Teddington Cricket Club celebrates 150th anniversary of moving to Bushy Park
By Teddington People | Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 13:38
Teddington Cricket Club’s Cricket Week celebrated the 150th anniversary of the club moving to play in Bushy Park last month.
The club was originally based on a ground near Waldegrave Road until the building of the railway extension from Twickenham to Kingston in 1863 forced it to move. It was probably formed in the 1820s although records from that time are scarce. However, after 150 years the club is still going strong.
More than 300 players, members and guests from the past and the present enjoyed some part of a Cricket Week held in August which included matches against Hampton Wick and a combined Oxford and Cambridge University XI.
The Tuesday saw two matches take place between former players, one to allow those of pensionable age to take the field again, and one between more recent players, while the side that represented Teddington against the Oxbridge XI featured former England international Jamie Dalrymple, himself a former playing member of the Bushy Park club.
The celebrations culminated in a 150th Anniversary Summer Ball on the Saturday. The anniversary clearly inspired the 1st XI, who went on to win the Middlesex Cup two weeks later, the 1st XI’s first silverware for 11 years.