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Cricket

Blackgate, Cricket Ground

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Coxhoe

Opened:

1868

Closed:

Unknown

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

17 Oct 2022

Coxhoe CC

HER Description

NEHL - Newspaper evidence shows a Coxhoe Cricket Club obtained a "large field adjacent to the Greyhound Inn, Blackgate". Maps do not illustrate where this inn was, but it is very likely to be on the main road. It is guess work whether it was on the east or west.

The newspaper excerpt from the Durham Chronicle in May 1868 states the field is "well situated, and, with a little levelling, well adapted for the purpose. Some practice has already commenced, and a successful season is anticipated". As a result, we know cricket was certainly played on this field. Whether or not formal matches were played cannot be fully ascertained but is likely. With this in mind though, there is little documentation on cricket in Coxhoe for a decade or so.

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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