.

Thurs. 8th Aug. Huntingdon County v Cambridge Johnian Long Vac Club. Hunts 113 (Diver 33) & 124 (Diver 25); Long Vac 113 (A M Hoare 52*) & 11 for 3. Match drawn. CIP & C Ch 10th Aug. p 3.

Thurs./Fri. 8th/9th Aug. Chatteris, Chatteris v March return. Chatteris 72 & 133 (Smith 39, Johnson 49); March 97 (Glasscock 46) & 47. Chatteris won by 61 runs. CIP 17th Aug. p 3; Bellís Life 18th Aug p 3.

Fri 9th Aug. Newmarket, Symondís side v Westleyís side. 14 a side. Symondís 52 & 53; Westleyís 107 (J Barrett 21, G Westley 44, E Trumble 23). C Ch 17th Aug. p 2.

Mon. 12th Aug. Royston v Biggleswade. Royston 29 (W Pope 7 wkts); Biggleswade 28 (Shepherd 5 wkts). Royston won.

Thurs./Fri. 15th/16th Aug. Parkerís Piece, CT&CC v Bury. Bury 29 (Snow 8 wkts) & 43 (Snow 5 wkts, Fenner 5 wkts); CT&CC 98 (A M Hoare 33, Arnold 6 wkts). Cambridge won by an innings and 36 runs. The soft ground suited Snowís bowling. "Fenner and Snow made sad havoc with the wickets." Haywardís wicket keeping commended. CIP 17th Aug. p 2. C Ch 17th Aug. p 2; Bellís Life 25th Aug p 4.

Fri. 16th Aug. Ely, Mr Triggís Academy v Ely Youths. Academy 31 & 27(?); Youths 37 & 30. Youths won by 9(?) runs. Grass ankle-deep because there was apparently no suitable place to play cricket in Ely. CIP 24th Aug. p 3.

Fri. 16th Aug. Royston v Shepreth. Royston 166 (C Shepherd 65*, J Shepherd 30, Titchmarsh 34, Payne 4+ wkts); Shepreth 29 & 55 (R Shepherd 4+ wkts). Royston won by an innings and 82 runs. C Ch 24th Aug. p 3.

18th Aug. Fenner selected to play for Northern Counties v MCC on 26th Aug. He did not play. Bellís Life 18th Aug. p 3.

Mon. 19th Aug. Bigglewade, Biggleswade v Royston. Royston 29; Biggleswade 28. Rain. Royston won by 1 won. Bellís Life 25th Aug p 4.

Mon./Tues.(Tues/Wed) 19th/20th(20th/21st)Aug. Lynn v Wisbech. Lynn 82 (W Whitly 29, Hammond 6 wkts) & 83 (82)(J Ratcliffe 4+ wkts); Wisbech 62 & 71 (Howlett 5+ wkts). Lynn won by 32 runs. C Ch 24th Aug. p 3; Stamford Merc. 23rd Aug 1844***

Tues./Wed. 20th/21st Aug. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CT&CC v Bishop°Įs Stortford. CT&CC 111 (Ringwood 20, Cornwell 36, Quilter 3+ wkts) & 105 (Hayward 23, J G Nash 7 wkts); Stortford 30 (Fenner 5 wkts) & 25 (Snow 7 wkts). CT&CC won by 161 runs. CIP 24th Aug, C Ch 24th Aug p 3/2.

Wed. 21st Aug. Linton, Linton v Saffron Walden. Linton 135 (F C Howard 31); Walden 69(70) (F C Howard 6 wkts) Linton won by 66 runs. Dinner at Swan Inn. C Ch 24th Aug p 2.

Fri. 23rd Aug. Audley End, Audley End with Ringwood v CT&CC. Audley End 52 (Fenner 7 wkts) & 61 (Fenner 5 wkts); CT&CC 45 & 63 for 5 wkts. Unfinished. Audley End won on 1st innings. CIP 31st Aug, Bell's Life 1st Sept. p 3.

Tues./Wed. 27th/28th Aug. Wisbech v Peterborough return. Wisbech 49 & 53 (W or P Garratt 6 wkts); Peterborough 45 & 58 (W Garratt 33*). Morris a "most valuable bat" for Wisbech. C Ch 31st Aug. 2.

Tues. 27th Aug. Royston Heath, Royston v Shepreth and Fowlmere deciding match.. Royston 117 (Titchmarsh 39, Taylor 3+ wkts); S & F 41. Royston won by 76 runs. CIP 31st Aug. p 3; Bellís Life 8th Sept p 4.

Thurs. 29th Aug. Diver for Huntingdonshire v St Ives. 36 in 2nd innings. CIP 31st Aug. p 3.

Fri./Sat. 30th/31st Aug. Bury St Edmunds, Bury St Edmunds (with Arnold) v CT&CC return. Bury 58 (French 20, Fenner 6 wkts) & 86; CT&CC 156 (Boning 24, Fenner 43, Cornwell 22, Arnold 6 wkts). CT&CC won by an innings and 12 runs. CIP 7th Sept, Haygarth Vol. III p 3/284.

Mon. 1st Sept. Saffron Walden, Hill House, Saffron Walden v Linton. Walden 65 (Wakeling 6 wkts) & 45 (Wakeling 5 wkts); Linton 19 & 95 (Hodson 34). Linton won by 4 runs(?). CIP 7th & 21st Sept. p 3 & 2.

Mon. 1st Sept. Whittlesey, Whittlesey Albion v Prince of Wales. Albion 22 &31; P o W 19 & 29. Albion won by 5 runs. CIP 7th(?) Sept. p ?

Tues. 3rd Sept. Ely. Mr Triggís Academy v Town Youths return. Youths 38 (Wilson 4+wkts) & 7; Academy 25 & 21 for 4 wkts. CIP 7th Sept p 3.

Wed. 4th Sept. King's College Choristers v Free School (Perse). Kings 63 & 20 for 3 wkts; Perse 45. C Ch 7th Sept. p 2.

***Sept. (?). NNC ground. Linton v Saffron Walden return. Linton won. CIP 7th Sept. p 3.***?

Thurs. 5th Sept. Barrington v Ickleton. Ickleton 90 (W Mumford 23, J Pearce 4+ wkts) & 62 (W Mumford 22, J Pearce 6 wkts); Barrington 69 (Bird 20, G Clarke 5+ wkts) & 46. Ickleton won by 37 runs. CIP 14th Sept. p 3.

Fri. 6th Sept. Royston Heath, Royston v Saffron Walden. Royston 166; Walden 39 & 16. Royston won by an innings and 111 runs. CIP 7th Sept. p 3.

Mon. 9th Sept. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CT&CC (barring eleven) v Saffron Walden. Cambridge 153 (Hoare 28, Hayward 27); Walden 43. CT&CC won on 1st innings. CIP 14th Sept. p 3.

Mon. 9th Sept. March, single wicket. T Gales v J Green. Gales 20; Green 14 in 2 innings.

T Gales & Jno Winterton v Wm Beeton & J Green. Gales 6 &1, Winterton 0 & 5; Beeton 10, Green 3. The "oldíuns" won by an innings. CIP 14th Sept. p 3.

Wed. 11th Sept. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Long Vac Club v Huntingdonshire (with Diver, Haggis & Ringwood). Cambridge 179; Hunts 98 (Diver 20) & 24 for 3 wkts. Long Vac won on 1st innings. C Ch 14th Sept, Bell's Life 15th Sept p 2/4.

Wed. 11th Sept. King's Choristers v Perse School. King's 76 & 73; Perse 25 & 25. King's won by 99 runs. C Ch 14th Sept. p 2.

Mon. 16th Sept. Linton, Town v Odd Fellows. Town 59 & 33 for 1 wkt; O F 53 (Wakeling 7 wkts) & 34. Town won by 9 wkts. Another report gives Town 92; Odd Fellows 27. CIP 21st Sept. p 2; C Ad 18th Sept p ?

Mon. 16th Sept. Wisbech v Lynn return. Wisbech 87; Lynn 35 & 77. Lynn gave up the match. Hammondís bowling "precision". C Ad 18th & 25th Sept. p 3.

Tues. 17th Sept. Harston v Haslingfield. Harston 41 & 64; Haslingfield 54 & 33. Harston won by 18 runs. CIP 21st Sept. p 2.

Tues. 17th Sept. Ickleton v Barrington return. Ickleton 132 (Wm Mumford 39, C Ginn 42) & 52; Barrington 71 & 18. Ickleton won by 95 runs. C Ginn 42, W Mumford 39. CIP 21st Sept. p 2.

Fri. 20th Sept. Swavesey v Fenstanton return. Swavesey 88 (A Metcalfe 28, Crisp 26); Fenstanton 18 & 57 (Toller 26). Swavesey won by an innings and 15 runs. CIP 28th Sept. p 1.

Fri. 20th Sept. Swaffham House, Swaffham 62 (T Jenyns 5 wkts) & 49; Bottisham 51 and 43 for 6 wkts. Match unfinished. CIP 28th Sept. p 1.

Sept (?) Royston v Saffron Walden under-20ís. Match unfinished. Robert Shephardís play of the first order despite being only 16 years old. CIP 21st Sept. p 3.

Mon. 23rd Sept. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CT&CC end of season match between members. CIP & C Ch 21st Sept p 2/3.

Wed. 25th Sept. Walsoken, Walsoken v West Walton. Walsoken 74 & 23; West Walton 27 & 65. Walsoken won. C Ad 2nd Oct p 1.

Wed. 2nd Oct. Swaffham, Married v Single. Md 26 & 43; Sgle 86. Single won by an innings and 17 runs. CIP 5th Oct. p3.

Wed. 2nd Oct. Soham Classical School v CC. School 78 & 92;CC 56 & 54. School won by 60 runs. CIP 5th Oct. p 3.

Oct. CT&CC meeting satisfied with Clubís accounts. C Ch 12th Oct. p 2.

Wed. 20th Nov. Red Lion Cambridge. General meeting of CT&CC. Alderman Brown in chair. Proposal to play Sussex, with (A) Mynn and (C G) Taylor given. CIP 23rd Nov. p 3.

Arnold played for Royston; Ringwood played for Royston; Cornell played for Royston, Fenner played for Audley End; Diver played for Huntingdonshire. Bell's Life 30th June, 7th July, 15th Sept, C Ch 20th July, 10th Aug, C Ad 21st Aug, CIP 10th & 31st Aug p 4

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Wed. 12th Mar. Cambridge. General meeting of CT&CC. Matches proposed against Sussex (doubtful), Norfolk, Hertfordshire and Suffolk plus one or two for the 2nd eleven. Alfred Mynn has expressed a willingness to play as given man for CT&CC, but Wenman has refused. "We hear, however, from very high authority, that a great deal more energy is required to make the club what is wished." C Ad 19th Mar. p 2; CIP 15th Mar. p 2; C Ch 15th Mar. p 2; Bell's Life 23rd March p 3.

Mon. 31st Mar. CT&CC committee agree to pay towards enlarging and improving the level area of Parkerís Piece. "Upwards of 2,000 square yards have been levelled during the last fortnight, and it is in contemplation to level the whole of the area , and plant it, which would render it the finest cricket ground in the kingdom." "...the level being greatly extended by the University and Town and County Clubs, very laudably assisted by the Commons Committee of the corporation." Parkerís Piece "has been pretty well covered with cricketers during the past week". CIP 5th April p 2; C Ch 5th April p 2; Bellís Life 13th April p 2.

5th April. Cambridge. Over " 2,000 square yards have been levelled during the last fortnight," with plans to level the whole of Parker's Piece. CIP & C Ch 5th April, Bell's Life 13th April p 2.

Tues. 8th April. Cambridge, Trinity Club 9-a-side. Pell (with Arnold) 46; Gall (with Lillywhite) 44 (Arnold 5 wkts). Pellís side won by 2 runs. Bellís Life 13th April p 2.

Sat. 12th April. Parkerís Piece, St Johnís Club XI v 16 (with Lillywhite & Baker). XI 126 (Gruggen 28, Lillywhite 8 wkts); 16 Ė 33 (Ottey 5 wkts, Wroth 5 wkts). XI won by 93 runs. Bellís Life 20th April p 4.

Mon. 14th April. CT&CC committee meeting. Decided to challenge MCC, with Mynn given. CIP 19th April p 2.

Thurs. 17th April. Parkerís Piece, CU, Campbellís v Hoareís sides. Campbell 60 (Dobinson 33) & 32 for 4 wkts (Gruggen 20); Hoare 84 (Mackworth 22, Dacre 27*). Unfinished. Bellís Life 20th April p 4.

Fri. 18th April. Parkerís Piece, Magdalen College, 1st v 2nd Court. 1st 123 (OíCallaghan 21, Boscauen 21)); 2nd 180 (Grimston71, Coles 33, Pease 32). 2nd Court won by 57 runs. Bellís Life 27th April p 3.

Fri./Sat. 18th/19th April. Parkerís Piece, Trinity College, Harrow, Winchester & Rugby Students v Rest of College. Harrow etc. 91 (Barnard 42, Mackworth 5 wkts) & 78; Rest 84 (Mackworth 27*) & 85 for 7 wkts. Bellís Life 27th April p 3.

20th April. Cambridge. CT&CC wanted a match with Sussex with CT&CC given Alfred Mynn and 1 wkt. The Brighton Gazette hoped the necessary money would be raised. Bell's Life 20th April p 4.

Mon. 21st Ė Fri 25th April. Parkerís Piece. "Scarcely a day has passed without a match...between the members of different colleges." C Ch 26th April p 2.

Mon./Tues. 21st/ 22nd April. Parkerís Piece, CU (Public Schools) v Rest of University. Rest 106 (Mackworth 33) & 112/114 (Gruggen 33, Dowell 32, Rippingall 8 wkts); P S 60 (Hughes 5 wkts) & 63. Rest won by 97/95 runs. C Ch 26th April p 2; Bellís Life 27th April p 3.

Wed. 23rd April. CT&CC committee meeting. MCC challenge accepted. CIP 26th April p 2.

Wed. 23rd April. Cambridge, St Johnís College, 9-a-side. Scott 84, Brett 86 (Brett 22). Brettís side won by 2 runs. Bellís Life 27th April p 3.

Wed./Fri. 23rd/25th April. Parkerís Piece, Trinity College v St Johnís College. St Jís 133 (Ottey 29, Wroth 21, Dobinson 27) & 199 (Gruggen 22, Burnet 20, Dobinson 26, Lord Burghley 40); Trinity 69 & 103 (Mackworth 20, Pell 29). St Johnís won by 160 runs. Hoare and Dacreís play also admired. C Ch 26th April p 2; Bellís Life 27th April p 3.

Mon. 28th April. CT&CC committee meeting. Both CT&CC and University CC matches were discussed. C Ch 3rd May p 2.

Mon./Thurs. 28th April/1st May. Cambridge, CU, Hoareí XI v Next 9 (with Redgate & Lillywhite). Next 9 118 (Barnett 25, Lee 5 wkts) & 53; XI 41 (Redgate 6 wkts). Play "suspended in consequence of the Newmarket races." Bellí Life 11th May Supplement p 2.

Wed. 30th April. Cambridge, CT&CC practice match led by A M Hoare and H S Foster. CIP 19th April & 3rd May p 2.

