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Cricket

Wackerfield, Cricket Ground

54.596947, -1.762915

Wackerfield

Opened:

c1860s

Closed:

c1880s

Unknown

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

27 Feb 2024

Wackerfield CC

HER Description

NEHL - Wackerfield had its own cricket ground from at least the 1860s, though the exact location is not known. The first reference to the ground and club is in 1869, when the village hosted a match against Cliffe at "the Wackerfield cricket ground", which resulted in favour of the later by five wickets to fall. The club were still operating in the 1870s with a match against High Coniscliffe at the ground. Again there is no real indicator of the ground.

My best assumption for the site of the ground would be one of the fields immediately south of the buildings still visible. They are convenient, of equal shape and easily connected to the village. There is however a field to the north west which features a small rectangular building which may have hosted a small pavilion.

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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