EAST END CRICKET CLUB  -  SUMMER 1887
 
East End FC’s inspirational club captain, was at the heart of this new development at the club. Prior to the summer of 1887’s cricket season, there was a small announcement in the local press, on April 22nd.1887. It proclaimed that ‘Alec H. White and his merry men had formed a cricket club at Newcastle East End’. The article went on to described how White had ‘won the college bat’ at Chester in the past, indicating his prowess on the cricket field. In a brief description of others who would be in the side, the article referred to William Chard as ‘a big hitter’ & Stones as ‘a capital all rounder’. The new clubs new secretary was Alec White of 45 Mowbray Street, Heaton. Finally, it was noted that the clubs home matches would take place on their Heaton football ground. The new cricket club had an active first summer as East End Cricket Club; with the club not having played the sport since changing their name from Stanley. Below is a comprehensive review of their summer season of 1887, detailing all matches currently known to have taken place. The action began on May 14th 1887 with a home match to a local side called Chelsea (named after a street in Newcastle) & seems to have ended in late August. All of East End’s cricket matches that summer were friendly challenge matches & they took part in no competitions. The club also had a Second XI & details of their known matches are also included for completeness.
 
1ST. TEAM
 
MAY 14th.1887, At Home at Heaton v CHELSEA, Won By 5 Runs; 45 To 40.
East End first cricket match was noted in the local press as ‘an exciting game’. Note the opposition line up included East End’s Ed Hiscock & William & Frank Blackett.
For East End, Chard bowled out 3 wickets for 13 runs & Mather took 3 for 7. For Chelsea, Woods took 4 for 6 runs.   
EAST END: W. MUIR (7 Runs), MURPHY (0), W.CHARD (6), F.W.BOMPHREY (9), JOSEPH DALRYMPLE (0), A.H.WHITE (11), J.A.MATHER (0), W.A.COULSON (7), J.P.COOK (3), F.B.ELLIS (3), D.MUNN (0), Extras: 5.
CHELSEA: A.WOODS (0), H.A.TOWNSEND (2), R.BROWN (3), *F.BLACKETT (11), H.LEE (0), T.ROBERTS (6), *E.HISCOCK (2), D.BATEY (4), J.R.S.CROWTHER (0), H.McMALON (2), *W.BLACKETT (1 not out), Extras 9.
 
MAY 28th.1887, At Home v LAY CHURCH, Won by 94 Runs; 113 To 19.
East End gained this large victory thanks to some good bowling from Chard & Varty. The former took 5 wickets for only 6 runs & the later bowled out 4 wickets for 8 runs. Varty also hit a very credible 30 runs in bat. 
EAST END: W.MUIR (19), J.BEAUMONT (0), W.WISHART (1), R.VARTY (30), A.H.WHITE (14), W.CHARD (17), W.A.COULSON (0), C.BARRON (4), J.MATHER (0), WEATHERALL (0), J.DALRYMPLE (0 Not Out), Extras 23.
LAY CHURCH: HALL (0), ERINGTON (7), PEARCE (2), THORNTON (0), C.FORSTER (0), J.FOSTER (1), LEE (3), JACKSON (0), SLATER (0), ANDERSON (2 Not Out), WILSON (1),
Extras 3.
 
JUN.11th.1887, At Home v WALLSEND 2nd XI ‘A’, Lost by 6 Runs; 52 To 58.
East End now faced the second team of a more established local cricket club & just lost out in a close ‘enjoyable match’. Chard took 6 wickets for 27 runs & both Telford & J.Beaumont were noted as having batted well. For Wallsend, Ragg took 6 of their wickets for 13 runs & Mather 3 for 13. Their full line up is not known but they also featured J. Bell, Maxwell & Wilkinson who all took a wicket.    
EAST END: W.ADAMSON (5), J.HENRY (2), J.DALRYMPLE (4), J.MATHER (0), W.CHARD (3), J.BEAUMONT (10), A.H.WHITE (0), G.P.TELFORD (17), W.A.COULSON (0), C.BARRON (0), F.BEAUMONT (0 Not Out), Extras 11.   
WALLSEND: J.BELL (12), J.MAXWELL (0), T.HUNTER (1), R.LAWSON (14), W.DARGAVAL (0), R.BELL (Jun) (0), R.E.RAGG (13), R.BELL (sen) (6), W.F.ANDLAW (0), T.WILKINSON (7), T.LANDRETH (6 not out), Extras 5. 
 