Thurs. 1st May. Cambridge, Jesus v Caius Colleges. Caius 35 & 82 (Wiggleworth 24); Jesus 83 & 34 for 7 wkts. Jesus won by 3 wkts. Bellís Life 4th May p ?

Thurs. 1st May. Parkerís Piece, Queensí College v Catherine Hall. Queensí 88 (Smith 21) & 117 (Laufear 27, Smith 26, Hardwicke 7 wkts); Catís 86 & 43 (Joplin 6 wkts). Queenís won by 76 runs. Bellís Life 4th May p 3

Sat. 3rd May. Parkerís Piece, Pembroke v Christís Colleges. Pembroke 54 (Wilkins 6wkts) & 57 (Glennie 8 wkts); Christís 101 (Currie 23). Bellís Life 11th May p 3.

Mon./Tues. 5th/6th May. Parkerís Piece, CU XI v Next 9 (with Lillywhite & Redgate). XI 58 (Lillywhite 5wkts, Redgate 5 wkts); Nest 9 65 (Wroth 7 wkts). Bellís Life 11th May Supplement p 2.

Wed. 7th May. Cambridge, K v St Johnís College. K 103 (Bromhead 26) & ?; Sat Johnís 102 (Maudton 28). Unfinished due to rain. Bellís Life 11th May p 3.

Thurs./Fri. 8th/9th May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CT&CC v CU. CU 62 (Arnold 6 wkts) & 52 (Arnold 6 wkts); CT&CC 74 (Diver 21, Boning 20, Hughes 5 wkts) & 43 for 4 wkts. CT&CC won by 6 wkts. Haygarth Vol III, C Ch 10th May, C Ad 14th May p 297/3/2.

Tues./Wed. 13th/14th May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, MCC v CU. MCC 38 & 72; CU 143. CU won by an innings and 33 runs. Haygarth Vol III, CIP 17th May p 229/3.

Wed. 14th May. Parkerís Piece, Smokers v Non-Smokers. Non-S 101 (Campbell 23, Nicholson 5 wkts); Smokers 44 (Pearson 6 wkts). Held after CU v MCC match. Bellís Life 35th May p 4.

Wed./Thurs. 14th/15th May. Parkerís Piece, Trinity Boat Club 1st Crew v The Lady Margaret (St Johnís) 1st Crew. St Jís 57 & 78 (Harkness 28, Brodrick 5 wkts); Trinity 100 (Coxswain 25) & 45 (Prest 4+ wkts). Trinity won by 10 runs. C Ch 17th May p 2.

Thurs. 15th May. Parkerís Piece, Magdalen v Emmanuel Colleges. Emmanuel 69 & 71 (Clark 6 wkts); Magdalen 57 (Sykes 5 wkts) & 74. Emmanuel won by 9 runs. Bellís Life 18th May p 3.

Fri. 16th May. Jesus Close, Jesus v Magdalen Colleges. Magdalen 34 (Horsley 7 wkts) & 78 (Woolley 27, Horsley 8 wkts); Jesus 72 (Horsley 30, White 21) & 42 (Clark 5 wkts). Bellís Life 25th May p 4.

Fri. 16th May Parkerís Piece, 1st v 2nd St Johnís Boat Clubs. 1st 88 (Vassal 23) & 43; 2nd 40 & 92 for 9 wkts. (Harkness 27, Hoare 23). 2nd won by 1 wkt. Bellís Life 25th May p 4.

May. Cambridge, Jesus 1st Boat Club v Trinity 3rd Boat Club. Trinity 64 (Clissold 21) & 48 (Carter 21*); Jesus 73 (Linthwaite 33) & 42 for 4 wkts. Jesus won by 6 wkts. Bellís Life 25th May p 4.

Thurs./Fri. 22nd/23rd May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CT&CC v Norfolk. Norfolk 22 (Arnold 5 wkts, Fenner 5 wkts) & 24 (Arnold 5 wkts); CT&CC 160 (Boning 39, Cornwell 53, Gruggen 29,Wright 5 wkts). CT&CC won by an innings and 114 runs. Norfolk objected to CU players Hoare and Gruggen being in the CT&CC side but were overruled. Haygarth Vol III, C Ch 24th May, CIP 24th May 301/3/3.

Mon. 26th May. Denison's Cricketer's Companion said to rate CT&CC as second only to the East Kent as a provincial club. CIP & C Ch 31st May p 2.

Tues. 27th May. Harrow, Harrow v CU (with Royston). Harrow 67 & 42; CU 131. CU won by an innings and 22 runs. Bell's 8th June p 4.

Thurs. May 29th. Cambridge. 3 boys charged with stealing cricket bats from St John's College tent, under the charge of Israel Haggis. CIP & C Ch 31st May & 5th July, C ? 4th June & 2nd July p2.

Mon. 2nd June. First CT&CC committee meeting to be held at the Red Lion Hotel. A challenge from Nottingham has been accepted now that other fixtures have fallen through. "...each party to send out six gentlemen and five players". Games with Royston and Huntingdon also discussed. "The present aspect of the club is such as to give great encouragement to its members and friends." CIP 7th June p 2; C Ch 7th June p 2.

Mon. 2nd June. Ickleton, Simons of Weedon, Northants v E Mean of Ickleton Club. Mean staked £10 to £5. Simons 1 & 1 + 2 wides; Mean 7. Mean won by an innings & 3 runs. Bellís Life 8th June p 4.

Wed. 4th June. Fenstanton v Swavesey. Fenstanton 47 & 14; Swavesey 86. Swavesey won by an innings and 25 runs. CIP 7th June p 2.

Wed. 4th June. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Mr Johnson's (Llandaff House) v Mr Luke Jones' school return. Johnson's won. C Ad 11th June p 3.

Mon./Tues. 9th/10th June. Lord's. MCC v CU return, 12-a-side. MCC 109 & 20 for 3 wkts; CU 28 & 100. MCC won by 8wkts. Haygarth Vol III p 308.

Thurs./Fri. 12th/13th June. Lord's, OU v CU. OU 66 & 96; CU 112 & 51 for 4 wkts. CU won by 6 wkts. Haygarth Vol III p 311.

Tues. 14th June. Upper Clapton, Clapton v OU & CU. O&C 106 & 37 for 3 wkts; Clapton 134. Unfinished. Bell's Life 22nd June p 4.

Mon. 16th June. CT&CC challenged Leicestershire and Brighton. C Ch 21st June p 3.

Wed. 18th June. Barrington v Ickleton. Barrington 83 & 95; Ickleton 64 & 54. Barrington won by 60 runs. Batting of J Pearce and Cambridge much admired. CIP 5th July p 3.

Fri. 20th June. Royston Heath, Royston v Bishopís Stortford. Royston 73 (Titchmarsh 27, Scarr 4+ wkts) & 126 (Charles Shepherd 53*); Stortford 123/125 (W Nash 46*, Hart 29). Finished in favour of Bishopís Stortford. C Ch 28th June. p 4; CIP 28th June p ?; Bellís Life 30th Nov. p 3.

July?. Chesterton. Chesterton v Bucknell(Bucknall?). Chesterton won. Nothampton Merc 9th Aug***

Tues. 1st July. Royston v Potton & Biggleswade. Royston 46 & 71 for 4 wkts; P & B 84. Potton & Biggleswade won on 1st innings. CIP 5th & 19th July p 3. C Ch 5th July p ?

Wed. 2nd July. Swaffham & Bottisham v Fordham. S & B 69 (Bloss 4+ wkts) & 38 for 2 wkts; Fordham 45. Unfinished . C Ch 5th July p 2.

Wed. 2nd July. Notice of CT&CC Gents (with Fenner) v Players match. No report of match. C Ad 2nd July p 2.

Wed. 2nd July. Cambridge, CT&CC practice match. Sides led by O C Pell & H S Foster. C Ad 2nd July p 2.

2nd July. CT&CC finding it difficult to arrange another "first-rate match." A challenge has been sent to Nottingham. If this is declined an advertisement will be placed in Bellís Life. C Ad 2nd July p 2.

Fri. 4th July. Royston, Royston CC v CT&CC (19 barred). CT&CC 76 (R Shephard 4+ wkts) & 55 (R Shephard 4+ wkts); Royston 61 & 71 for 6 wkts (R Shephard 28*). Royston won by 4 wkts. C Ch 12th July p 2.

6th July. Cambridge. CT&CC, "having been unavoidably disappointed of some matches, which were supposed made, would be happy to treat for a home and home match with any club in England, barring the counties of Kent & Sussex." Bell's Life 6th July p 2.

Mon. 7th July. Fowlmere v Thriplow. Fowlmere 34 & 41; Thriplow 44 & 33 for 9 wkts. Thriplow won by 1 wkt. CIP 12th July p 3.

Mon. 7th July. Newmarket, Newmarket v Mildenhall. Newmarket or Mildenhall won on 1st innings. CIP 19th July p 2; C Ch 9th Aug. p 2.

Tues. 8th July. Harston v Melbourn. Harston 84 & 21for 2 wkts; Melbourn 49 & 54. Harston won by 8 wkts. CIP 12th July p 3.

Wed. 9th July. Cambridge, CT&CC practice match. Gents (with Fenner) v Players. Notice only. C Ad 2nd July p 3.

Thurs. 10th July. Ickleton v Barrington return. Ickleton 39 (S Bird 5 wkts) & 40 for 2 wkts; Barrington 39 (J Ginn 5 wkts) & 39. CIP 26th July p 2.

Mon. 14th July. Wisbech, Wisbech v Holbeach. Wisbech won by an innings. CIP 19th July p 2.

Tues. 15th July. Bishopís Stortford v Royston return. Bishopís Stortford 146 (Claydon 22, Earie 20, J G Nash 27); Royston 46 (Quilter 8 wkts). Royston declined a 2nd innings. CIP 12th July p 3.

Wed. 16th July. R G Townleyís park, Fulbourn, Married (with T Townley) v Single. Married 66 (C Townley 4+ wkts) & 79 (T Townley 31, W Wright 5+ wkts); Single 95 (C Wright 35, Jenyns Esq. 21) & 51 for 5 wkts. CIP 26th July p 3

Thurs. 17th July. Swavesey, Swavesey v Willingham. Swavesey 60 & 34; Willingham 40 (Metcalf 6+ wkts) & 67 (Metcalf 5+ wkts). Willingham won by 11 runs. Notice for Wed. 16th. CIP 12th & 26th July p 3.

Thurs. 17th July. Barrington v Sawston. Barrington 35 & 54; Sawston 37 & 41. Barrington won by 11 runs. CIP 26th July p 3.

Fri. 18th July. Melbourn v Harston return. Harston 17 ( F King 8+ wkts) & 73 for 9 wkts ( Miller 21, A French 4+ wkts); Melbourn 41 (F King 8 wkts) & 47( T Watson 6+ wkts). Harston won by 1 wkt. CIP 26th July p 3.

July. Willingham v Potton. Notice only. CIP 12th July p 2.

Mon. 21st July. Royston (with 2 of Baldock) v Potton (with 2 of Biggleswade) return. Royston 122 (R Shepherd 23, Titchmarsh 25) & 84 (R Shepherd 20, Squires 26); Potton 74 (73) (R Shepherd 4+ wkts) & 22 for 2 wkts "going well". Potton won on 1st innings. CIP 26th July p 3;C Ch 26th July p 2.

Tues. 22nd July. Long Sutton, Long Sutton (with Rev. T W Richards & W Chapman Esq of Holbeach) v Elm and Emneth United Clubs. E & E 56 (Massan 24) & 20; Sutton 20 & 56 (?) for 5 wkts. Long Sutton won by 5 wkts. "...the general feeling on the ground was that Ratcliffeís over-hand bowling was decidedly unfair. The greater part of his balls were delivered above the shoulder." C Ch 26th July p 3.

Tues. 22nd July. Audley End. Audley End v Cambridge Albion. Cambridge 63 & 30; Audley End 271. Audley End won by an innings & 178. Bell's Life 27th July p 3.

Thurs. 24th July. Cambridge University in residence (with Fenner) v CT&CC). CU 156 (Fenner 46); CT&CC 28(27) & 24 for 6 wkts. CU won on 1st innings. CIP 26th July p 2.

? July. Potton v Willingham return. Notice CIP 12th July p 2.

Sat 26th July.Bucknell(Bucknall?). Bucknell v Chesterton return. Chesterton won by an innings and 15 runs. Northamton Mercury 9th Aug 1845***

Mon. 28th July. CT&CC committee meeting. A congestion of fixtures in August is reported. Matches with Gravesend, Norfolk, Hertfordshire and Audley End are planned. CIP 2nd Aug. p 3.

Tues. 29th July. Ickleton, Ickleton v Barrington deciding match. Notice only. CIP 26th July p 3.

Tues. 29th July. Haddenham, Haddenham & Hardwicke v Wisbech St Maryís. H & H 82 (Wm Porter 20*, Peck 4+ wkts); Wisbech 12 & 42. H & H won by an innings and 28 runs. CIP 2nd Aug. p 3.

Wed. 30th July. Willingham Common, Willingham v Swavesey return. Willingham 47 (John Gleaves 34*) & 187 (T Garner Jun 55, Few 21, John Gleaves 35*); Swavesey 54 & 9 for 2 wkts. Match given to Willingham after dispute over whether or not to play out the game the following day. CIP 2nd Aug. p 3.

Thurs. 31st July. Cambridge, Policemen v Town Constables. Policemen 115; Constables 79 in 2 innings. After-match dinner at Castle. Spread provided by John Page, with Stephen Pryor in the chair. CIP 26th July p 3.

Thurs. 31st July. Swaffham, Swaffham v Bottisham. Swaffham 58 & 33; Bottisham 112. Bottisham won by an innings and 21 runs. CIP 9th Aug. p 3.

Fri. 1st Aug. Royston v CT&CC (19 barred). Royston 115 (R Shepherd 24) & 75 for 4 wkts; Cambridge 88. Match unfinished. CIP 2nd Aug p 3.

Mon. 4th Aug. Mildenhall v Newmarket. Mildenhall 139 (Windott 21, Trundle 24, Godfrey 21*); Newmarket 120 (Westley 21) & 66. Mildenhall won on 1st innings. C Ch 9th Aug. p 2.

Wed. 6th Aug. Potton, Potton v Willingham return. Potton 67 (Robinson 4+ wkts) & 97 (Paine 20, Gleaves 5 wkts); Willingham 63 & 35. Potton won by 66 runs. Followed by 6-a-side match with no stated allegiances. CIP 16th Aug. p 4.

Fri 8th Aug. Audley End, Audley End (with Ringwood) v CU (with Arnold). AE 58 & 58; CU 145. CU won by an innings and 29 runs. C Ch 16th Aug p 2.

9th Aug. Letter from Haddenham asking what has become of Chatteris CC? C Ch 9th Aug. p 3.

9th Aug. Cambridge. A "large amount" of subscriptions still due to CT&CC. C Ch 9th Aug p 2.

Mon./Tues. 11th/12th Aug. Gravesend, Gravesend v CT&CC. CT&CC 83 (Cornwell 22) & 106 (Diver 25, Hayward 33,Carter 5 wkts); Gravesend 105 (Carley 36, Arnold 5 wkts) & 52 (Adams 26, Arnold 6 wkts). CT&CC won by 32 runs. 3 scored for hitting a ball across the boundary rope at the sides, or into the hedges at the ends, of the ground and 4 for hitting over it. Haygarth Vol III, C Ch 16th Aug p 357/2.

