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Cricket

Sherburn Colliery Recreation Ground

54.775523, -1.510647

Sherburn

Opened:

1886

Closed:

1940

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

3 Jul 2023

Sherburn CC

HER Description

NEHL - Sherburn Cricket Club played at this ground from the 1880s until their folding in 1940. It was officially colliery land, and was developed for the betterment of pitmen and the village becoming the colliery recreation ground. Though it cannot be fully confirmed before 1914, it's extremely likely this was their ground since their inception.

Sherburn CC played for much of their lifespan in the North East Durham League and had won the competition once in 1938.

The club hosted annual galas and dances at the club, which was typical of a club at the centre of village life. Quoits, bowls, cycling, tennis and "sunlight soap washing competitions" were also held here during the fairs!

The club sadly folded in 1940, owing to "pressure of ground circumstances". We can see after this date that the ground was utilised for football by Sherburn Welfare and later Sherburn Village.

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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