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Market Place Market Place
Note the new building in the photo on the corner.
Regent Street Regent Street
Note the 'Old Red Lion Hotel'
Chapmangate Chapmangate
Note the independent chapel built in 1807 to the left.
Cricket has been played in Pocklington since early times. The Grammar School has played the game back to the eighteenth century. The earliest reference found for Pocklington Cricket Club is in 1850 when the Pocklington Cricket Club was formed (see first reference below). An earlier reference to cricket in Pocklington was found in 1843 (See below).

In the Barmby Moor section of the website is to be found a profile of a local cricketer Allan Siddall who was a farmer and professional cricketer in the last 20 years of the 19th century.
Pocklington Cricket Club
York Herald - 30th March 1850
Image reproduced with kind permission of http://www.thebritishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/
June 1850
The Hull Packet and East Riding Times June 7 1850
From the 'Hull Packet' newspaper for 27 September 1850

Pocklington Cricket Team taken around 1905.
on the back of the card (which is postmarked 10Jun 1905), it says this team played at Melbourne but lost at Birdsall
(sent to Richard Robson from R.

From Phil Gilbank - "It is believed to be Pocklington Liberal Club CC. The Liberal Club (which had a 1st and 2nd XI) was the leading team of the four Pocklington cricket clubs in Pocklington in 1905 - the others being Pocklington Wednesday CC, Pocklington Swifts CC and Pocklington Amateurs CC (in addition to Pocklington Grammar School). The Pocklington Liberal Club's selection for the first game of the season was: J Warters (capt), G Warters, Rev M Holmes, J Whitehead, H Hindwell, R Johnson, H Barker, H Johnson, J Hindwell, F Tinson and H Tinson. Umpire J Joy."

From the 'Hull Packet' newspaper for 15 September 1843
1852 cricket match

The York Herald and General Advertiser - July 24, 1852

Comic Cricket Match in September 1905
Comic Cricket 1
Comic Cricket 2
Comic Cricket 3
Pocklington Cycling Club ended their programme of cycling events and fancy dress competition with a cricket match on Thirsk's Field. The match was between a 'Ladies' team (in drag) of R Spivey, R Todd, E Browne, F Cook, H Lamb, A Greig, R Simpson, G Stevely, CF Milnes and AH Buckle, against a 'Gents' team of C Turner, P Gilson, H Scaife, G Greig, J Whitehead, W Wilson, WS Lamb, WW Browne, W Laister and F Thorpe; umpires J Robson and JH Nelson.

The Pocklington Weekly News newspaper reported that the "Cricket match was witnessed by a huge crowd and produced roars of laughter. It ended in a decisive victory for the Ladies." The was also an association football match that ended 1-1, and 26 decorated cycles went from Market Place to Thirsk's Field in a procession headed by the Pocklington Coronation Band. The event concluded in the evening with a ball in the Victoria Hall. (Text by Phil Gilbank)

(The group photograph above may have been from a follow up event in Sept 1906)