Mon. 11th Aug. Wisbech St Maryís v Haddenham return. Wisbech 58 (Watson 21); Haddenham 23/25 (Bothway 5 wkts) & 24/30 for 4/6 wkts. In the absence of a prior arrangement Haddenham refused to accept defeat, but on the matter being put before the editor of Bellís Life accepted the advice of the latter and forwarded the ball to Wisbech. CIP 16th Aug. p 4; C Ch 23rd Aug. p 3; Bellís Life 10th Aug p 4.

Mon. 11th Aug. Elm, Elm and Emneth v Long Sutton return. Long Sutton won by 2 wkts on the 1st innings. C Ch 16th Aug p 3.

Tues. 12th Aug. Sawston v Barrington return. Sawston 52 (5+ wkts); Barrington 13 & 15 (Evans 4+ wkts, Mason 4+ wkts). Sawston won by an innings and 24 runs.

Followed by single innings match. Barrington 63; Sawston 62 (I Wheston 21). C Ch 16th Aug. p 2.

Thurs. 14th Aug. Doddington v Downham Market. Notice. CIP 9th Aug p 3.

Thurs./Fri. 14th/15th Aug. Downham Market v Doddington. Downham 62 (F Bavin 4+ wkts) & 106 (J Hammond 31); Doddington 42 (Carter 5 wkts) & 20. CIP 23rd Aug. p 3.

Fri. 15th Aug. Royston v Biggleswade/Potton/Shefford. Royston 146 (C Shepherd 45, J Shepherd 27); Biggleswade 92 & 73 for 6 wkts. Unfinished "in favour of the Royston eleven". R Shephard & R Hankin batted well. C Ch 23rd Aug. p 2.

? Aug. Cambridge, CT&CC v Bottisham, Fulbourn & Swaffham. Notice only. C Ch 9th Aug. p 2.

Sat 16th Aug. Letter from Chatteris umpire explaining that Chatteris have not played this season due to the bad rains. C Ch 16th Aug p 3.

Wed. 20th Aug. Bishopís Stortford v Kirtling. Stortford 61 & 98 (Seaman 33*, Thos. Nash 20); Kirtling 123 (Ellis Walton 22, B Walton 27). Kirtling won. CIP 23rd Aug. p 2.

Thurs./Fri. 21st/22nd Aug. Doddington v Downham Market return. Doddington 23 & 44 (Hammond 4+ wkts); Downham 121 (Bunkell 20, Norborn 33) & 51. Downham won by 105 runs. CIP 30th Aug. p 3.

Fri 22nd Aug. Royston Heath. Biggleswade v Potton (22nd Aug)Herts Merc and Reformer 23rd Aug 1845. Assuming this is not a confusion with the 15th Aug match***

Mon. 25th Aug. Biggleswade v Royston return. Biggleswade 65 (R Shephard 5 wkts) & 54 for 6 wkts; Royston 61 & 58. Biggleswade won on 1st innings. CIP 30th Aug. p 3.

Wed. 27th Aug. Kirtling v Bishopís Stortford return. B S 83 (W Hart 35) & 74 (Clover 5 wkts); Kirtling 67 (Syer 28) & 73 for 6 wkts (R Layton 25). Bishopís Stortford won by 16 runs on 1st innings. Bellís Life 7th Sept p 4.

Wed-Fri. 27th-29th Aug. Swaffham, Norfolk v CT&CC return. Norfolk 73 (Anson 40, Fenner 8 wkts) & 95 Campbell 24, Arnold 5 wkts); CT&CC 116 (Diver 33,Cornwell 24) & 87 (Fenner 38, Hayward 21, Wright 5 wkts). CT&CC won by 35 runs. Haygarth Vol III, C Ch 30th Aug p 366/2.

Tues-Thurs. 2nd-4th Sept. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CT&CC v Gravesend return. CT&CC 133 (Boning 22, Fenner 43, Carter 5 wkts) & 106 (Adams 6 wkts); Gravesend 141 (Carter 44, Everett 23, Abberley 23, Fenner 6 wkts) & 58 (Arnold 6 wkts). CT&CC won by 40 runs. Haygarth Vol III, CIP 6th Sept & C Ch 6th Sept p 370/3/?.

Thurs. 4th Sept. Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden v Cambridge Albion. Walden 96 & 17 for 3 wkts; Albion 70 & 42. Walden won by 7 wkts. CIP 6th Sept p 3.

Thurs. 4th Sept. Ickleton. Single wicket. Hanley, Wicher & Soolem 15; Hopper, Musby & Walsham 2 & 3. H, W and S won by an innings and 5 runs. CIP 13th Sept. p 3.

Thurs. 11th Sept. Cambridge. CT&CC internal closing match. CIP 13th Sept. p 2.

Mon. 15th Sept. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Albion v Saffron Walden return. Walden 115 & 53; Albion 92 & 22 for 1 wkts. Match unfinished. CIP 27th Sept p 3.

Mon. 29th Sept. Kirtling. Internal end of season match. Dinner at Queenís Head. Mr G Dobito has broken up the ground but offered a new one. John Fairlie Esq. has offered Cheveley Park. CIP 11th Oct. p 3.

Tues. 30th Sept. Parker's Piece Cambridge, George Club v Fulbourn. Cambridge 184; Fulbourn 112. George won by 72 runs. C Ad 1st Oct p3.

12th Oct. Cornwell place 17th in the yearís averages. Bellís Life 12th Oct p 7.

26th Oct. Fenner 4th, Cornell 34th, Ringwood 47th, Haggis 54th & Arnold 58th in revised averages. Bellís Life 26th Oct p 6.

Wed. 29th Oct. CT&CC General Meeting. Notice. Postponed to 19th Nov. C Ad 29th Oct. p 2.

8th Nov. The length of the pathway around Parkerís Piece given as 249 poles, or 6 furlongs and 9 poles, or ĺ mile and 49Ĺ yards. C Ch 8th Nov. p 2.

Wed. 19th Nov. General meeting of CT&CC. Proposed to challenge Surrey and the MCC for next season. CIP 22nd Nov p 2.

Wed. 3rd Dec. CT&CC end of season dinner at Red Lion. Fenner "observed that, in having suggested that the invitation be sent to the mayor, he was anxious that it might be seen as well as talked of, that in cricketing matters there was an entire absence of political feeling." Mr Hoare "observed, how conducive was this manly game to promote good feeling between all classes. The rich and the poor, men of high and of humble station, and, he would add, the Town and the Gown mingled together, and the distinctions of station of party or of class were forgotten." CIP 6th Dec p 3.

Fenner played for Audley End; Arnold played for Audley End; Cornwell played for England v Nottingham; Hayward played for England v Nottingham. Bell's Life 27th July, C Ad 10th Sept p3/2.

1846

Mon 23rd Feb. Whittlesea(?) Wash. CU v Cambridge Town on ice. Notice only. London Standard Tues 17th Feb 1846.***

Wed. 18th Mar. Cambridge. CT&CC given a new roller by the vice-provost of King's College. CIP 14th, 21st Mar, C Ad 25th Mar, C Ch 21st Mar. p 2.

22nd Mar. Cambridge. Parker's Piece cricket ground relevelled by CU, CT&CC and corporation. "Professional bowlers abound, and if the inundation continues they will be somewhat in each other's way." Lillywhite and his two sons, Wisden, Redgate "and a host of native talent." "Lillywhite is making a new private ground for the Earl of Stamford and Lord Burghley, about two hundred yards from Parker's Piece, which is to be got ready by next term." Bell's Life 22nd Mar, 3rd May CIP 4th April p 8/6/?.

4th April. "We have Redgate, Lillywhite, Barker, &c., in attendance as bowlers." Foster and Fenner are praised for managing improvements to Parkerís Piece. The University has printed a list of "persons recognised by them as bowlers &c." "We understand, the Earl of Stamford has engaged a field behind the Gaol for himself and friends, at a very handsome price, as a private ground, where a quantity of men are engaged in preparing it under the superintendence of Lillywhite." CIP 4th April p ?

8th April. Cambridge. Match planned between CT&CC and Surrey. C Ch 11th April, C Ad 15th April, CIP 18th April p 2.

Wed. 15th April. CT&CC committee meeting. Weekly committee meetings were being held. CIP 18th April p 2.

Sat. 25th April. St Johnís College internal match stopped by rain. Bellís Life 3rd May p 6.

25th April. Cambridge. "To CRICKET CLUBS. An extensive assortment of well-seasoned CRICKET BATS and GLOVES, by the first makers, with every article connected with the noble game..." "A liberal allowance to Clubs." Advertisement for Farley's Toy and Fancy Repository, 31, Fleet St., London. C Ch 25th April p 3.

Wed. 29th April. Cambridge, Trinity Club, Pellís (with Arnold & Barker) v Walkerís (with Diver) sides. Pell 36 (Diver 6 wkts); Walker 47. Walkerís side won by 11 runs. Bellís Life 3rd May p 6.

Thurs. 30th April. CUCC single innings practice match. Gruggenís (with Diver) v Pellís (with Wisden) sides. Pell 158 (Wisden 23, Barchard 26, Brett 24, Daine 34, Diver 8 wkts); Gruggen 31 for 4 wkts. Unfinished. Bellís Life 3rd May p 6.

3rd (?) May. Cambridge, Caius College, Crokerís v Goodwinís sides. Croker 36, Goodwin 29. Bellís Life 10th May p 6.

3rd (?) May. Parkerís Piece, St Johnís College, Fellows & Scholars (with Arnold bowling) v Rest of College (with Diver bowling). F & S 85 (A Hoare 27, Diver 6 wkts); Rest 80 (Brett 36, Arnold 7 wkts). F & S won by 5 runs. Bellís Life 10th May p 6.

Mon. 4th May. Single innings match. Mr Hoareís side v Mr Pellís. Pellís won by 86 runs. C Ch 9th May p 2.

Mon./Tues. 4th/5th May. Parkerís Piece, CU, Pellís (with Lillywhite) v Hoareís (with Wisden) sides. Pell 160 (Pell 23, King 26, Thring 32, Wisden 5 wkts); Hoare 74 (Lillywhite 6 wkts) & 12 for 3 wkts). Hoareís side gave up the match. Bellís Life 10th May p 6.

Thurs. 7th May. Students from Public Schools v Rest of University. P S 86 (Ottey 20)& 64 ( Pell 30); Rest 121 (Hammersley 23). C Ch 9th May p 2.

Tues. 12th May. Cambridge, Peterhouse v Christ Church colleges. Peterhouse 81 (Eustace 21, Glennie 5 wkts) & 55 (Glennie 5 wkts); Christ Church 175 (Glennie 45, Currie 38). Christ Church won by an innings and 136. Bellís Life 17th May p 8.

Tues. 12th May. Parkerís Piece, 2nd XI St Johnís v Queensí colleges. Queensí 48 (Hewitt 7 wkts) & 71 (Hewitt 7 wkts); St Johnís 203 (Hewitt 26, Knapp 22, Attenburgh 28, Extras 66). St Johnís won by an innings & 84 runs. Bellís Life 17th May p 8.

Tues./Wed. 12th/13th May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Mr Jones' School v Mr Johnson's School. Johnson's 68 & 102; Jones' 65 & 63. Johnson's won by 42 runs. CIP 16th May p 3.

Thurs./Fri.14th/15th May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CU v MCC. CU 74 & 63; MCC 54 & 51. CU won by 32 runs. Haygarth Vol III p 378.

Fri 15th May. Royston season started with a friendly match. Dinner at Green Man. J Phillips Esq., president of the club, in the chair. H Thurnall vice-chair. C Ch 23rd May.

Sat. 16th May. Private ground Cambridge, I Zingari v Earl of Stamford and Lord Burghley's Club. I Zingari 123; S & B 199 for 9 wkts. Unfinished. Haygarth called the ground Fenner's New Ground in error. The CIP called the teams Cambridge University (?) and MCC. Haygarth Vol III, CIP 23rd May p 379/2.

Sat. 16th & Tues. 19th May. Jesus College Ground. Jesus 182 (Horsley 27, Luard 37, Golden 37, C Clark 4+ wkts) & 29 for 1 wkt. Magdalen 159 (Turner 42, Pease 25, Horsley 6 wkts) & 49 (Luard 5 wkts). Jesus won by 9 wkts). Bellís Life 31st May p 8.

Tues./Wed. 19th/20th May. Parkerís Piece, St Johnís College v Emmanuel. St Jís 93 (Brett 33) & 161 (Calvert 29, Seddon 49); Emmanuel 54 (Brett 5 wkts) & 92 for 4 wkts. Unfinished. C Ch 23rd May p 2. Bellís Life 31st May p 8.

Thurs. 21st May. Cambridge. CT&CC to challenge "eleven resident players of any county in England in "Bell's Life". CIP & C Ch 23rd May, C Ad 27th May p 2.

Thurs. 21st May. Magdalen v Emmanuel colleges. Magdalen 105 (C Turner 48); Emmanuel 184 (Clarkson 24, Dyer 26, Smythers 61, Way 10 wkts). Bellís Life 24th May p 5.

Thurs./Fri. 21st/ 22nd May. Parkerís Piece, Trinity College v St Johnís College. Trinity 135 & 153; St Johnís 88. "This is decidedly the best match at present played, nearly all the best men coming out." C Ch 23rd May p 2.

23rd May. Cambridge. Mr Barber's School challenged schools in Cambridge or neighbourhood. "But it seems they are become so formidable that none like to accept their cartel." CIP 23rd May p 2.

Mon. 25th May. Parkerís Piece, Queensí college v Catherine Hall. Queensí 61 (Wray 7 wkts) & 44 (T Smith 25, Wray 5 wkts); Catherine Hall 53 & 123 (Carr 44*, Crutch 27). Catherine Hall won by 61 runs. Bellís Life 31st May p 8.

Mon-Wed. 25th-27th May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CU v CT&CC. CU 96 (A M Hoare 20, Boudier 26, Arnold 5 wkts) & 119 (Boudier 31, MacNiven 22, Arnold 6 wkts); CT&CC 209 (Fenner 35, Hayward 21, Ringwood 23, Arnold 29) & 9/ 10 for 0 wkt. CT&CC won by 10 wkts. Haygarth Vol 111, C Ch 30th May p 381/2.

Tues. 26th May. Parkerís Piece, St Johnís Boat Club, 1st Crew v 2nd Crew. 1st 51 (Turmine 20) & 72 (Campbell 31); 2nd 57 & 67 for 8 wkts ( E H Lloyd 39). 2nd won by 2 wkts. Bellís Life 31st May p 8.

Sat. 30th May. Private Ground Cambridge, Lord Burghley's Club (with Wisden) v Haileybury College (with Redgate). Burghley 83 (T Townley 23) & 90 for 6 wkts. Haileybury won. Bell's Life 7th June p 6.

31st May. CT&CC "happy" to play any county in England. Bellís Life 31st May p 8.

Wed. 3rd June. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Police v Parish Constables. Police 45 & 67; Constables 71 & 44. Constables won by 5 wkts. CIP 6th June p 3.

Wed. 3rd June. Parkerís Piece, St Johnís 2nd v Christís College. St Johnís 139; Christís 52 & 42. St Johnís won by an innings & 45 runs. Bellís Life 22nd Nov. p 6.

