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MILESTONES IN THE HISTORY OF CONSETT CRICKET CLUB.

1876
Consett & District C.C. is formed. [The Club developed from the first cricket club [Benfieldside] in the district founded in 1867.]Home matches are played on the site of present Blackhill Park.

1887
Consett becomes a founder member of Durham County Challenge Cup.

1890
Club plays its first home match at Blackfyne.
[Consett 193, Jarrow 16.]

1891 
Winners of Durham County Challenge Cup.

Consett becomes a founder member of Durham County Challenge Cup.Club plays its first home match at Blackfyne. Winners of Durham County Challenge Cup.

1893
Founder member of Durham County Junior League.

1894
Winners of Durham County Junior League Championship [defeating Crook in play-
off].

1896
Consett becomes a founder member of Durham County Premier Leagu


1900
Winners of Durham County Challenge Cup.

1903
Northern section of Premier League [ including Consett] forms Durham Senior League.

1906
Consett joins inaugural North West Durham League [NWD].

1910
Extensions to Blackfyne ground are completed.
Special opening match, Consett XI v Mr. Fairley's XI, held on 16th April.

1911
Durham C.C.C. plays Norfolk C.C.C. at Blackfyne. [First Minor Counties
Championship match played at Blackfyne. The ground was to be the venue on an annual basis for a further 46 Minor Counties' matches until the last, Durham versus Cheshire, in 1979.]

1912
Club 'does the double' of NWD League Championship and NWD 'B' Div. Championship.

1917
Club negotiates a 30 year lease with the new owners of Blackfyne, Consett Iron Company.
[Ground formerly rented from Richard Murray J.P..]

1921
New pavilion is opened at Blackfyne. NWD League Champions.

Club negotiates a 30 year lease with the new owners of Blackfyne, Consett Iron Company. New pavilion is opened at Blackfyne. NWD League Champions.

1923
NWD League Champions.

1924
NWD League Champions.

1927
NWD League Champions.

1928
Consett plays first season in Tyneside Senior Cricket League [TSCL] f
inishing 2nd.

1929
TSCL Champions.
 

1933
TSCL Champions.

1935
TSCL Champions. Consett [333 for 3 dec.] beats Ashington [37 all out] by highest ever winning margin in history of TSCL.

1936
TSCL Champions.

1937
TSCL Champions and winners of the Horner Cup (beating Sacriston).

1946
TSCL Champions.

1947
Club secures yearly tenancy agreement with Consett Iron Company for Blackfyne ground subject to six months notice on either side.

1952
2nd Team TSCL 'B' Div. Champions.

1953
Club 'does the double' of TSCL Championship and TSCL 'B' Div.Championship.

1954
2nd Team TSCL 'B' Div. Champions.

1956
TSCL Champions.

1959
TSCL Champions.

1961
TSCL Champions.

1962
2nd Team TSCL 'B' Div. Champions.

1964
Club 'does the double' of TSCL Champions and TSCL 'B' Div Championship.

1977
Club 'does the double' of TSCL Champions and TSCL Cup Winners.

1978
Club 'does the treble' of TSCL Champions, TSCL Cup Winners and TSCL 'B' Div. Cup Winners.

1981
TSCL Champions.
Following closure of Consett Iron Company [1980], Club begins lease negotiations with new owners of Blackfyne ground, Durham County Council.

1982
Winners of Austin Trophy. [Defeating Bishop Auckland in final to become County Durham 'Champion of Champions'.] TSCL Cup Winners. 2nd Team TSCL 'B' Div. Cup Winners.

1983
TSCL Cup Winners. Licensed bar [built by Club members] is opened by Coun.Don Robson [Chairman, TSCL].

1984
2nd Team TSCL 'B' Div. Cup Winners.

1990
TSCL Cup Winners.

1993
TSCL Cup Winners.

1997
Club 'does the double' of TSCL 'B' Div. Championship and TSCL 'B' Div. Cup Winners.

1998
2nd Team TSCL 'B' Div. Cup Winners. David Jackson [pro.] takes 120 wkts. in the season; TSCL all-time record.

1999
Final season of TSCL. Consett's overall record in TSCL:- Played 1538 Won 786 Drawn 319 Lost 422 Tied 11.

2000
Consett becomes a founder member of Northumberland & Tyneside Senior Cricket League [N&TSCL].

2006
Neil Remmer takes 6 wkts for 12 runs versus Burnopfield. Best analysis of a Consett bowler in N&TSCL history to date. Pavilion is severely damaged by fire on 24th September.

2007
Pavilion is officially reopened by Paul Collingwood [Durham C.C.C. & England] 7th November.

2012

Both 1st & 2nd XI promoted to A1 and B1 of the N&TSCL respectively. 

Acknowledgments.

 

 

Consett C.C. is grateful to the following for their help with the compilation of the 'Milestones':-

Mr. Jack Chapman, Assistant Secretary [Statistics], Northumberland & Tyneside Senior Cricket League for his provision of league and cup statistics and for information regarding the founding of the Club and its early years.

Durham County Council Records Office for the information gleaned from early editions of the 'Consett Chronicle' and 'Durham Advertiser' newspapers stored on microfilm.

Bishop Auckland C.C. for information relating to the Durham County Challenge Cup, Durham County Junior League and Durham County Premier League contained in '125 NOT OUT – BISHOP AUCKLAND CRICKET CLUB HISTORY & RECORDS 1853-1978' written by Brian Hunt.

 

M.D. Rogers, Hon. Secretary, Consett C.C. January 2008