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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.

White Hart owner

The freehold for the Grade II listed White Hart pub at 350 London Road, Mitcham, CR4 3ND, is title SGL510698, according to the Land Registry. Associated with this is the land at the rear of the pub which is title SGL413207. This consists of the access road from Broadway Gardens, the car park and garden at the back of the pub.

In 1994, parts of the land at the rear were sold by Bass (the brewery owner at the time) to Wandle Holdings plc. This is the housing association that owns Highfield Court, the block of flats next door.

These two titles (SGL510698 and SGL413207) were sold together for £1,500,000 on 16th October 2015 by Punch Partnerships to MENDOZA LTD (incorporated in Isle of Man) of 2a Lord Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 2BD.

The two titles were sold again for £1,500,000 on 21st December 2016 to ASSOCIATE PROPERTIES LTD (incorporated in Isle of Man) of 2a Lord Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 2BD.

The two titles were sold again for £1,500,000 on 6th March 2017 to GATEWAY REALTY LTD (incorporated in Isle of Man) of First Floor, 18-20 North Quay, Douglas, Isle Of Man, IM1 4LE.

On 14th July 2017 a charge contained in a debenture was registered against both titles by SANNE FIDUCIARY SERVICES LIMITED (incorporated in Jersey) of 13 Castle Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE4 5UT.

Their website gives contact details for their London office at 21 Palmer Street, London SW1H 0AD (telephone 020 3327 9720, fax 020 7222 5151). Their email address is info@sannegroup.com

The Isle of Man companies house website for GATEWAY REALTY Ltd shows a different address than that on the titles, but there was a change of registered address filed on 26th June 2017. The website doesn’t give contact details for GATEWAY REALTY Ltd, but it does name the company’s agents as ANDCO CORPORATE SERVICES Ltd. Their website gives contact details: telephone 01624 623731 and email info@andco.im

The pub is currently (May 2019) offered to rent at £26,000 per year, see Jenkins Law website (pdf).