Mon./Tues. 8th/9th June. Lord's, MCC v CU return. 12-a-side. CU 144 (Pell 27, King 30) & 68; MCC 74 (Lee 5 wkts) & 94 (Lee 5 wkts). CU won by 44 runs. Haygarth Vol III p 386.

Wed. 10th June. Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden v Cambridge Albion. Walden 50 & 40; Albion 68 (E Cornell 20) & 23 for 1 wkt. Albion won by 9 wkts. CIP 13th June p 3.

Thurs. 11th June. Royston Heath, Royston v Bennington. Royston 57 ( E Shepherd 26) & 115 (Allwood 34, C Shepherd 29); Bennington 48 & 43. Royston won by 81 runs. J Squireís longstopping for Royston "excellent". CIP 13th June p 3; Bellís Life 14th June p 8.

Thurs./ Fri. 11th/12th June. Magdalen Ground, Oxford, OU v CU. CU 75 & 116; OU 103 & 89 for 7 wkts. OU won by 3 wkts. Haygarth Vol III p 391.

Mon. 15th June. Kirtling v Chippenham. Kirtling 62 (Fisher 21) & 41; Chippenham 63 (Frye 20, Lewsey 22)& 41 for 6 wkts. Chippenham won by 4 wkts. CIP 20th June p 3.

Tues. 16th June. Haslingfield v Bourn. Haslingfield 53 (J Thurston 5+ wkts) & 34 (J Ridgeley 5+ wkts); Bourn 79 & 71. Bourn won by 63 runs. CIP 20th June p 3.

Tues. 16th June. Parkerís Piece, CT&CC "field day" practice match. C Ch 13th June p 2.

Thurs./Fri. 18th/19th June. Swaffham (Norf), Norfolk v CT&CC. CT&CC 107 Fenner 27, Hayward 23, Fagge 6 wkts) & 84 (Wright 7 wkts); Norfolk 68 (Arnold 5 wkts, Fenner 5 wkts) & 74 (Wright 24, Arnold 5 wkts). CT&CC. Haygarth Vol III, CIP 13th June, Bell's Life 28th June p 397/2/6.

Sat. 20th June. Eton, Eton School v CU (with Arnold and Wisden). CU 80 & 71; Eton 68 & 40 (Arnold 7 wkts). CU won by 43 runs. Haygarth Vol III p 399.

21st June. James Lillywhite terminated his engagement with Lord Burghley and Lord Stamford. Bell's Life 21st June p 7.

Tues. 23rd June. Eton, Eton v Cambridge (CU?). Eton 40 & 83; Cambridge (with Lillywhite) 45. Bell's Life 28th June p 6.

Tues. 23rd June. Harston, Harston v Barrington. Harston 63 & 65; Barrington 45 & 91 (J Pearce 24). Barrington won by 8 runs. ***newspaper ref?***

Thurs. 25th June. Cambridge. Planned match for Mon. 13th July, CU & OU v CT&CC called off due to Younge having been thrown from his horse and breaking one of his feet. CIP 20th June, C Ch 20th & 27th June p 3/2/2.

Tues. 30th June. Bourn v Haslingfield return. Bourn 78 & 28; Haslingfield 55 & 63. Haslingfield won by 12 runs. CIP 11th July p 3.

Tues. 30th June. Willingham v Potton return. Willingham 56 & 52 (Gifford 22); Potton 65 & 44 for 1 wkt.

June/July. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Fenner v Adams single wicket. £50 a side. Notice only. Bell's Life 7th June, CIP 13th & 20th June, C Ch 27th June, C Ad 8th July p 6/2/2/2/2.

Thurs. 2nd July. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CT&CC (with 6 barred) v Royston CC. CT&CC 109 (Pell 49, C Shepherd 5+ wkts) & 65 for 3 wkts (Pell 29*); Royston 131 (Titchmarsh 22*). Royston won. At Royston's request "the old system of six balls in each over" was used. CIP & C Ch 4th July p 3 & 2.

Mon. 6th July. Kirtling v Chippenham return. Kirtling 46 & 12; Chippenham 39 & 20 for 3 wkts. Chippenham won by 7 wkts. CIP 11th July p 3.

Mon. 6th July. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Albion v Saffron Walden. Notice. CIP 4th July p 3.

Tues. 7th July. Barrington v Harston return. Barrington 57 & 45 for 6 wkts; Harston 46 & 55. Barrington won by 4 wkts. CIP 11th July p 3.

Wed 7th (?) July. Rev. Jenynsí park, Bottisham, Bottisham v Swaffham. Bottisham 118 (Newman 22) & 25 for 4 wkts; Swaffham 54 & 86(87) (W Wright 33). Finished in favour of Bottisham. CIP & C Ch 11th July p 3 & 2.

Thurs-Sat. 9th-11th July. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CT&CC v Gravesend (with Dorrington). CT&CC 175 (Boning 21, Foster 33, Haggis 20*, Lee 22, Carter 5 wkts, Adams 5 wkts) & 148 (Pryor 28, Boning 37*, Hoare 25); Gravesend 177 (Adams 26, Everett 38, Hassell 36) & 147 for 8 wkts (Adams 49, Everett 43, Clifford 28, Fenner 5 wkts). Gravesend won by 2 wkts. CIP 11th, 18th July, C Ch 18th July p 3/3/2.

Tues. 14th July. Parker's Piece Cambridge, single wicket, CU v Town. CU won. "..the stake for which they played was rather large." C Ad 15th July p 2.

Tues. 14th July. Bourn v Haslingfield 3rd match. Bourn 72 (J Wallis 5 wkts) & 17 for 5 wkts; Haslingfield 29 & 59. Bourn won by 5 wkts. CIP 18th July p 3.

Thurs. 16th July. Swaffham v Bottisham return. Swaffham 51 & 20 for 6 wkts; Bottisham 36 & 36 (P Palmby 5 wkts). Swaffham won by 4 wkts. C Ch 18th July p 2.

Thurs. 16th July. Parker's Piece Cambridge, Castle Inn Parlour v Haddenham CC. Castle 152 & 102; Haddenham 83 & 90. Castle won by 81 runs. C Ch 18th July p 2.

Thurs. 16th July. Willingham v Over. Willingham 81 & 26; Over 77 & 25. Willingham won by 5 runs. C Ch 18th July p 2.

Thurs. 16th July. Bennington, Bennington v Royston return. Royston 71 (Titchmarsh 27) & 136 (Titchmarsh 29, C Shepherd 42); Bennington 54 & 57 (R Shepherd 6+ wkts). Royston won by 96 runs. C Ch 25th July p 2.

Thurs./Fri. 16th/17th July. Finboroí, Suffolk Borders v Kirtling. Suffolk B 62 & 164 (Francis 28, Diver 53, J French 33); Kirtling 34 & 39. Diver, Francis, French for Suffolk Borders. Bellís Life 26th July p 6.

Tues. 21st July. Willingham Common, Willingham v Over (with Ellis of Swavesey) return. Willingham 74 (T Garner 21, Elliss 4+ wkts) & 69 (Elliss 4+wkts); Over 54 (Underwood 4+ wkts) & 54 (Underwood 6+ wkts). Willingham won by 35 runs. CIP 1st Aug. p 3.

22nd July. Cambridge. CT&CC accepted a challenge from 9 Suffolk gentlemen with 2 of Mynn, Lillywhite, Pilch, Hillyer and Dean for 8th Aug. Match abandoned until next year, as Suffolk could not secure the services of Mynn & Pilch. C Ad. 22nd July, C Ch 8th Aug, CIP 25th July, 8th Aug p 2.

Wed. 22nd July. Audley End. Mr Nevilleís side v Mr Howard (of Linton)ís side. Audley End 68 & 90; Howardís 29 & 37. Audley End won by 90 runs. C Ch 25th July p 2.

Wed. 22nd July. Haddenham, Haddenham v Cambridge Castle Parlour return. Castle 42 & 80; Haddenham 109 & 16 for 1 wkt. Haddenham won by 9 wkts. C Ch 25th July p 2.

Thurs. 23rd July. Royston, Royston v CT&CC return. Royston 101 (R Shepherd 57*); Cambridge 71 (R Shepherd 5+ wkts). Royston won by 30 runs. C Ch 25th July p 2.

Thurs. 30th July. Ware, Ware v Royston return. Ware 69 (Wells 29); Royston 100 (E Sheppard 26, Hale Wortham 22) & 45 for 5 wkts. Royston won on 1st innings. CIP 8th Aug. p 3.

Mon. 3rd Aug. Cambridge, CU Long Vac (with Fenner) v Audley End. Long Vac 141 (Fenner 34, A M Hoare 49); Audley End 50 & 57. Long Vac won by 34 runs. C Ch & CIP 8th Aug p 2/3.

Wed. 5th Aug. Cambridge. King's College Servants v Queens' College Servants. King's 47 & 22 for 3 wkts; Queens 44 & 22. King°Įs won by 7 wkts. CIP 8th Aug. p 3.

Wed. 5th Aug. CT&CC practice match. A failure due to heavy rain "which rendered it impossible for the players to meet till about five oíclock." CIP 1st Aug. p 2.

8th Aug. Suffolk match abandoned until next year, as Suffolk cannot secure the services of Mynn & Pilch. "The match, however, is made, and will no doubt come off early next season." C Ch 8th Aug. p 2; CIP 8th Aug. p 2.

Mon. 10th Aug. Audley End, Audley End v Royston. Audley End 91 & 107; Royston 25 & 31 for 2 wkts. Unfinished. Bellís Life 15th Aug. p ?

Mon-Wed. 10th-12th Aug. Adam's Ground, Gravesend, Gravesend v CT&CC return. CT&CC 160 (Fenner 26, Hoare 35, Arnold 30, Ringwood 33*, Adams 5 wkts) & 144 (Fenner 25, Cornell 28, King 20, Foster 22, Diver 28, Adams 7 wkts); Gravesend 139 (Adams 64, Smith 21, Diver 5 wkts) & 89 (Watson 22, Clifford 24, Arnold 7 wkts). CT&CC won by 76 runs. Haygarth Vol III, CIP 15th Aug, C Ad 5th Aug. p 440/3/2.

Wed 12th Aug. Christ Church v Orwell. Not clear this the Cambridgeshire Orwell. Norfolk NEWS 15TH Aug 1846.***

Thurs. 13th Aug. Cambridge, CT&CC v OU & CU. Notice. Bell's Life 21st June p 7.

Mon. 17th Aug. Wisbech, Cabinet-makers v Shoemakers. Cabinet-makers won by an innings. CIP 22nd Aug. p 3.

Mon./Tues. 17th/18th Aug. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CT&CC v Norfolk return. CT&CC 170 (Boning 20, Ringwood 25, Lee 36*, Wright 5 wkts); Norfolk 64 (Fenner 6 wkts) & 44 (Arnold 6 wkts). CT&CC won by an innings and 62 runs. Postponed from 30th July "in consequence of the forward state of the harvest". Haygarth Vol III, CIP 22nd Aug, C Ch 25th July & 22nd Aug. p 444/3/2/2.

Tues. 18th Aug. Harston, single wicket. Hayes, Wing & Cambridge v Williams, Bland & Frohock. Hayes etc 4 & 0; Williams etc. 5 & 3. Williams etc. won. CIP 22nd Aug p 3.

Tues. 18th Aug. Ely, Tradesmen, Austinís side 66 & 35; Kemptonís side 31 & 51 (Scudder 5 wkts). Austinís won by 29 runs. CIP 22nd Aug. p 3.

Tues. 25th Aug. Ely, Married v Single. Married 25 & 37 (Scudder 6 wkts); Single 54 (Emmerton 6wkts, Crawley 26)& 12 for 5 wkts. Single won by 5 wkts. CIP 29th Aug. p 3.

Tues./Wed. 25th/26th Aug. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CT&CC v Auberies. Auberies 212 (Layton 22, Royston 80*, B Walton 21, Fenner 6 wkts); CT&CC 100 (Cornwell 29, Hayward 24, Alexander 5 wkts) & 47 for 4 wkts. CT&CC. "...the game was entirely thrown away by the indifference, or rather self-conceit of a party who had a responsible office to fulfil, but for which office his sulkiness and manners rendered him incompetent..." Haygarth Vol III, CIP 29th Aug & 26th Sept p 453/3/3.

Wed. 26th Aug. Ely, Samuel Oates (the builder) v William Phillips (the baker) for 10 shillings. Oates won by 7 runs. CIP 29th Aug. p 3.
 
Mon. 31st Aug. Wisbech, Cabinet-makers v Butchers. Cabinet-makers 41 & 39; Butchers 48 & 29. Cabinet-makers won by 9 runs. C Ch 5th Sept. p 3.

Aug./Sept. Bishopís Stortford v Royston. Bishopís Stortford 190; Royston 66. Bellís Life 27th Sept. p 6.

Tues. 1st Sept. Bowling Green Inn, Wisbech, meeting to reorganise Wisbech Albion Club. C Ad 2nd Sept; C Ch 5th Sept. p 3.

Wed. 2nd Sept. J S Tharpeís ground, Chippenham, Chippenham v Soham. Chippenham won by 109 runs. Dinner at Hope Inn. Taylor the host. CIP 5th Sept. p 3.

5th Sept. Appeal for CT&CC subs to be paid. C Ch 5th Sept. p 2.

Mon. 7th Sept. Wisbech, match between two elevens of the Albion Club. Notice. C Ch 5th Sept. p 3.

Mon. 7th Sept. Soham, Soham v Chippenham return. Notice. CIP 5th Sept. p 3.

Tues. 8th Sept. Harston v Ickleton. Harston 102 (Tompson 61) & 21 for 4 wkts; Ickleton 52 (Tompson 6 wkts) & 70 (Tompson 4 wkts). Harston won by 6 wkts. CIP 12th Sept. p 4.

Wed. 9th Sept. Huntingdon, Huntingdon Albion v Swavesey return. Huntingdon 38 & 63 for 7 wkts; Swavesey 76 (Wilderspin 20, Crisp 20) & 129 (A Metcalfe 33, Crisp 22). C Ch 12th Sept. p ?

Wed. 9th Sept. Elsworth v Toft. Elsworth won by 4 wkts. C Ch 12th Sept. p ?

Mon./Tues. 14th/15th Sept. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CT&CC (with Box & Hillyer) v Gentlemen of England (with Mynn, Pilch & Dean). England 103 (Ponsonby 25, Arnold 6 wkts) & 59 (Arnold 5 wkts, Hillyer 5 wkts); CT&CC 75 (Box 26, Mynn 6 wkts) & 90 for 9 wkts (Mynn 5 wkts). CT&CC won by 1 wkt. "Old men were transformed into young ones, cripples were made sound and active by the electrical effect of victory, and nothing but congratulations could be heard above the coarse but mighty din of the joyous population." Match also advertised as 7 of the university with Mynn, Pilch, Dorrington and Martingell v CT&CC. Haygarth Vol III, C Ch & CIP 5th & 19th Sept p 467/2/2/3/3.

Tues. 15th Sept. Ickleton v Harston return. Ickleton 62 & 78; Harston 44 & 25. Ickleton won by 71 runs. CIP 19th Sept. p 3.

Thurs. 17th Sept. R G Townley's Grounds, Fulbourn, Fulbourn & Bottisham v CT&CC (2nd XI?). Fulbourn 37 & 71; CT&CC 65 & 41 for 4 wkts. CT&CC won. C Ch 19th Sept. p 2.

