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Cricket

Cricket Ground, North Jesmond Avenue

54.996044, -1.603182

Jesmond, Newcastle

Opened:

1830s

Closed:

20th c

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

19 Jun 2023

Newcastle CC (1830s)

HER Description

Shown on OS second (1898), third and fourth (1940) editions as cricket ground. OS fifth edition (1960) shows the site as tennis ground. It is still the Northumberland County Tennis Ground today. It has an interesting high stone wall as its boundary with the road. There are two pavilions of 1930s date. A highly-praised indoor court building was built in the 1990s. There is a landscaped mound between the indoor court and the houses on Bemersyde Drive.

NEHL - This ground is likely Newcastle CC's home ground from at least the 1840s. References are made in contemporary newspapers of the ground at this location, "near Jesmond Church". The club had been founded around the late 1830s, though it is difficult to ascertain as there were so many cricket clubs at this time - Newcastle Albion, Newcastle Clayton, Newcastle Standard and Newcastle Eldon to name a few. Newcastle's cricket history is not very well documented.

The ground is shown on the 1890s, having a pavilion on the north western corner. It had split into its modern multi use layout by the 1930s

A cricket ground was mooted at Castle Leazes which is seen on plans of the city in 1869, however this never happened.

Ordnance Survey

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

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'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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