Cricket Club Issue 41 - Page 39

Stevenage Stevenage CRICKET CLUB T he first record of cricket being played in Stevenage comes on the 17th August 1796 when they defeated Hitchin by seven wickets. Stevenage CC was formed in the 1860s only to fold in the early 1870s. During this period the club again beat Hitchin, this time by 200 runs. The occasion was marked by a fine 121 from Edwin Goodyear of Markyate. The club was reformed again on June 30th 1877 with a view to being ready for the 1878 season. Since then they have gone on to put together a history of which they have every right to be proud and their current group of players will be keen to add to their illustrious past over the coming years. At present the team is based on Ditchmore Lane in Hertfordshire and their first team currently competes in the Championship of the Hertfordshire Cricket League. They are led by the team of Chairman Richard Burling and President Peter Allen and the club has made a considerable amount of progress under their guidance. This season they have made a steady start to their league campaign, having put together a record of three wins and four defeats from their nine league matches played to date with the other two being abandoned. This has left them sitting in a mid-table position with 117 points on the board. Stevenage Club Info - stevenage.hitscricket.com - twitter: @Stevenage_CC - Founded in 1796 www.sportip.biz 39