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
Gaps in my research
 
There are, of course, many!
 
No history is ever complete or definitive.  I have tried my hardest to be as thorough as I can but my findings must touch on only a small fraction of what actually happened.  I would love to know more and would appreciate ideas for where to look as well as any information you might be willing to share. I can  be contacted by email.
 
The main areas of information I would welcome help with are:
 
1) Any innacuracies in my research on the period 1710-1848.
 
2) Anything I may not know about the period 1710-1848.
 
3) Any information on Cambridgeshire cricket 1849-90 both in Cambridge and anywhere else in the county.
 
4) Information about Cambridgeshire players up to 1890 especially their engagements or residence for any reason outside of Cambridgeshire.  I can easily put a list of names on this site. For now here are some of the players involved:
 
Charles Arnold
Robert Carpenter
FP Fenner
Israel Haggis
AM Hoare
OC Pell
Fred Reynolds
Thomas Stearn
WC Winterton
Mark Arnold
Henry Cornwell
George Fenner
WJ Hammersley
RT King
Henry Perkins
Rbt Ringwood
George Sussums
 
Frederick Bell
John Crouch
James Fenner
D Hayward Snr
JM Lee
John Perkins
John Smith
George Tarrant
 
John Boning
AJD Diver
TS Fryer
D Hayward Jnr
James Martin(poet)
Charles Pryor
George Smith
Fred Thackeray
 
William Buttress
DB Edwards
Rbt Glassscock
T Hayward Snr
HJ&M Page
FC Pryor
Thomas Snow
TM Townley
 
 
 
5) Pictures of: Israel Haggis,  TS Fryer,  Dan Hayward Jnr,  William Buttress, FC Pryor,  & Thomas Snow would be fascinating to see.
 
Thank you for any help you can offer. I would also be more than willing to provide information that you need if I have it.