Eastbourne Memories - A Victorian Perspective

An Account of, notable events, Persons and town history - online book

Home | Order | Support | About | Contact | Search



Share page  



Previous Contents Next


146                 Old Memories of East-Bourne. [Chap. XII.
great apostle of the new style was, I think, Jackson, a Nottinghamshire man, and his bowling was looked upon with much disfavour as being throwing rather than bowling, as the latter word was understood. It was certainly very fast, as I can testify from having acted as long stop for him on one occasion of practice at the Brunswick Ground.
It was at Brighton, too, that I acquired my taste for horse-racing and the Turf. The second master of the " Chichester House School" took all the boys to the Brighton Races in August 1853 ; when he got home there were " Wigs on the Green," as Dr. Cary did not approve of races. I shall have something else to say about races further on.
To return to cricket. From 1857 onwards till 1866, especially, I had a good deal of cricket at East-Bourne. In the first-named year, in conjunction with my old friend R. D. Pierpoint, I got up several matches, "Visitors v. Mr. Bown's School." I have preserved some of the scores, which were published in the Eastbourne Gazette and in the Lewes Times and Eastbourne Chronicle.
Here is one of them, quoted from the Gazette of September 5, 1859 :
"CRICKET.The Visitors v. Mr. Bown's School. This Return Match was played on Saturday, August 27, on the cricket ground in front of Cornfield
Terrace.
******
The above match terminating early, the remainder of the afternoon was spent in playing the following between two sides, chosen on the ground. Mr. Chambers showed some excellent play in the field."
Mr. Chambers' Side
Mr. Salmon's Side.
J. Girdlestone, 1 b w......
2
F. Salmon, c Chambers
... 5
Earl Aboyne, c Holland ...
0
S. Smyth, b Chambers
2
G. Chambers, c Smith
0
Thompson, b Chambers
■ 14
Pascoe, b Thompson
.. 3
W. Betts, c Duke ......
.. 22
Roberts, b Thompson
3
Rawes, b Chambers......
0
M. Jeyes, b Thompson
7
Martin, b Chambers......
.. Io
Viscount Newry (absent) ...
0
C. Holland, tchd. ball
2
D. Pierpoint, c Holland
2
C. Smith, c Chambers
0
Carcassy, b Martin......
I
Lintott, not out ......
8
Martin, st Thompson
2
H. Smith, b Chambers
2
J. Duke, not out ......
0
W. Webbe, c Chambers
0
Byes, &c..........
.. 13
Byes, &c..........
3
Total
33
Total
68
The Earl of Aboyne in the above eleven is the present Marquis of Huntley. The present Earl of
Previous Contents Next