Collingham & Linton Cricket Club - Cricket

Cast your mind back to 1888 when this cricket club was formed, according to the honours board. Having said that, although there seems to be no documentary proof available today, it has been suggested that Collingham played 20 years earlier in the 1860′s.

Whatever the truth, the first captain in the 1888 season was a J. Wardman. AS he led the team out, Queen Victoria had been on the throne just over 50 years, the British Empire and the Royal Navy ruled the world, Lord Salisbury was Prime Minister, W.G. Grace, the gameís first great celebrity and Victorian Englandís most famous sportsman, skippered England, and other distinguished personality who had so much influence in these parts, Lord Hawke, captained Yorkshire.

Since then, Collinghamís status has developed and grown into what it is today; a successful club which last won the Airedale & Wharfedale League only three seasons ago in 2007 and is particularly proud of encouraging dozens of young cricketers, weekly using its excellent facilities.

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