1 Aug 2022
Rendel CC, Rendel FC
NEHL - A cricket and football ground could be found off Charlotte Pit Lane at Benwell, named so as 'Charlotte Pit' was over the road from the site. It was the home ground of Rendel Football & Cricket Club, named so after the Rendel family. There were limited facilities in the 1890s, and will likely have been just ground markings.
Rendel Cricket Club composed the same team as they did football, and contemporary newspapers indicate they were very skilled in both. One such piece in 1889 states they have made a name for themselves in the football world. Cricket fixtures included matches against such teams as Medomsley.
The football team played in the North Eastern Counties League in 1889, regularly beating competitors by sizeable margins. They also came against Newcastle East End, famously the team that went on to become Newcastle United.
Have we missed something, made a mistake, or have something to add? Contact us
Historic Environment Records
Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past
Tyne and Wear: Sitelines
HER information as described above is reproduced under the basis the resource is free of charge for education use. It is not altered unless there are grammatical errors.