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The Story of Crewe’s cricket Clubs a talk by Chris Jones

Posted by: Stanislaw Swiderski
Category: News
Date Posted: Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 1:50 am

The first Crewe Cricket Club was established in 1850 and by the 1880s was playing on a ground off the present Stewart Street, and area still of farms and fields. A membership card from 1889 shows us that the club President was Alderman Francis W Webb. By the 1930s the club had moved to the Alexandra Stadium in Earle Street where in the 1930s the local derby against Nantwich regularly attracted a crowd of 4,000. Chris will be telling us about this club (the LNWR Club) and others that developed, grew, disappeared and merged.