Accrington - Enfield Cricket Club

Dill Hall Lane : BB5 4DQ
Enfield Cricket Club sits on Dill Hall Lane on the border between Clayton-le-Moors and Accrington, in East Lancashire. The cricket club played their first match at Dill lane in 1860.

The Wheel World magazine reported that in a track meeting at Enfield Cricket Club in 1882, Tom Ward a crack Manchester rider from Sale "ran second in the mile handicap, and first in the two miles, and a fortnight later a sudden accession of form pulled him through both the handicaps at Wigan from the scratch mark, and secured him a couple of seconds at Beeston, whilst in the same week, two more prizes were carried off at the meeting of the Burnley Cricket Club."

The Herbert Synyer records show a track event at the Enfield Cricket Club Sports meeting on June 16th 1888, Synyer records results for the 1 mile handicap, 4 laps and 2 miles handicap. He notes that it was a grass track and also records the same event one year later on 1st June 1889.

Interestingly, the 1894 map describes the cricket ground as Henfield rather than Enfield


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