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Nostalgia: Cricket club display will bowl visitors over

Photos, trophies and other memorabilia are on display to mark the history of Fleet Cricket Club

A Fleet Cricket Club team pictured in about 1933.

The history of one of Fleet's oldest sports clubs has gone on display in the town library and hopes to knock visitors for six.

Running until the end of July in the first floor heritage zone of the building in Fleet Road is an exhibition documenting Fleet Cricket Club's past.

The display features historical documents, trophies, the club’s charitable work and the activities of the Colts - its thriving youth teams.

Among the exhibits is an unusual cricket ball trophy commemorating a game in 1971 when Fleet played Farnham, plus a picture of Lord Tennyson, captain of Hampshire and England, with Herbert Pool, Dr Frere, A Hilder and T Arnett, opening the new gates presented by Mr Buckingham to the club in 1928.


Fleet Cricket Club was founded in 1893 and has held regular fixtures ever since.

It still thrives today with three Saturday sides, a Sunday team, friendly team and a range of youth teams.


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