Cricket at Eton
Some Eton Cricket History
1730 First recorded game at Eton College
1751 Old Etonians play against ‘The Rest of England’ in a three- match series on which more than £20,000 was reportedly bet. (W1L1D1)
1792 Old Etonians play against Calcutta Cricket Club in Calcutta.
1796 First Eton v Winchester school match
1805 Eton v Harrow at Lord’s (Eton win by an innings and 2 runs)
1831 Eton reported to be wearing light blue caps.
1880 Lord Harris captains England v first visiting Australia XI. The Hon. Alfred Lyttelton is also in the England side.
1882 The Hon. Ivo Bligh, C. T. Studd and G. B. Studd tour Australia with England. Bligh receives the ashes of a bail…
1897 B. J. T. Bosanquet invents the googly
1899 Lord Hawke captains England v South Africa
1921 The Hon. Lionel Tennyson captains England
1928 G. O. Allen represents England in Australia (he refuses to bowl bodyline…)
1936 G. O. Allen captains England in Australia
1948 George Mann captains England in South Africa
1961 C. Ingleby-Mackenzie captains Hampshire to the Championship
1972 John Barclay captains England Young Cricketers in West Indies
1987/8 First school tour to Australia
1994 Eton Under015 win Lord’s Taverners National Cup
1997/8 Matthew Fleming represents England in 11 ODIs
2000 Alex Loudon captains England Under-19
2001 Eton Under015 win Lord’s Taverners National Cup
2006 Eton Under-15 win Lord’s Taverners National Cup
2006 Alex Loudon represents England in 1 ODI
2007 Eton Under 15 win Lord’s Taverners National Cup
Details of how to get to Eton can be found at www.etoncollege.com/HowToGetToEton.aspx. Upper Club is located on the corner of Slough Road and Pocock’s Lane. Parking is available from the Pocock’s Lane entrance.
Further information can be found at www.etoncollege.com.