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Cricket

Old Shotton, Cricket Ground

54.749398, -1.359890

Shotton

Opened:

1890s

Closed:

1910s

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

31 Jul 2023

Shotton Hall CC

HER Description

NEHL - The cricket ground home to Shotton Hall CC was situated in a field immediately south of the main village lane, in an enclosed rectangular boundary.

The club were formed in the 1890s, with the first recorded match I can find being in 1897 against Durham City II. It does note however that it was played at the Shotton Hall Grounds, so may have played within the estate at this time.

Another match is recorded in June 1899. They played Congregational at Old Shotton, who were presumably local churchgoers.

However, by the 1910s their ground is clearly identifiable on Ordnance Survey maps. A small clubhouse is situated within an enclosure at the bottom of the lane. By this time the club were playing in the South Durham League against other teams such as Seaton Carew. Their headquarters was located at the Black Bull Inn, which is still open.

It appears the team went defuct pre-1915, likely due to WWI as many did.

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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