Sunbury Cricket Club

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Sunbury Cricket Club had a noted team in the early 18th century which played in major matches. One of its players was William Goodwin, whose skill received comment in a 1724 newspaper report. Goodwin is one of the earliest cricketers named in contemporary sources.[1] In 1730, a Sunbury patron known only as Mr Andrews successfully led the team in a match against the Duke of Richmond's XI.[2] In 1731, Sunbury defeated Kent on Sunbury Common. In 1732, a combined Brentford and Sunbury team lost to London on Walworth Common.[3] Little is known of cricket in Sunbury for the next 200 years.

The club is representative of Sunbury-on-Thames, which was in Middlesex during the 18th century and is now in Surrey. The modern amateur club, founded in 1938, was a founder member of the Shepherd Neame Surrey Championship, which since 1999 has been an ECB accredited Premier League, the highest level of recreational club cricket in England and Wales. They also play in the Cockspur Cup.

In the early 1970s, the club's Kenton Court Meadow ground hosted three list A matches involving Surrey in the John Player League.[4]

Past players include former West Indies international Jimmy Adams, Richard Johnson formerly of Somerset, Middlesex and England, David Nash of Middlesex, and Jamie Hewitt formerly of Middlesex and Kent.

Honours[edit]

DH Robins Cup (now known as Cockspur Cup) - Winners: 1974
Surrey Championship - Winners: 1998, 1988
Three Counties Sunday League - Winners: 2003, 2002

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maun, p. 29.
  2. ^ Maun, p. 42.
  3. ^ Maun, p. 55.
  4. ^ "Kenton Court Meadow, Sunbury-on-Thames". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Maun, Ian (2009). From Commons to Lord's, Volume One: 1700 to 1750. Roger Heavens. ISBN 978 1 900592 52 9. 

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