Fri. 18th Sept. Royston Heath, Royston v Bishopís Stortford return. Royston 67 (Allwood 33, J Nash 6+ wkts) & 54 for 3 wkts. Bishopís Stortford 71. Bishopís Stortford won on the first innings. Notice. CIP 12th Sept. p 2.

Mon 21st Sept. Mr Bothwayís field, Wisbech. Single wicket match and Wisbech Married v Single. Lincs Ch 18th Sept 1846***

Wed. 23rd Sept. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CT&CC (2nd XI) v Fulbourn & Bottisham return. CT&CC 158; Fulbourn 84 for 1 wkt (T Townley 26). Unfinished due to bad weather. CIP 26th Sept. p 3.

Thurs. 1st Oct. Cambridge. Performance of "Capitaine Charlotte" at theatre sponsored by CT&CC. Followed by appearance on stage of the CT&CC players seated in a tent, drinking at a table, with Alderman Brown presiding. Fenner, Boning, Arnold and Pryor were called for in turn by the audience, to "the uproarious mirth of a crowded-house." CIP 26th Sept, 3rd Oct, C Ad 30th Sept, C Ch 3rd Oct. p 2/3/2/2.

21st Nov. Cambridge. An unfinished watercolour painting of Charles Arnold depicted him on Parker's Piece, "in the act of delivering one of his tremendous shooters." Appeal for unpaid subscriptions for the CT&CC of around £60 to be paid, some subscribers being 2 or 3 years in arrears. CIP 21st & 28th Nov. p 2.

Thurs. 26th Nov. CT&CC A G M. CIP 21st Nov. p 2.

28th Nov. CT&CC annual report published. CIP 28th Nov. p 2.

Tues. 15th Dec. Lion Hotel, Cambridge, CT&CC Annual dinner. Postponed from 30th Nov. and poorly attended. Representatives from Isle of Ely and Swavesey but none from the University. Lengthy annual report and poem celebrating the townís victory over Gravesend. "Mr Martin sang some of his best songs in his best style." CIP 12th & 19th Dec. p 2.

Fenner played for Audley End; Ringwood for Audley End; Arnold played in Hampshire & for Audley End; Diver played for Suffolk Border. ? 5th/6th/7th June, C Ad 22nd July, CIP 25th July, 1st Aug, C Ch 1st Aug, Bell's Life 9th Aug, Haygarth Vol III p ?/2/2/3/2/5/446.

1847

Mon. 12th Feb. CU & Town v Residents of the Fens (selected by T Bavin) on ice abandoned due to lack of frost. C Ad 17th Feb p 3.

Mon. 15th Feb. A match on ice between a University & Town eleven v Residents of the Fens (selected By T Bavin). Abandoned due to lack of frost. C Ad 17th Feb p 3.

14th Mar. A member of I Zingari promised to make a match for CU and a team "of the best of the Northern Counties." Bell's Life 14th Mar p7.

Mon. 15th Mar. Cambridge. CT&CC. "...a rather large amount of arrears due." CIP 13th & 20th Mar, C Ch 13th Mar p 2.

31st Mar. A "respectable" cricket club established in Ely. A large piece of land near the Railway Station had been obtained as a ground. C Ad 31st Mar. p 3.

Thurs. 1st April. Lion Hotel, CT&CC committee meeting. Proposed matches against Kent (with Box), MCC and Auberies. No committee members representing Ely, Wisbech and other "Clubs of the County." Appeal for last years unpaid subscriptions to be paid by the 1st May. C Ad 7th April p 2; CIP 10th April p 2.

3rd April. Wisbech club established 6 months. Nearly 200 members including Earl of Hardwicke. Ground on Lynn Rd nearly opposite the Eight-sailed mill. "There is a great anxiety to see what sort of stuff the players are made of." CIP 3rd April p 3.

3rd-10th April. Ely new club v employees of Messrs Butcher & Bard and other establishments. The Club won by several wickets in one innings match. Ely new club is well supported. C Ad 14th April p 3.

11th April. "...the enclosed ground, adjoining Parker's Piece, Cambridge...is now occupied by Earl Fitzwilliam, T Townley Esq and other gentlemen. The ground has been laid out under the superintendence of S[?] Haggis and the improvements are said to be great and extensive, and that well known cricketer has been appointed manager..." Bell's Life 11th April p 6.

Fri. 16th April. Wisbech, Married v Single. Notice. C Ch 10th April p3.

Mon. 19th April. Wisbech, friendly match. No scores given. C Ch 24th April p 2.

Thurs./Fri. 22nd/23rd April. Parkerís Piece, University CC practice match. Pellís side v Seddonís side. Pellís 136 (Pell 30, Bell 48); Seddonís 131 (Hoare 46, Wroth 23). Pellís side won by 5 runs. Cornwell and Lillywhite for Seddon; Diver, John and J Lillywhite, and Bell for Pell. (and Wisden?). C Ch 24th April p 2.

Mon. 26th April. Parkerís Piece, CU 1st XI v Next Nine (with Lillywhite and Wisden). 1st XI 82 (Wisden 6 wkts) & 152 (A M Hoare 30, Lee 42, Rippingall 35, Leith 5 wkts); Next IX 105 Blayds 22, Leith 25, Lee 7 wkts) & 76 (Blayds 21). 1st won by 53 runs. Haygarth Vol III p 473.

 

Tues 27th April. Parkerís Piece, Pembroke College v Christís College. Pembroke 65 (Hemming 6 wkts) & 60 (Glennie 6 wkts); Christís 108 (Hemming 36, Sykes 5 wkts) & 18 for 1 wkt. Christís won by 9 wkts. Bellís Life 2nd May p 7.

Thurs. 29th April. Cambridge. CT&CC. Another match with "All England" is anticipated as well as matches with CU, Suffolk and Wisbech. C Ch 1st May p2.

Fri./Sat. 30th April/1st May. CU educated at Public Schools v CU Non-Public Schools. P S 120 (Pell 35, Leith 5 wkts) & 59 for 3 wkts (Pell 34*); N P S 280 (Seddon 20, King 27, J Walker 57, Hoare 33, Leith 58). Unfinished, Haygarth Vol III p 474.

1st May. "The appearance of Spring has had the effect upon the spirits of the youthful and athletic of our University, causing our old and favoured Parkerís Piece Ė the great rendezvous for the health-seeking Ė to assume once more that appearance of animation so entirely its own." "The Town and County are biding their time, and we think wisely. For the sun has scarcely yet looked at things as he ought..." CIP 1st May p 3.

Mon. 3rd May. Wisbech, match on day of railway opening. Not played due to rain. CIP 8th May p 3.

Tues. 4th May. Parkerís Piece, Caius v Jesus Colleges. Caius 96 & 141 (M C Phear 28, F Dumergue 33); Jesus 62 & 72 (Nunn 25, Dumergue 5 wkts, J D Fish 5 wkts). Caius College won by 103 runs. Bellís Life 16th May p 6.

Tues. 4th May. Ely, single wicket, Mr Woods, baker, v Mr E Luddington, veterinary surgeon. Baker won by 7 runs. CIP 8th May p 3.

Wed. 5th May. Parkerís Piece, Peterhouse v Christís Colleges. Peterhouse 32 (Glennie 5 wkts) & 29 (Hemming 7 wkts); Christís 106 (Wray 31*). Christís won by an innings & 45 runs. Bellís Life 9th May p 7.

Wed./Thurs. 5th/6th May. St Johnís College v Emmanuel College. Emmanuel 94 (Wroth 21, Payne 20, M Lee6 wkts) & 115 (Jennings 28); St Jís 87 (Sykes 6 wkts) & 124 for 4 wkts (A M Hoare 48, Prest 24). St Johnís won by 6 wkts. Bellís Life 9th May p 7.

Fri. 7th May. CU with Arnold v Trinity College. C U 157 (Hoare 44, Seddon 32*, King 20); Trinity 45 (Arnold 6 wkts) & 72 (Lee 5 wkts). CU won by an innings & 40 runs. Haygarth Vol III p 476.

Mon. 10th May. Wisbech CC, Roseís side v Bavinís. 9-a-side. Rose 63; Bavin 81. Bavinís side won by 18 runs. Several attempts have been made at matches but all have been thwarted by the weather. CIP 8th & 15th May p 3.

Mon. 10th May. Private ground behind gaol, Cambridge. Eight Gentlemen with Barker, Dakin and Diver v Bowlers. Gents 105 (Hammersley 38, Diver 28); Bowlers 90 (Cornwell 33, Hayward 21). Gentlemen won by 16 runs. Possibly a CU practice match. C Ch 8th May, Bell's Life 16th May p 2/7.

Tues. 11th & 18th May. Cambridge, Clare Hall v Corpus Christi College. Clare 98 (Bell 34) & 161 (Gibbons 31, 32*); Corpus 213 (Holloway 70, Sharpe 66) & 48 for 5 wkts (Holloway 23). Corpus Christi won by 5 wkts. Bellís Life 30th May p 7.

12th May. Cambridge Town Council granted CT&CC £10 for improvements to Parker's Piece. C Ad 12th May p 3.

Thurs. 13th May. Bury St Edmunds, Bury v Kirtling. Bury 26 & 82 (MacIntyre 25, Brooke 26); Kirtling 66 & 48. Kirtling won by 6 runs. Bellís Life 23rd May p 6.

Thurs./Fri. 13th/14th May. Parker°Įs Piece, CU v MCC. MCC 136; CU 150 (Lee 38). Unfinished. Haygarth Vol III p 477.

Sat 15th May. Parkerís Piece, St Catherineís Hall v Queensí College. St Catís 38 (J Smith 6 wkts) & 75 (Warriner 20, J Smith 5 wkts); Queenís 79 (Cratch 6 wkts) & 35 for 6 wkts. Queenís College won by 4 wkts. Bellís Life 23rd May p 6.

Mon. 17th May. Parkerís Piece, Magdalen v Peterhouse colleges. Peterhouse 67 (Rippingall 23) & 36; Magdalen 226 (C E Turner 64, Way 32, Clarke 22, Dawe 23). Magdalen won by an innings & 123 runs. Bellís Life 30th May p 7.

Tues. 18th May. "Jesus Piece, close to the college," Magdalen v Jesus colleges. Magdalen 85 & 122 (Way 25, Turner 27); Jesus 83. Unfinished. Bellís Life 30th May p 7.

Tues. 18th May. Private ground behind gaol, Cambridge, Mr Jones' pupils v Mr Johnson's pupils. Jones' 67 & 56; Johnson's 101 & 11 for 0 wkts. Jones' gave up the match. CIP 29th May p 3.

Tues. 18th May. Parkerís Piece, Cambridge Old Rugbeans (with Lillywhite) v Haileybury College (with Wisden). Haileybury 68 (Lillywhite 6 wkts) & 177 (A Elliott 56, G Banbury 47 (Lillywhite 8 wkts); Rugbeans 76 & 36 for 5 wkts. Unfinished. Bellís Life 23rd May p 6.

Tues./Wed. 18th/19th May. St Johnís College (barring Hoare, Seddon & Lee) v Christís College. St Johns 62 (Hemming 5 wkts) & 88 (Brett 29, Glennie 7wkts); Christís 94 & 58 (Potter 5 wkts). Christís College won by 2 runs. Bellís Life 23rd May p 6.

Wed. 19th May. Ely, single wicket. Aspland v Bavin for a new bat. Aspland 20; Bavin 4 in 2 innings. Aspland won by an innings and 16 runs. CIP 22nd May p 3.

Thurs-Sat. 20th-22nd May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CT&CC v CU. CT&CC 193 (Bell 27, Cornwell 34, Hayward 53) & 91 (Haggis 21, A Walker 6 wkts); CU 176 (Seddons 26, Hoare 40, Pell 34, MacNiven 29) & 109 for 3 wkts (Hoare 58*, MacNiven 25*). CU won by 7 wkts. "The University have not for many years turned out a more promising or stronger lot." C Ch 22nd May, C Ad 29th May p 2.

Sat. 22nd/29th May. Cambridge, St Johnís (barring Lee, Hoare & Seddon) v Caius Colleges. St Johnís 141 (Rigg 41) & 185 (Potter 36, Harkness 27, Field 33*, Hutt 6 wkts); Caius 165 (Fish 56, Dumergue 28, Prest 6wkts). No result given. Bellís Life 6th June p 6.

Mon./Tues. 24th/25th May. Parker's Piece Cambridge, CU v Upper Clapton. CU 142 (King 33) & 169 (Hoare 27); Clapton 115 (Pell 45) & 132 (Pell 20). C U won by 64 runs. C Ch 29th May, Haygarth Vol III p 2/480.

Tues 25th May. Wisbech v Ely. Postponed to 1st June. Lincs Ch Fri 21st May 1847.***

Wed. 26th May. Parkerís Piece, Trinity v Lady Margaret 1st boat crews. Trinity 149 (Maule 25, Wolstenholme 57) & 73 (Phillips 33); Lady Margaret 106 (Prest 31) & 121 for 8 wkts (Gubbins 36*, Calvert 26). Lady Margaret won by 2 wkts. Bellís Life 30th May p 7.

Thurs. 27th May. Private ground behind the gaol, Cambridge, Hon. C W Fitzwilliam's v E MacNiven's Sides. Fitzwilliam 188 (H Cornell 45); MacNiven 189 for 8 wkts. MacNiven won by 2 wkts. Haygarth Vol III p 483.

Fri. 28th May. Bourn v Haslingfield. Bourn 34 & 21; Haslingfield 31 & 77. Haslingfield won by 53 runs. C Ch 5th June p 2

June (?) Clare, Clare v Kirtling. Kirtling won. No scores given. CIP 3rd July p 4.

June (?) Bury St Edmunds, Bury v Kirtling. Kirtling won. No scores given. CIP 10th July p 1.

June (?) Chippenham v Newmarket. Chippenham won. Bellís Life 27th June p 6.

Tues. 1st June. Mr Matthew Scottís field, Ely, Ely v Wisbech. Ely 34/38 & 58/56; Wisbech 94/96 (Joseph Ratcliffe 31, J Hammond 20). Wisbech won by an innings and 2 runs. After-match dinner at White Hart Hotel. C Ch 5th June p 2; CIP 12th June p ?

Thurs. 3rd June. Chippenham, Chippenham v Mildenhall. Chippenham 82 (W Dorling 23) & 100 (G Taylor 27*, H Holliday 22); Mildenhall 106 (J Curling 29, P Kent 6+ wkts) and 54 (Lewsey 4+ wkts). Chippenham won by 22 runs. B&NP 16th June p 2.

Thurs 3rd June. Wisbech. Wisbech CC friendly match. Notice only Lincs Ch 28th May 1847.***

Mon. 7th June. Wisbech Hon. Members XI v General Members of CC XI. C Ch 5th June p 2.

Tues. 8th June. Wisbech v Ely return. Ely 90 (Hogg 42) & 38 (Hogg 21, Hammond 6 wkts); Wisbech 35 & 58 (Clare 24). CIP 12th June p 4

Tues. 8th June. Harrow, Harrow v CU. Harrow 162; CU 56. Unfinished. Haygarth Vol III p 490.

