top of page
og1.png

sdp01

Cricket

Raby Castle

54.592066, -1.799705

Staindrop

Opened:

1751

Closed:

Unknown

Unknown

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

14 Sept 2023

HER Description

NEHL - In Jack Chapman's book "Cream Teas and Nutty Slack", the first ever recorded cricket match in County Durham took place at Raby Castle in 1751.

An article noted by Chapman which featured in the Newcastle Journal of 10/08/1751 notes "last week a cricket match was played twice over by eleven gentlemen on each side for a considerable wager" with the Duke of Cleveland on one sight and the Earl of Northumberland on another. The first time played at Stanwick in Yorkshire and the second at Raby Castle.

The exact site where the match was played is not known.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1860

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

Raby Castle in 1819. Source: Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen by Jones (1819)

Have we missed something, made a mistake, or have something to add? Contact us

'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

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. 

logosite.png

Historic Maps provided by

nls-logo.png
bottom of page