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1939 : All Women Cricket Match

From the Croydon Advertiser and East Surrey Reporter – Friday 28 July 1939 via the British Newspaper Archives, which requires a subscription.

WOMEN CRICKETERS ON MITCHAM GREEN

An all-women cricket match was played on Mitcham Green, on Wednesday, for the benefit of the Mitcham Cricket Club funds. The teams were Surrey v. Herts, and District. Surrey won the game easily. Their innings was notable for a fine batting display bv Miss Molly Hide, who retired after scoring 54 runs. Miss W. Lambert was the second highest scorer, with 27. Miss M. MacLagan, the captain, contributed ten in a total of 137. Herts, scored 57.

The early part of the day was gloomy and comparatively few spectators were present. In the evening about two thousand people ringed the green. They were generous with their applause of the performances and they thoroughly enjoyed the game, which was played in first-class style and in the best sporting spirit.

Lunch was eaten at the White Hart Hotel, where the visitors were welcomed by Mr. Jack Pillinger on behalf of Mitcham Cricket Club, Mr Charles Sanders and Mrs. Sciaretta were other members of the club present. A spray of Mitcham lavender, the gift of Mr. Tom Francis, and a copy of the Mitcham Club handbook were presented to each player. The umpires were Mrs. Tabor and Mr. H. Thompson. An excellent pitch, a bit sticky at the beginning of the game, was prepared by Groundsman Tom Sturtivant.

Burn Bullock and Cricket Club Aerial View

Burn Bullock and cricket pavilion – an aerial view.

The developer owner of the Burn Bullock wants to build onto the rear car park, and take the space used by the cricket club’s storage shed.

The Mitcham cricket club has been unable to pay rent to the owner for the last ten years. The club has decided it would be better to buy their section of land, comprising the pavilion and storage shed, from the owner. The sale price of the section they want to buy is unknown as the developer wants to get planning permission first before they set a value on the whole land.

As of August 2019, the Mitcham cricket club have raised £1,595 so far.

If you can help, please donate to the club using the ‘go fund me’ website.