Grantham Cricket Club needs help compiling history to commemorate 200th anniversary

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Do you remember cricketing star Gary Sobers playing at London Road in the 1970s?

Or even as far back as the opening of Grantham Cricket Club’s pavilion by Herbert Sutcliffe?

If so, your memories could help compile a history that is being produced to celebrate the club’s 200th anniversary.

As part of a series of initiatives to commemorate this milestone in 2017, the history will include recollections, photographs and other material.

The earliest available record is of a match against Billingborough in 1817, while Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club’s research documents Grantham matches taking place at Trent Bridge. The Grantham Journal records opponents including W. G. Grace.

Club records were destroyed by several pavilion fires in the last century, but it is hoped that former members, players and families will come forward with information and reminiscences.

Contributors can provide their own written recollections to lead author Ann Boulton via e-mail at annandsteveb@btinternet.com or contact her during the day on 01469 531280.