Thurs./Fri. 10th /11th June. Lord's, MCC v CU. MCC 84 (Lee 7 wkts) & 113 (Lee 5 wkts); CU 77 (Pell 31) & 121 (King 32 *). CU won by 6 wkts. Haygarth Vol III p 493.

Fri. 11th June. Royston opening match. J Titchmarshís XI (with 2 of Baldock) v Royston Town. Titchmarsh 62 & 65 (Rev F Gall 23); Town scores not given (R Shepherd 24 & 17*). Town won by 6 wkts. The batting of Hale Wortham & R Shepherd and the bowling of R Shepherd & R Hawkin commended. Bellís Life 20th June p 6.

Tues. 15th June. Parker°Įs Piece Cambridge, CT&CC mixed match to replace cancelled match v Suffolk. CT&CC v Bury and Suffolk Club postponed because CT&CC refused to let Arnold play against them for Bury. "It is surprising that a Club so strong as the Cambridge is known to be, should avail themselves of such an excuse." C Ch 12th June, B&NP 16th June p 2.

Wed. 16th June. Cambridge Town and County club v Bury and Suffolk Club postponed because Cambridge refused to let Arnold play against them for Bury. "It is surprising that a Club so strong as the Cambridge is known to be, should avail themselves of such an excuse." B&NP 16th June p 2.

Thurs. 17th June. Baldock, Baldock v Royston. Royston 147 (W Warner 25, J Titchmarsh 20, W Shepherd 20*); Baldock 37 & 35. Royston won by an innings and 75 runs. Charles and Robert Shepherdís bowling admired for Royston. CIP 26th June p 3.

Thurs./Fri. 17th/18th June. Lord's. CU v OU. CU 132 & 130; OU 56 (Lee 6 wkts) & 68. CU won by 138 runs. Haygarth Vol III p 499.

Fri. 18th June. Kirtling, Kirtling v Clare return. Kirtling 80 (J Gardner 20); Clare 47 (A Gardner 4+ wkts). Kirtling won by 33 runs. CIP 3rd July p 4.

Tues. 22nd June. Diver for Bury & Suffolk v Copdock. Bellís Life 27th June p 6.

Wed. 23rd June. Newmarket Ground. Newmarket v Chippenham return. Newmarket 60 (Taylor 6+ wkts) & 160 (T Symonds 20, W Arnull 21, G Peck 20, Lucy 4+ wkts, C Taylor 4+); Chippenham 57 (J Taylor 21, W Arnull 9 wkts) & 95 (W Lewsey 38, C Taylor 33). Newmarket won by 8 runs. Bellís Life 27th June p 6.

Thurs. 24th June. Eton, Eton v Lord Burghleyís XI (with W Clarke). T Townley 3 wkts for Lord Burghley. Haygarth Vol III p 503.

Mon. 28th June. Kirtling, Kirtling v Bury St Edmunds & Suffolk return. Kirtling 91 (Colman 33) & 132 (Colman 23, Arnold 7 wkts); Bury 32 J Clover 4+ wkts) & 47 for 2 wkts. Kirtling won on first innings. "The ground was in such bad order as completely to destroy Arnoldís bowling, upon which the Bury eleven in a great measure relied." CIP 10th July p 1; B&NP 30th June p 2.

Thurs. 1st July. Royston Heath, Royston v Baldock return. Royston 84 & 108 (R Shepherd 27, C Shepherd 20; Baldock 39 & 38 for 5 wkts. Unfinished. Bellís Life 11th July p 6.

4th July. The "operations" of Cambridge cricket delayed by preparations for the installation of Prince Albert as chancellor of the University. Bell's Life 4th July p 7.

Mon./Tues. 12th/13th July. Lord's, MCC v CT&CC. MCC 104 (W Clarke 23, Arnold 7 wkts) & 130 (W Clarke 21, A Haygarth 47); CT&CC 102 (H Cornell 35, R T King 30) & 65 (Dean 5 wkts). MCC won by 67 runs. "...being the first appearance at Lord's of the 'Town & County' since their establishment as a joint club, excited great interest." Haygarth Vol III, CIP 17th July p 518/3.

Wed. 14th July. Bourn v Elsworth. Elsworth won. C Ad 21st July p 3

Fri. 16th July, Royston. R Shepherd 67* for Royston v Bishop's Stortford. CIP 24th July p 3.

Tues. 20th July. Wisbech, XI gents (with D Hayward of Cambridge) v XI players of Wisbech Club. Players won. The fast bowling of Hayward and Hammond for the gents caused several of the playersí side to be hit. C Ch 17th July p 3; CIP 24th July p 3.

Tues. 20th July. Swavesey, Swavesey v Huntingdon Albion. Swavesey won by an innings and 90 runs. CIP 24th July p 3.

Wed. 21st July. Wisbech, match between 32 "whose dexterity in the conduct of the Ďwillowí is not yet first-rate." CIP 17th July p 3.

Wed. 21st July. Bottisham v Swaffham. Bottisham 43 & 52 (N King 24, R Chambers 6 wkts); Swaffham 45 & 93 (J H Wilkinson 26, B Kent 27). Swaffham won by 43 runs. CIP 31st July p 3.

Tues. 27th July. Elsworth v Bourn return. Elsworth 79 & 31; Bourn 89 & 50. Bourn won by 29 runs. CIP 7th Aug p 3.

Wed./Thurs. 28th/29th July. Holkham, Holkham v Wisbech. Holkham 202; Wisbech 81 & 94 (W Ratcliffe 26). Holkham won by an innings and 27 runs. Two steamboats laid on for up to 200 travellers to the match, accommodation provided for team and friends at Holkham and Wells. A rough sea and celebrations on the eve of the match said to effect some of the playersí fielding. CIP 31st July p 3.

Thurs. 29th July. Royston v Bennington. Royston 79 (Titchmarsh 25)& 85 (R Shepherd 36); Bennington 43 (C Shepherd 4+ wkts) & 16 for 4/5 wkts. Unfinished. Bellís Life 8th Aug p 7.

Fri. 30th July. Ely v Huntingdon. Ely 75 (F Bavin 20) & 61; Huntingdon 22 (Hogg 5 wkts) & 62. Ely won by 52 runs. CIP 7th Aug p 3.

Mon. 2nd Aug. Ely, Ancient Shepherds v Odd Fellows. Shepherds 9 & 19; Fellows 31. Odd Fellows won by an innings and 3 runs. CIP 7th Aug p 3.

Fri. 6th Aug. CU v Huntingdonshire (with Fenner, Hayward and Buttress). CU 50 (Fenner 3+ wkts) & 54 for 5 wkts; Huntingdon 95 (Lee 10 wkts). Unfinished. CIP 14th Aug. p 3.

Mon. 9th Aug. Ware Park, Wm Chapman of Ware v Shepherd of Royston. Chapman 6 & 10; Shepherd 8 & 2. Chapman won by 6 runs. Bellís Life 15th Aug. p 7; Hertford Merc & Ref. 14th Aug.***.

Mon./Tues. 9th/10th Aug. Wisbech, Wisbech v CT&CC. Deferred "in consequence of the election of Members of the County." C Ch 7th & 14th Aug p 3.

Mon./Tues. 9th/10th Aug. Wisbech, Wisbech v CT&CC. Deferred "in consequence of the election of Members of the County. C Ch 7th & 14th Aug p 3.

Tues-Thurs. 10th-12th Aug. The Auberies, Auberies v CT&CC. CT&CC 202 (R Ringwood 60, F P Fenner 29, J Boning 20) & 43 for 7 wkts; Auberies 103 (Hart 31, E H Grimston 30, Diver 5 wkts) & 139 (R Layton 28, F Grimston 27, Diver 7 wkts). CT&CC won by 3 wkts. CIP 7th Aug, Haygarth Vol III, Bellís Life 15th Aug p 2/547/6.

Thurs. 12th Aug. Whittlesey Recreation Ground, Whittlesey v Peterborough. Whittlesey 37 (Crane 4+ wkts) & 43 (Crane 4+ wkts); Peterborough 72 (Frisby 26) & 10 for 4 wkts. Peterborough won by 6 wkts. CIP 21st Aug p 2.

Fri. 13th Aug. Huntingdon v Ely return. Huntingdon 85; Ely 74 & 131 (Hogg 57, Human 25). Unfinished. CIP 14th Aug p 3.

Fri. 13th Aug. Bishopís Stortford v Royston return. CIP 7th Aug p 3.

Mon. 16th Aug. Ware Park, single wicket, Wm Chapman of Ware v R Shepherd of Royston. Chapman 6 & 10; Shepherd 8 & 2. CIP 21st Aug p 2

Mon./Tues./Wed. 16th/17th/18th Aug. Parkerís Piece Cambridge, CT&CC v MCC. CT&CC 222 (D Hayward 23, R Ringwood 49, H Cornwell 61, F P Fenner 21, A Diver 22, Dean 5 wkts); MCC 81 (R Grimston 28, Diver 6 wkts) & 107 (W J Hammersley 31, Arnold 6 wkts). CT&CC won by an innings and 34 runs. C Ch 14th Aug, Haygarth Vol III p 2/553.

Thurs. 19th Aug. Wisbech v Lynn. Wisbech 110 (F Fryer 36, F Bavin 24, & 88; Lynn 34 (Hammond 7 wkts). Lynn gave up the match. CIP 21st Aug p 2.

Thurs. 19th Aug. Peterborough v Whittlesey. Peterborough 47 & 36; Whittlesey 94 (E Todd 38) & 43. Whittlesey won by 54 runs. C Ch 21st Aug p 2.

Sat. 21st Aug. Parkerís Piece Cambridge, single wicket, O C Pell v W Hammersley. Pell 7 & 35; Hammersley 14 & 24. Pell won by 4 runs. Bellís Life 29th Aug p 6.

Mon./Tues, 23rd/24th Aug. Burghley Park, Stamford, Stamford v Wisbech. Stamford 81 (Oscroft 29) & 172 (A Woodward 69); Wisbech 54 & 69 (F Bavin 23). Railway company conveyed the Wisbech team and party (100/200) to the match for half price. Ball presented to winners by Rev H Jackson. C Ad 11th Aug p 3; C Ch & CIP 28th Aug p 2 & 3.

Sat. 28th Aug. Audley End. Audley End v Cambridge Albion. Audley End 58 & 78; Albion 36 & 73 for 6 wkts. Unfinished. CIP 4th Sept p 3.

Mon./Tues. 31st Aug./1st Sept. Cambridge. CT&CC v Auberies return. Called off due to Auberies insisting on Diver playing for them. C Ad 25th Aug, C Ch 28th Aug p 2.

Sept. Ely CC finished season with members v honorary members match. Notice. C Ad 8th Sept p 2.

Thurs-Sat 2nd-4th Sept. Parkerís Piece Cambridge, CT&CC v Gravesend. Gravesend 81 (Arnold 5 wkts) & 35 for 5 wkts (G Everett 23); CT&CC 181 (H Cornwell 41, Marsh 36, C Pryor 25, Burden 6 wkts). unfinished. Haygarth Vol III, C Ch 4th Sept, Bellís Life 12th Sept p 566/2/8.

Wed. 8th Sept. Wisbech v Stamford Commercial return. Stamford 64 (Maxwell 5 wkts) & 40; Wisbech 57 & 36. Stamford won by 11 runs. C Ch 11th Sept p 2.

Wed-Fri. 8th-10th Sept. Gravesend, Gravesend (with Royston & Paul) v CT&CC return. CT&CC 75 (H Cornwell 23, Carter 6 wkts) & 66 (F Bell 27*); Gravesend 74 (F Clifford 27) & 64 (Diver 6 wkts). CT&CC won by 3 runs. Haygarth Vol III p 569.

20th-25th Sept. Wisbech v Lynn return. Notice. Abandoned as Lynn could not raise a team. C Ch 18th Sept p 3;Lincs Ch(?) 24th Sept 1847.***.

Tues. 21st Sept. Haslingfield, Haslingfield v Harston return. Haslingfield 74 & 42 for 5 wkts; Harston 25. Unfinished. C Ch 25th Sept. p 2.

Wed 22nd Sept. Ely. Gents v Players. Gents won by 30 runs. Stam Merc 24th Sept 1847***

Thurs. 23rd Sept. Chippenham v Mildenhall, deciding match. Chippenham 56 (Curling 6 wkts) & 51 (Windett 5 wkts); Mildenhall 48/49 Parkinson 27, Lewson 6 wkts) & 74. Mildenhall won by 15/16 runs. B&NP 29th Sept p 2.

28th Sept. Wisbech closing match and general meeting at Bell Inn. Wis CC had balance of £7 15s 11d. CIP2nd Oct p 3; Lincs Ch 1st Oct 1847***.

Thurs. 30th Sept. Theatre, Barnwell, Cambridge. Play sponsored by CT&CC. Tent on stage as in previous year, together with a new song "Weíre all Cricketers", written by a member of CU, and "The Cambridge Cricketers." C Ch 25th Sept. p 2.

Tues. 5th Oct. Wisbech CC closing match. Wisbech v Long Sutton. Wisbech 106 (W Ratcliffe 28, F Fryer 23) & 59 (Rev a Moore 23, Dale 4+ wkts); Long Sutton 33 (F Fryer 5+ wkts) & 10. Wisbech won by 122 runs. Followed by annual dinner. Long Sutton CC later claimed this was not an official Long Sutton team.C Ch 18th Sept. p 3; Bellís Life 10th Oct p 7; Lincs Ch 15th Oct 1847***.

29th Oct. Notice of 17-a-side match between F Bavinís tenants at Wimblington on "next rent day. Stam Merc 29th Oct 1847.***

14th Nov. In Bellís Life averages the top scorer of Cambridgeís players is Pell with 733 from 33 matches, with Hoare scoring 555 from 20 matches. Cornwell had the highest batting average Ė 22.2. Arnold and Diver took 106 and 98 wickets respectively. Bellís Life 14th Nov p 6.

Mon. 6th Dec. CT&CC AGM. C Ch 4th Dec p 2.

Thurs. 9th Dec. Lion Hotel, CT&CC annual dinner. Tickets 4s each. C Ch 4th Dec. p 3.

Sat, 11th Dec, Daniel Hayward, "an instructor of cricket" listed as an insolvent petitioner. Northampton Merc 11th Dec 1847***

Charles Arnold played for Bury & Suffolk; Mark Arnold played for Bedford; Diver played for Bury & Suffolk, played for Auberies; Hayward played for Wisbech & Huntingdonshire; Mark Arnold played for Bedford County Club; T Townley played for Lord Burghleyís XI; Fenner played for Huntingdonshire; Buttress played for Huntingdonshire. C Ch 12th June, 28th Aug, 4th Sept, B & NP 16th June, Bellís Life 27th June, 15th, 22nd, 29th Aug, CIP 10th & 17th July, 14th Aug, 11th Sept, Haygarth Vol III, C Ad 25th Aug p 2/2/2/2/6/7/6/6/1/3/3/3/503,555&560/2.

1848

2nd Feb. A planned match on ice, Cambridge County v Cambridge Town and University called off due to warmer weather which "dissolved the wicket in quick time". C Ad 2nd Feb p 2.

Mon. 6th Mar. Wisbech CC. General meeting. Francis Bavin Esq president. James Rose & Samuel Sharman vice-president, Wm Thirkel, who received a gold watch last season for his services to the club, treasurer and secretary. Turf to be relaid and ground relevelled. Bowler to be engaged from Nottingham for the season. Club supported by Lord Hardwicke, members of the county, G Hudson Esq M P, etc. C Ch & CIP 11th Mar p 2 & 3.

