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South Hylton, Cricket Ground

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South Hylton, Sunderland


1870s (?)


20th c



Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

30 Oct 2022

South Hylton CC

HER Description

NEHL - Cricket was played in South Hylton since at least the 1870s, and this ground is the most likely candidate for their ground. It was certainly used by the 1920s, but 19th century maps show the ground as enclosed with a number of small buildings on its boundary. Though unmarked, it may have been used casually for recreation.

The earliest reference to cricket being played in South Hylton is 1879. The Sunderland Daily Echo reports on a match between S Hylton and Hendon Victoria at their ground. The first reference to a home ground was a couple years later, but implies its existence earlier.

A Hylton Colliery CC still exists, but plays in Castletown.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1946

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

Aerial shot showing the Cricket Ground as it was in 1947, between water supply reservoirs and Field House. Source: Historic England Photograph: raf_cpe_uk_2352_rp_3309 flown 04/10/1947

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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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