Cricket week ends with an historic win

George Meadow cricket club, Battle. Replay of first ever game at the club 275 years ago.'Battle V Eastbourne: Battle Fielding. 04.08.13.'Pictures by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY'Battle CC
George Meadow cricket club, Battle. Replay of first ever game at the club 275 years ago.'Battle V Eastbourne: Battle Fielding. 04.08.13.'Pictures by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY'Battle CC

BATTLE Cricket Club transported spectators back to a bygone age on Sunday as the club replayed its first ever recorded match to celebrate 275 years of recorded cricket.

The Gentlemen of Battle faced off with the Gentlemen of Eastbourne, re-constituting the first ever recorded game of both clubs in 1738 and one of the earliest in cricket history.

Both teams were dressed in the costumes of the times and observed the laws of cricket as they were back then.

Eastbourne won that very first encounter, but on Sunday Battle readdressed the balance with a convincing win over their opponents.

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