12th Mar. Cambridge. "We are informed that at the urgent solicitation of many members of the University Club Mr Fenner has made a private ground......it will be seen that it is intended to have a sort of ĎLordísí in miniature." Bellís Life 12th Mar p 6.

Wed. 22nd Mar. General meeting of CT&CC. Adjourned. CIP 18th & 25th Mar p 3.

Wed. 29th Mar. Cambridge. CT&CC matches proposed for the coming season included two with Kent. Nicholas Felix who had been working on a painting of the Town and University teams, "very beautifully grouped", was elected as a member. Mention of Fennerís 6Ĺ-acre private ground behind the Town Gaol, on which the University club would play all its matches. C Ch 1st April p 3.

Fri. 7th April. Parkerís Piece, University Club practice match. Leeís side (with Diver) v Walkerís side (with Wisden). Walker 13 & 48 (Diver 7 wkts); Lee 64 (Calvert 25, Deacon 20). Unfinished. C Ch 8th April p 2.

Mon. 17th April. CT&CC committee meeting. Practice days set for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Long conversation "on the subject of playing the matches on Fennerís new private ground." CIP 22nd April p 2

Thurs. 20th April. Lion Hotel, Cambridge. A public meeting for CT&CC subscribers resolved to play club matches for this season on Parkerís Piece. Arguments for using the new ground included its relative comfort compared to Parkerís Piece where subscriberís tent-seats were occupied by non- subscribers, there was occasional disorderly conduct and frequent bad manners, and the ground was infringed upon. Arguments against included that "we contribute our money for the general welfare and enjoyment of the many hundreds who cannot afford to pay to see the game." "...it was believed that the presence of the public on these occasions...had a good and exhilarating effect on the whole, and contributed to the gratification of a large number of loyal and respectable subjects who were not parties to the game." "We hope...that subscriptions will at once be paid up, or the committee will not feel inclined to make good matches for the ensuing season." "...the most kind feeling was expressed toward Mr Fenner" and a benefit match in his honour was suggested. CIP 22nd April, C Ad 26th p 2/3.

22nd April. Letter from Sir St Vincent Cotton stating that he now has "nothing whatsoever" to do with the CT&CC "in consequence of the conduct of the committee to me last year." C Ch 22nd April p2; Bellís Life 23rd April p 6.

Mon. 1st May. Wisbech CC. Opening match between members. Meeting at Bowling Green Inn. Practice days set for Mondays at 2 oí clock and every evening at 6 oí clock. Wisbech invite challenges from 30 miles around. C Ch 6th May p 3; C Ad 26th April p 3.

Mon. 1st May. Ely, Married v Single. Married, "those of the more honourable estate" won. C Ad 10th May p 3.

Mon. 1st May. Wisbech, Wisbech CC opening match, Married v Single. Notice. CIP 22nd April p 3.

Wed. 3rd May. Fennerís, Cambridge, single wicket, 5-a-side, Wisden, John Lillywhite, Bell, Hayward, & James Lillywhite v Pell, Townley, Guy, Hammersley, & Diver. Wisdenís side won by 24 runs. Haygarth Vol III p 580.

Mon. 8th May. Fennerís, University practice match, J Walker v A Walker. J Walker 22 (A Walker 8 wkts) & 68 (J M Lee 23); A Walker 188 (A Walker 70, McNiven 48, J Leith 5 wkts). A Walker won by an innings & 96 runs. Bellís Life 14th May p 6

Tues./Wed. 9th/10th May. Cambridge, Caius v Christís Colleges. Caius 82 (Hemming 5 wkts) & 108 (Dumergue 20, Hemming 7 wkts); Christís 144 (Foster 40, Helm 32, Hutt 7 wkts) & 48. Christís won by 2 runs. Bellís Life 14th May p 6

Thurs. 11th May. Fennerís, University 1st XI v 2nd XI with Diver and Wisden. 1st XI 46 & 154 (E Barchard 45, W S Deacon 34, Wisden 6 wkts); 2nd XI 116 (C R Payne 41) & 86 for 5 wkts (C R Payne 27). 2nd XI won by 5 wkts. Haygarth Vol III p 580.

Mon. 15th May. Field provided by Mr Grounds (secretary) of Griffin Inn, March, Married v Single. Sgle 83 (Bavin 33) & 14; Md 32 & 34. Sgle won by 31 runs. C Ch 13th May 3; C Ch 20th May p 2.

Mon. 15th May. Queenís College v Catherine Hall. Queenís won by 3 wkts. C Ad 24th May p 3.

Mon. 15th May. Fennerís, Blaydís v Bloreís XIís. Blayd 128 (J Walker 46); Blore 98(?) (Wisden 52, Hemming 6 wkts). Blaydís XI won by 30(?) runs. Bellís Life 21st May p 6.

Mon./Tues. 15th/16th May. Parkerís Piece, Emmanuel v St Johnís colleges. Emmanuel 100 (Wroth 28, Jenyns 20) & 217 (Wroth 32, Harrison 29, Sykes 36, King 59); St Johnís 164 (Calvert 23, J M Lee 56, Edwards 20, King 8 wkts) & 67 (Edwards 31, King 7 wkts). Emmanuel won by 86 runs. "Emmanuelís performance gives them a claim to be considered second in the University" to Trinity College. C Ch 20th May p 2; Bellís Life 21st May p 6.

Tues. 16th May. Jesus Close, Jesus v Magdalene Colleges. Jesus 59 (Elwes 6wkts) & 62; Magdalene 145 (Way 40, Formby 26). Magdalene College won by an innings & 24 runs. Bellís Life 21st May p 6.

Tues./Wed. 16th/17th May. Parkerís Piece, Caius v Corpus Christi Colleges. Caius 114 (Dumergue 24, Sharpe 6 wkts) & 181 (Dumergue 22, Bassett 22, Hilton 6 wkts); Corpus 102 (Campbell 22, Bree 6 wkts) & 155 (Pickering 24, Campbell 25, Sharde 54). Caius won by 38 runs. Bellís Life 21st May p 6.

Wed. 17th May. St Peterís College, Smithís XI v Marriottís XI (both with Hagger bowling). Smith 56; Marriott 66 (Turnbull 20*) Marriottís XI won by 10 runs. Bellís Life 21st May p 6.

Thurs./Fri. 18th/19th May. Fennerís Cambridge, CU v MCC. MCC 154 (Pell 35) & 85; CU 137 (Lee 25) & 103 for 4 wkts (King 46*). CU won by 6 wkts. First match against external opposition to be played at Fennerís. Preamble to London Standard report of match outlines move from Parkerís Piece to Fennerís. C Ch 13th May, Haygarth Vol 3 p 2/582.  London Standard22 May 1848.***

Fri. 19th May. Newmarket, Newmarket v Kirtling. Newmarket 49; Kirtling 136 (Colman 67, E Walton 29) & 89 (R Layton 53). Kirtling won on 1st innings. Bellís Life 28th May p 6.

Sat 20th May. Cambridge, Clare Hall v Jesus College. Clare 89 & 132 (Bell 54); Jesus 72 & 124 (Golden 21). Clare Hall won by 25 runs. Bellís Life 28th May p 6.

"20th May. Cambridge. Letter objected to CT&CC matches being played on the new ground. The paperís editor commented, "...we are quite inclined to think that the Town and County Club will be bowled out for awhile for want of energy and support." CIP 20th May p 2.

20th May. "We have been requested to caution the undergraduates of the University against the practice of riding over the cricket ground on Parkerís Piece. We trust that although the university cricketers have a private ground, the public cricket ground on Parkerís Piece will be respected as usual." C Ch 20th May p 2.

Mon. 22nd May. March CC, "another match". Notice. C Ch 20th May p 3.

Mon. 22nd May. Wisbech CC, Married v Single. Single 64 7 48; Married 73 & 38. Single won by 4 wkts. Notice. Wisbech CC has received challenges from Stamford, Spalding, St Ives, Ely and Earl of Leicester at Holkham. C Ch 20th May p 3.Lincs Ch 26th May 1848***

Mon. 22nd May. Fennerís Cambridge, CU V 11 Townsmen. 11 Townsmen 120 (W J Hammersley 41, Hemming 6 wkts) & 124 (F P Fenner 33); CU 260 (E Barchard 43, W S Deacon 54, E Macniven 88*). CU won by an innings and 16 runs. Pointed remarks made about the "old subscribers" of the CT&CC wanting to only play on Parkerís Piece leading to the University declining the annual town v Gown match, it being replaced by this match between the CU side and 11 subscribers to the "original Town Club". C Ch 20th May, C Ad 24th May, Bellís Life 28th May p 2/3/6.

Mon. 22nd May. Cambridge, St Peterís v Pembroke Colleges. St Peterís 99 & 70 for 8 wkts (Marriott 21); Pembroke 112 (Ferrier 22, Phear 34*) & 80. Pembroke won on 1st innings. Bellís Life 28th May p 6.

Wed. 24th May. Clare Hall, Clare Hall v Peterhouse college. Peterhouse 81 (Marriott 32) & 94 (Marriott 27); Clare 65 & 114 for 2 wkts (Raymond 23, Gibbon 42, Bell 39*). Clare Hall won by 8 wkts. Bellís Life 28th May p ?

Wed. 24th May. Cambridge, Mr Jonesí v Mr Johnsonís schools. Johnsonís 152 & 152; Jonesí 121 & 46. Mr Johnsonís school won by 137 runs. CIP 3rd June p 3.

Thurs-Sat. 25th-27th May. Fennerís Cambridge, CU v Gentlemen of Kent. Kent 135 (W J Hammersley 46) & 195; CU 97 & 80. Gentlemen of Kent won by 153 runs. Haygarth Vol II, Bellís Life 19th Mar p 585/6.

27th May. Cambridge. Letter Ė "...never did I imagine that cricketers would become so dainty as to repudiate Parkerís Piece and play their games elsewhere." Charging entry was "this selfish scheme". CIP 27th May p ?

27th May. 2nd letter Ė "I greatly fear that the new ground has given Cambridge cricketing a blow that it must stagger under for some years." C I P 27th May p ?

Sun 28th May. Expectation (from Gravesend?) that Gravesend will play Cambridge this season. The Era 28th May 1848.***

Monday 29th May. Wisbech. Membersí match. Notice only. Lincs Ch 26th May 1848.***

Wed. 31st May. St Ives 2nd XI beat Swavesey. C Ch 3rd June p 3.

Thurs 1st June. St Ives beat Swavesey. CIP 10th June p 3.

3rd June. Cambridge. Letter from F P Fenner explaining his opening of a private ground. Several CU cricketers had approached him at the end of the previous season threatening to retire from Cambridge cricket unless they could play in the safety and comfort of a private ground, away from the annoyances, extortion and abuses which they had been subject to on Parkerís Piece. He implied that the CU had been more supportive to the Town Club in the past than the reverse. He argued that "the very establishment of this private ground was to promote cricket, to prevent its decay in Cambridge." C Ch 3rd June p 2.

3rd June. A "schism" is reported in the CT&CC committee over the use of Fennerís private ground. "...not that we have much fear that the noble and manly game will ultimately suffer in such a town as Cambridge. C Ch 3rd June p2.

3rd June. Advertisement by Fenner as secretary of CT&CC giving notice to those in arrears with their subscriptions to pay up on or before 15th June p 3. C Ch 3rd June p 3.

Tues. 6th June. Huntingdon v Ely. Huntingdon. Huntingdon 85 & 42 for 3 wkts; Ely 65 & 136 (Hogge 27, Asplin 55). Unfinished. Ely objected to Huntingdon refusing to play the game out. CIP 10th June p 3.

Thurs. 8th June. Wisbech v Boston. Wisbech 166 (W Jackson 26, J Clare 71*); Boston 48 (A Maxwell 7 wkts); Boston up the match. C Ch 10th June p 3; Bellís Life 18th June p 6.

Fri. 9th June. Bury & Suffolk v Kirtling. Bury 104 & 144 (R Layton 46, W Blake 30); Kirtling 97 (W Fisher 31) & 35 for 1 wkt. (B Colman 23*). Unfinished. Bury won on 1st innings. Bellís Life 18th June p 6.

Fri. 9th June. Cambridge, single wicket, G Booth & Blomefield v E Jacson & Evelyn. B & B 3 & 1; J & E 9. Jacson & Evelyn won by an innings & 5 runs. Bellís Life 18th June p 6.

Fri. 9th or 16th June. Fennerís Cambridge, single wicket. Thomas Barker & Daniel Hayward v O C Pell and John Walker. Pell & Walker won by an innings and 33 runs. Bellís Life 11th June p 6.

Tues. 13th June. Harrow, Harrow v CU. CU 103 (Lee 54*) & 54 for 6 wkts; Harrow 78. Unfinished. Haygarth Vol III p 597.

Wed. 14th June. St Ives (with Earl of Sandwich and P Tillard) v Wisbech. St Ives 69 (Ashby 5 wkts) & 55 for 5 wkts; Wisbech 70 (Bavin 36) & 53. St Ives won by 5 wkts. The bowling of Hayward for St Ives is admired. "...tents and seats provided for the ladies". Upwards of 2,000 spectators. Application made for cheap excursion ride on the railway to St Ives. C Ch 3rd & 17th June p 3.

Thurs./Fri. 15th/16th June. Magdalen Ground, Oxford, OU v CU. OU 119 & 110; CU 110 (King 45) & 96. OU won by 23 runs. Haygarth Vol III p 598.

17th June. Cambridge. Match between Town and Gown and Kent announced. CIP 17th June p 3.

17th June. Cambridge. Letter from "Old Cricketer" accused CU of dictating to CT&CC in that it refused to play the Town v Gown match on Parkerís Piece. C Ch 17th June p 3.

Mon. 19th June. Peterborough v March. Peterborough 60 (W Garrett 39) & 21: March 90 (Pope 39). March won by an innings and 9 runs. CIP 24th June p 3.

Mon. 19th June. Lordís, MCC v CU. CU 70 & 64; MCC 54 (Lee 5 wkts) & 81 for 8 wkts. MCC won by 2 wkts. Haygarth Vol III p 599.

Wed. 21st June. Wisbech v St Ives return. Wisbech 56 & 32; St Ives 55 & 24. Wisbech won by 9 runs. D Hayward for St Ives. CIP 24th June p 3.

Wed.-Fri. 21st-23rd June. Canterbury, Gentlemen of Kent v CU return. Kent 172 (King 6 wkts) & 112 (King 5 wkts); CU 227 (Lee 110) & 59 for 3 wkts. CU won by 7 wkts. Haygarth Vol III p 601.

Fri. 23rd June. Cambridge. Proposals for matches on Parkerís Piece between Cambridge and Huntingdon Town and County Club, Wisbech & Bishopís Stortford. C Ch 24th June p 2.

24th June. "Young Bell, the Cambridge bowler", advertises for an engagement. C Ch 24th June p 3.

Mon. 26th June. Ely v March. Ely19 (Pope 4+ wkts) & 25 (Gray 4+ wkts); March 64 (Pope 24, Hogg 6 wkts). March won by an innings and 16 runs. C Ad 28th June p 3; C Ch 1st July p 3.

