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15791

Cricket, Rugby

Grosvenor Road, Cricket Ground

Westoe, South Shields

54.987316, -1.414737

Opened:

1850

Closed:

Unknown

Reclaimed

Condition:

Last Updated:

21 Jun 2022

Home Teams/Clubs:

South Shields Cricket Club, Westoe RFC

Description

Westoe RFC
Formed in 1875 at South Shields 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 cricket and rugby clubs still share today. The Durham County Rugby Football Union was founded in 1876.

South Shields Cricket Club
South Shields Cricket Club is the third oldest surviving sporting club in Tyne and Wear. Formed in 1850. They play at Dean Road. The cricket ground is shown on the OS second edition map of 1890. The ground was laid out in 1868. South Shields Cricket Club was joined in 1875 by Westoe Rugby Football Club. In 1880 the Westoe Tennis Club formed on the site. The brick pavilion was designed by FW Newby and opened in October 1934. On 24 April 2010 South Shields Cricket Club and Westoe Rugby Football Club played at the ground on the same day, for the first time.

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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