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From the Archives - Bells Life & Sporting Chronicle

9 months ago By Mark Sampson

An article from Bells Life added more years of history to the club.

A few years ago the Thrumpton fixture list quoted that the club was formed in 1872.

This was found to be wrong when several scorecards were found from the year 1867 adding another 5 years to the history.

Talks were of a 150 year anniversary which would have been next season are now defunct though as a London paper from the 1850s and 60s has thrown another spanner in the works.

A scorecard from 1860 and two from 1861 have now been found.

However how a game in 1861 away at Sutton Bonington reached the Bells Life in London and Sporting Chronicle newspaper is a complete mystery.

It can now be found in the Club Information and History section of the website.

The newspaper was a weekly sporting paper published as a pink broadsheet between 1822 and 1886.

The newspaper aimed at both the literate poor and the general sporting public who fall into all classes. The paper was eventually taken over and is now Sporting Life.

The scorecard from the newspaper is now on the website and the report states

"Mr A Bateman of Sutton Bonington, in his second Innings made one of the longest hits on record, the ball pitching in a pond considerably over one hundred yards from the play."

Coming next, the man responsible for forming Thrumpton Cricket Club.

Updated 15:32 - 30 Jan 2018 by Mark Sampson

Where next?

From the Archives - John Cartwright Jones - Vicar of Thrumpton John Cartwright Jones was Vicar of Thrumpton from 1857-63, did he form Thrumpton Cricket Club?
From the Archives - Ron Priestley and Walter Pepper 1940 The final photo to be added is of 2 club legends from their younger days.


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