Tues. 27th June. Parkerís Piece Cambridge, Defiance Club v Bakers. Defiance 70 & 60; Bakers 69 & 65. Defiance won by 4 runs. CIP 1st July p 3.

Wed. 28th June. Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden v Cambridge. Cambridge 75 (Bunting 4+ wkts) & 59; Walden 37 (Snow 4+ wkts) & 54 (Snow 5+ wkts). Cambridge won by 43 runs. CIP 1st July p 3.

Wed. 28th June. Mr Edisís ground, St Ives Junior Club v Swavesey return. Swavesey 37 & 62; St Ives 84 & 18 for 2 wkts. St Ives won by 8 wkts. CIP 1st July p 3.

Thurs. 29th June. Boston v Wisbech return. The "Middlesborough" steamer has been engaged to the Wisbech party to Boston. C Ch 24th June p 3.

Fri. 30th June. Fennerís Cambridge, Kirtling/Suffolk (?) v Cambridge and neighbourhood (barring several Cambridge players). Cambridge 58 & 45; Kirtling 88 (Layton 32, E Walton 23) & 15 (?) for 0 wkts. Kirtling won by 10 wkts. CIP 8th July p 3.

Sat. 1st July. Tuddenham v Chippenham. Tuddenham 4 & 38; Chippenham 104. Chippenham won by an innings and 62 runs. C Ch 8th July p 2.

Mon. 3rd July. Holkham v Wisbech. The "Forager" steamer has been engaged to take the Wisbech party to Holkham. C Ch 24th July p 3.

Tues. 4th July. March v Peterborough return. March 116 (Pope 20, T Elliott 32); Peterborough 38 & 35. March won by an innings and 43 runs. C Ch 15th July p 2.

Sat. 8th July. J S Tharpeís ground, Chippenham v Tuddenham return. Chippenham 75 & 67; Tuddenham 21 & 71. Chippenham won by 50 runs. Dinner at Hope Inn. C Ch 15th July p 2.

Mon. 10th July. Wisbech, Mr Shepherdís field, Gad Lane, Cabinetmakers v shoemakers. Won by "sons of Crispin."(shoemakers) by 5 wickets. Dinner at Bridge Inn, New Walsoken. C Ch 15th July p 2. Stamford Merc. 14th July 1848.***

Mon. 10th July. Kirtling, Kirtling v Cambridge return. Kirtling 91 (Layton 26) & 52 (Cornwell 5 wkts); Cambridge 45 (Glover 5 wkts) & 37. Kirtling won by 61 runs. C Ch 15th July p 2.

Mon. 10th July. Parkerís Piece Cambridge, Cambridge v Saffron Walden. Cambridge 82 & 68 (Blayton 20, A Adams 4+ wkts); Walden 134 (Claydon 65, A Adams 20, Snow 4+ wkts) & 9 for 1 wkt. Walden won. C Ch 15th July p 2.

Tues. 11th July. Fennerís Cambridge, Parish Constables v Police Force. Constables 44 & 82; Police 27 & 73. Constables won by 31. C Ad 12th July, C Ch 15th July p 2.

Tues. 11th July. Ely v March return. Notice. CIP 8th July p 3.

Tues. 11th July. March v Wisbech Juveniles. March 36 (M Amos 5 wkts) & 53 for 5 wkts; Wisbech 33 (Goodman 6 wkts) & 55. March won by 8 wkts. C Ch 15th July p 2.

Thurs. 13th July. Cambridge. CT&CC special general meeting proposed to solicit subscriptions and carry on "as heretofore", but determined not to incur fresh debts. F P Fenner resigned as secretary. C Ch 15th July, C Ad 19th July p 2.

Thurs. 13th July. Thorney, Thorney v Ramsey. Thorney 41 & 61 (W Maxwell 23); Ramsey 48 & 56 for 7 wkts (F Maxwell 7 wkts). Ramsey won by 3 wkts. CIP 22nd July p 4.

Mon./Tues. 17th/18th July. Bury St Edmunds, Diver & Buttress for Bury & Suffolk v The Auberies. Diver 6 wkts. Haygarth Vol III p 628.

Mon. 17th July. James Cheserightís Close, Ely, 2 elevens. Supper at Woolpack Inn by Thomas Hawkins. C Ch 22nd July p 3.

Mon 17th July. Mildenhall v Fordham. Mildenhall 77 & 24 for ? wkts; Fordham 39 & 61. Mildenhall won by ? wkts. CIP 22nd July p 4.

Mon. 17th July. Royston, Royston v Shepreth (with J Paine and J G Nash). Royston 40 & 42; Shepreth 56 & 80 (Payne 28). Shepreth won by 54 runs. CIP 22nd July p 4.

Tues 18th July, Mr Payneís field, Fulbourn, Married v Single. Married 32 (Wright 6 wkts) & 31; Single 50 (Wells 5 wkts) & 14 for 4 wkts. Single won by 6 wkts. CIP 22nd July p 4.

Tues. 18th July. March v Ely return. Notice. C Ch 15th July p 2.

Tues. 18th July. Chatteris v Ramsey. Chatteris 137 (J Lyon 44); Ramsey 51 & 78 (F Newton 40*, W Skeels 6+wkts). Chatteris won by an innings and 8 runs. Batting of Lyon, Richardson, Smith & Seward for Chatteris commended. C Ch 22nd July p 3.

Thurs. 20th July. Royston, Royston Juniors v Buntingford. Royston 73 & 216; Buntingford 62 & 35 for 4 wkts. Unfinished. CIP 22nd July p 4.

Thurs. 20th July. Wisbech, Wisbech Juniors v March Juniors return. Wisbech 29 & 84 (T Amos 26); March 71 (Elliott 26, Terrington 8 wkts) & 32 (Terrington 4+ wkts). Wisbech won by 10 runs. C Ch 29th July p 2.

Mon./Tues. 24th/25th July. Lordís, Gentlemen of England v OU & CU. OU & CU 196; England 66 & 95. OU & CU won by an innings and 35 runs. Haygarth Vol III p 638.

Tues. 25th July. Ramsey, Ramsey v Chatteris. Ramsey 41 (W Skeels 6 wkts) & 66 (W Skeels 4+ wkts); Chatteris 37 (E Newton 6+ wkts) & 42 for 8 wkts (F Newton 4+ wkts). Unfinished. "They were favoured with Mr Haggisís band." CIP 5th Aug p 2.

Wed. 26th July. March, March v Stamford. March 95 (Bates 56, A Woodward 4+ wkts) & 52; Stamford 57 (Pope 6+ wkts). March won on 1st innings. C Ch 29th July p 2.

Wed. 26th July. Peterborough, Whittlesey v Peterborough. Whittlesey won by 3 wkts. C Ch 5th Aug p 2.

Thurs. 27th July. Huntingdon, Huntingdon Albion v Elsworth. Elsworth 70 & 43; Huntingdon 62 & 26. Elsworth won by 25 runs. C Ch 5th Aug p 2.

Thurs. 27th July. Ramsey, Ramsey v Thorney return. Ramsey 63/64 (T S Mawdesley 49) & 55; Thorney 46 (F Newton 4+ wkts) & 54. Ramsey won by 18/17 runs. C Ch 5th Aug p 2.

Fri. 28th July. Kirtling, Kirtling v Borough Green. Kirtling 52 & 73; B G 63 & 16. Kirtling won by 46 runs. CIP 5th Aug p 3.

Mon. 31st July. Recreation Ground, Whittlesey, Whittlesey v Peterborough return. Peterborough won by an innings. C Ch 5th Aug p2.

July. (?) Bury St Edmunds v Kirtling. Bury won. C Ch 12th Aug p 2.

Tues. 1st Aug. Wisbech, Wisbech Juniors v Peterborough Juniors. Wisbech 42 (Serjeant 5+ wkts) & 21 for 4 wkts; Peterborough 25 & 37 (M Amos 4+ wkts, Terrington 4+ wkts). Wisbech won by 6 wkts. C Ch 5th Aug p 3.

Wed. 2nd Aug. Wisbech, Wisbech v Elm. Wisbech won. C Ch 5th Aug p 2.

Wed. 2nd Aug. Parson Drove, Long Sutton v Sutton St Edmondís. Long Sutton won by 3 wkts. Bellís Life 6th Aug p 7.

Thurs. 3rd Aug. Kirtling v Bury St Edmunds return. Kirtling 84 (James Clover 27, Pryor 7 wkts) & 76 (G Dobito 26, Pryor 5 wkts); Bury 74. Kirtling won on 1st innings. C Ch 12th Aug p 2.

Tues. 8th Aug. Ely, Ely v Mildenhall. Ely 44 (Windett 4+ wkts) & 86 (Levet 20); Mildenhall 59 & 56 (Hogg 5 wkts). Ely won by 15 runs. CIP 12th Aug p 1.

Wed 9th Aug. Cambridge, Jesus College Choristers v Kings College Choristers. Kingís 14 & 50; Jesus 14 & 37. Kingís won by 13 runs. Jesus won (C Ch). C Ch 12th Aug p 2.

Fri. 11th Aug. St Neots, St Neots v Gamlingay (with Shepherd of Royston). St Neots 48 & 139 (Mackaness 41, Barker 66, Paine 4+ wkts); Gamlingay 86 (Paine 31) & 40. St Neots won by 61 runs. CIP 19th Aug p 2.

Mon. 14th Aug. Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden (with Clavering & Seymour of Stanstead) v St Andrew the Less. Prevented by rain. St Andrew squad included Haggis/Hayward/Ringwood/Bell/ Buttress /Arnold/ Winterton & Snow. C Ch 12th Aug p 2.

Tues. 15th Aug. Wisbech Juniors v Peterborough Juniors return. Wisbech 35 & 40; Peterborough 24 (Terrington 5+ wkts, M Amos 4+ wkts) & 46 (Smith 24*/21*). Wisbech won by 5 runs. C Ch 5th Aug p 2.

Wed. 16th Aug. Jesus Close/Green, Jesus College Choristers v Kingís College Choristers. Kingís 13 & 39; Jesus 22 & 13. Kingís won by 17 runs. C Ch 19th Aug p 2.

Mon. 21st Aug. Gamlingay (with Shepherd) v St Neots return. Gamlingay 43 (Mackaness 4+ wkts, L Reynolds 5+ wkts) & 40 for 1 wkt; St Neots 57 (E Reynolds 23, Paine 4+ wkts) & 64. Unfinished. CIP 26th Aug p 3.

Tues. 22nd Aug. Parkerís Piece, Cambridge University Union v St Johnís Richmond Club. CU 45 (Price 5+ wkts) & 120 (Patterson 28, Wawn 20, Arthy 6 wkts); St Johnís 51 (Bartlett 4+ wkts) & 54 (Hutt 4+ wkts, Bartlett 4+ wkts). CU won by 60 runs. C Ch 26th Aug p 2.

Tues. 22nd Aug. Mildenhall v Ely. Mildenhall 81 (Hogg 6 wkts) & 79; Ely 68 Levett 21) & 51 for 5 wkts (Hogg 28*). CIP 9th Sept p 1.

Wed. 23rd Aug. Joseph Sidney Tharpeís park, Chippenham v Fulbourn & Bottisham. Chippenham 66 (W Lewsey 27*) & 56 for 8 wkts; F & B 69 & 51 (W Lewsey 5 wkts). Chippenham won by 2 wkts. Lewseyís and Gouldstoneís bowling commended for Chippenham, Townleyís, Calvertís & Jenningsí for Fulbourn. Thomas Philip and Lewis Kent commended for contributing " to the comfort of the aged spectators who have not the means of helping themselves." C Ch 2nd Sept p 2.

Wed./Thurs. 23rd/24th Aug. Fennerís Cambridge, Town v County. County 81 (Hoare 35, Buttress 7 wkts) & 151 (Smith 22, Leventhorpe 21, Fryer 21, Fenner 5 wkts); Town 141 (Bell 59, Hogg 5 wkts) & 74 for 5 wkts (Fenner 24*). The County gave up the match. Haygarth Vol III p 664.

Mon. 28th Aug. Parkerís Piece Cambridge, St Andrew The Less v Saffron Walden. Cambridge 129 (M Arnold 35); Walden 87 (Buttress 5 wkts) & 21 for 2 wkts. C Ch 2nd Sept p 2.

Tues. 29th Aug. Mildenhall, Mildenhall 81 (Gedge 31*, Hogg 6 wkts) & 79 (Dyson 24, Windett 21); Ely 68 (Levett 21) & 51 for 5 wkts (Hogg 28*). Unfinished. CIP 9th Sept p 1.

Mon. 4th Sept. Elm v Wisbech. Elm won by 2 wkts. This date originally set for a match between 2 Wisbech Club XIís. C Ch 9th Sept p 3.

Mon. 11th Sept. Borough Green v Kirtling. Borough Green 55 & 39 (J Gardner 4+ wkts); Kirtling 38 (W Scott 5+ wkts) & 41 (Missen 4+ wkts). Borough Green won by 15 runs. CIP 16th Sept p ?

Mon. 11th Sept. Wisbech, Wisbech v Elm return. Wisbech 16 (Scrafield 5 wkts) & 83 (Ashby 44); Elm 34 & 46 (Barnard 19). Wisbech won by 19 runs. CIP 16th Sept p ?

Wed. 13th Sept. Sawston, Paper makers v parchment makers. Paper 45 & 39; Parchment 43 & 37. Paper won by 4 runs. CIP 16th Sept p 3

In the week 18th-23rd Sept. Deeping v Thorney. Deeping 75 & 38; Thorney 72 & 32 for 5 wkts. Unfinished. CIP 23rd Sept p 3.

Mon. 18th Sept. Fulbourn v Bottisham. Fulbourn 70 (W Wright 33); Bottisham 87 (W Wright 5 wkts, Jenyns 23, D Hayward 20) & 77 for 8 wkts. C Ch 23rd Sept p ?

Tues. 19th Sept. Ely, Ely CC closing match, playing v honorary members. Dinner provided by Mr Reeves at Angel Inn. CIP 16th Sept p 3.

Wed 20th Sept. Wisbech. 3 of Wisbech v 3 of Elm. Elm 30; Wisbech (. Stam Mercury 29th Sept 1848.***

Thurs./Fri. 21st/22nd Sept. Diver 10 wkts for Burnley & Rochdale v Manchester City. Bellís Life 1st Oct p 6.

Thurs. 12th Oct. Wisbech CC, 1st XI v 22 and Annual dinner at Bell Inn. Match postponed from 4th Oct. Notice. C Ch 7th Oct p 3.

29th Oct. In Bellís Life averages the top scorer of Cambridgeís players is R T King with 445 runs, with J M Lee on 442 (Avg 21.5, N Oís included) and Diver on 257. Diver took 113 wkts from 13 matches. Bellís Life 29th Oct p 6.

24th Nov. A tribute to Lord Burleyís batting. C Ad 24th Nov p 3.

Diver on Lordís ground staff, played for Lord Strathmoreís XI, MCC, Auberies, Bury St Edmunds, Norfolk, Copdock, Burnley with Rochdale; Hayward played for St Ives; Bell advertised for an engagement; Buttress played for Bury St Edmunds; Fenner played for Audley End. C Ch 27th May, 3rd, 17th, 24th June, Haygarth Vol III, CIP 9th, 16th Sept, Bellís Life 1st Oct p2/3/3/3/624,628,635,651&658/1/?/6