Huntingdonshire County Cricket Club

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Huntingdonshire County Cricket Club
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CaptainBash Hussain
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Founded1948
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Huntingdonshire County Cricket Club is one of the county clubs which make up the minor counties in the English domestic cricket structure, representing the historic county of Huntingdonshire. The club does not currently compete in either the Minor Counties Championship or MCCA Knockout Trophy, but does play informal matches, typically against armed forces teams and county academies.

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Earliest cricket

Cricket probably reached Huntingdonshire in the 17th century. The earliest reference to the game in the general region is in neighbouring Cambridgeshire at the University of Cambridge in 1710. [1] In 1741, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich became patron and captain of a Huntingdonshire county team which, as part of a united Northamptonshire & Huntingdonshire team, twice defeated Bedfordshire in important matches. [2]

Origin of the club

Huntingdonshire County Cricket Club was first formed in 1831 and existed until 1895. Initially, until the early 1850s, matches were played against club sides but from the start of the 1850s the club found regular County opponents.

Up until 1874 Huntingdonshire played home matches at Millers Holme, Godmanchester. From 1874 the club played at the Huntingdon Cricket Club Ground and continues to do so to this day. In 1895 the club was disbanded. In the 1920s the club was briefly reformed before folding once again. The current county club was formed in 1948.

From 1999 to 2003, the county entered teams into the English domestic one-day competition, matches which had List A status. The county played seven List A matches during this period, with the final List A match it played coming against Cheshire. [3] During this period, the club used The Parks, Godmanchester as its home ground.

Players

See List of Huntingdonshire County Cricket Club List A players and Category:Huntingdonshire cricketers

Grounds

Below is a complete list of grounds used by Huntingdonshire County Cricket Club when it was permitted to play List A and MCCA Knockout Trophy matches. These grounds have also held List A and MCCA Knockout Trophy matches.

NameLocationFirstLastMatchesFirstLastMatchesRefs
List A MCCA Trophy
Kimbolton School Ground Kimbolton 017 May 1998
v Oxfordshire
23 June 2002
v Leicestershire Cricket Board
5 [4] [5] [n 1]
Cricketfield Lane
Football and cricket pitches, Ramsey, Cambs (geograph 3581389).jpg
Ramsey 0only match:
2 July 2000
v Middlesex Cricket Board
 1 [6] [7]
Forge Way Warboys 0only match:
9 July 2000
v Hertfordshire
 1 [8] [9]
The Parks
Cricket Pavilion, Godmanchester - geograph.org.uk - 5261221.jpg
Godmanchester 16 May 2000
v Yorkshire Cricket Board
29 August 2001
v Gloucestershire Cricket Board
2only match:
27 May 2001
v Essex Cricket Board
 1 [10] [11] [12]
Papworth Cricket Club Ground
Papworth Everard Cricket Pavilion - geograph.org.uk - 1084529.jpg
Papworth Everard 0only match:
3 June 2001
v Essex Cricket Board
 1 [13] [14] [n 2]
Bretton Gate Peterborough 0only match:
9 June 2002
v Lincolnshire
 1 [15] [16] [n 3]

Notes

  1. Cambridgeshire have played Minor Counties Championship matches here.
  2. Cambridgeshire have played Minor Counties Championship matches here.
  3. Cambridgeshire have played Minor Counties Championship matches here.

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References

  1. Altham, pp. 24–25.
  2. Maun, p. 67.
  3. List A matches played by Huntingdonshire County Cricket Club
  4. "Kimbolton School Ground, Kimbolton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  5. "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played on Kimbolton School Ground, Kimbolton (5)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  6. "Cricketfield Lane, Ramsey". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  7. "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Cricketfield Lane, Ramsey (1)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  8. "Forge Way, Warboys". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  9. "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Forge Way, Warboys (1)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  10. "The Parks, Godmanchester". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  11. "List A Matches played on The Parks, Godmanchester (2)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  12. "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played on The Parks, Godmanchester (1)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  13. "Papworth Cricket Club Ground, Papworth Everard". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  14. "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played on Papworth Cricket Club Ground, Papworth Everard (1)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  15. "Bretton Gate, Peterborough". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  16. "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played on Bretton Gate, Peterborough (6)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 January 2015.

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