Cricket Club Wants Revenge - After More Than A Century
Forthcoming historic match will settle score between Chiswick and Incogniti
When Chiswick Cricket Club agreed to host Incogniti Cricket Club this coming Sunday, 1st May, it was generally believed by both clubs that this was to be the first meeting of the two historic clubs.
However, Incogniti is a club that prides itself on its rich history and comprehensive record-keeping and after some detailed research by the club's archivist it was unearthed that the fixture was in fact first played back in 1869. The scorecard had been meticulously typed up and filed away back in the nineteenth century.
Back then the Chiswick club was known as Chiswick & Turnham Green and played their matches on Turnham Green. After a series of subtle name changes over the centuries, the club is now known as Chiswick Cricket Club and plays its matches at Dukes Meadows on the ground formerly known as Fuller's Sports Ground.
To mark the occasion, Chiswick CC will be inviting back former players and officials and there will be a brief, formal exchange of club colours before the match commences at 1.30pm.
Incogniti will be out for revenge after being comfortably beaten by 82 runs back in 1869.
As always the clubhouse and bar will be open to the public and everyone is welcome to come and share in this historic event.
April 26, 2016