Tothill Fields

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Tothill Fields was an 18th-century area of Westminster in the county of Middlesex that lay south of St James's Park on the north bank of the river Thames. One of its main features was a penitentiary.[1]

Between 1735 and 1752, it was the home venue of the Westminster Cricket Club; the earliest known match there was in August 1735, when Westminster defeated London by 3 wickets.[2] Records have survived of two Westminster matches there in 1752, both against Addington; the result of the first is unknown and Westminster won the second by 10 runs.[3]


  1. ^ History of Tothill Fields
  2. ^ Buckley, G. B. (1935). Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket. Cotterell. p.11.
  3. ^ Buckley, pp.29–30.