Tor Leisure Ground, Glastonbury

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Tor Leisure Ground
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Location Glastonbury, Somerset
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Somerset (1952 1994)
Glastonbury (1893 present)
As of 18 January 2010
Source: CricketArchive

Tor Leisure Ground, previously known as Morlands Athletic Ground until 1986, is a former first-class cricket ground located in Glastonbury, Somerset. It hosted first-class matches for Somerset County Cricket Club between 1952 1973, and List A cricket between 1969 1978. It has been the home of Glastonbury Cricket Club since at least 1893, when the first recorded match was played on the ground. The highest individual first-class score made on the ground was 187* by Glamorgan's Alan Jones in a 1963 County Championship match. [1]

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The ground was formerly owned by the Morlands company, which was a major employer making sheepskin clothing in the town from 1870 to the mid-1980s.

Morlands English clothing manufacturer

Morlands was a manufacturer of sheepskin jackets, boots and other footwear, based in Glastonbury in Somerset, England.

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