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Cricket, Rugby

St Johns Green

Percy Main

54.997815, -1.470562

Opened:

1860

Closed:

Open

Condition:

Last Updated:

21 Jun 2022

Home Teams/Clubs:

Percy Main Cricket Club

Description

Formed in 1860. At that time there were four balls per over and they could be delivered underarm (unlike village cricket as played today). They play on St. John's Green.

Percy Main Rugby Football Club was...one of the earliest rugby clubs to form in Tyne and Wear. Formed in 1872 at Percy Main Cricket Club's grounds. Cricket was the first game to adopt and develop its own private grounds and so it was at cricket grounds that many rugby and football clubs formed. Groundsharing was common. The Northumberland Rugby Union was formed in 1880.

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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