JUN.13th/14th.1887, Away v WALKER, Lost by 31 Runs; 52 To 83.
This next friendly match was again against a more established local club. This time they travelled to nearby Walker. The team at that time included a Dave Nichol who progressed to play cricket locally at county level & he would also briefly turned out later for East End. In this match Nichol bowled out 3 for 4 & caught out White for duck. Others to claim a wicket were Hunt, 3 wickets for 20 & Carr 1 wicket for 4.
East End’s line up included Sam Wood for the first time.   
EAST END: R.VARTY (4), W.ADAMSON (4), Rev. BOMPHREY (0), SAM WOOD (1), J?BEAUMONT (0), W.CHARD (3), A.H.WHITE (0), J.DALRYMPLE (11), G.TELFORD (3), C.BARRON (6 Not Out), J.MATHER (6), Extras 17
WALKER: R.CARR (2), W.HUNT (0), T.WALLACE (14), W.HICKS (12), R.LYONS (16), B.RICHARDSON (21), T.PIKE (0), T.RICHARDSON (0), J.GIBSON (0), DAVE NICHOL (0), J.G.DINNING (5 not out), Extras 13.
 
JUN.21st.1887, At Home v NORTH EASTERN 2nd XI, A Draw ‘greatly’ in favour of East End: 103 To 23 Runs for 9. Varty Bowled well, taking 9 wickets for only 12 runs. Barron not out & Muir batted well for East End. Dan Lord made his first appearance in the side. J.Cherry for North Eastern, bowled out 5 wickets for 13 runs. Other visiting wickets were claimed by Gibson, Bland & Smith.
EAST END: W.ADAMSON (6), W.MUIR (17), A.H.WHITE (11), Rev. BOMPHREY (1), R.VARTY (6), J.DALRYMPLE (0), G.TELFORD (0), C.BARRON (22 Not Out), BUCHANAN (4), WEATHERALL (3), D.LORD (4), Extras 24   
N.EASTERN: DRUMMOND (0), MELVILLE (9), ANDERSON (3), STAFFORD (2), BLAND (4 not out), MOSCROP (0), GIBSON (0), SMITH (0), J.GIBSON (1), CHERRY (20, HEMINGWAY
(0 not out).
 
JUL.2nd.1887, Away v SHANKHOUSE, Lost by 42 Runs; 48 To 90.
For East End, this was there biggest defeat to date, despite Coulson being ‘in good form’ bowling. However, he still took 5 wickets for 31 runs.
EAST END: W.MUIR (6), W.ADAMS(ON?) (8), A.H.WHITE (2), W.CHARD (7), C.BARRON (3), J.DALRYMPLE (0), WARREN (3), SPENCE (7 Not Out), D.MUNN (0), A.MUNN (2), Extras 10.
SHANKHOUSE: W.PIKE (0), S.SYMONS (1), A.SCOTT (19), T.ORD (32), W.ROBERTS (8), W.CORAN (12), J.HORNSBY (0), J.POTTS (5), W.FLETCHER (4 Not Out), H.BROWN (0), E.HAENDY (0), Extras 9.    
 
JUL.9th.1887, Away v GLOUCESTER ‘A’, Lost by 11 Runs, 1 Wicket, 55 To 66 for 10. Coulson claimed another 5 wickets, taking them for 19 runs. Warren also took 3 for 13. Gloucester’s Dobinson bowled 2 for 9, Davison 2 for 8 & Brown 2 for 13. 
EAST END: W.ADAMSON (8), W.MUIR (1), Rev. BOMPHREY (2), J?BEAUMONT (9), A.H.WHITE (0), WARREN (8), BARRON (0), W.A.COULSON (13), G.TELFORD (0), J.DALRYMPLE (8 Not Out), STONES (0), Extras 6.
GLOUCESTER: TAYLOR (9), SMITH (4), CORRIGILL (4), DAVISON (5), DOBINSON (9), BROWN (7), J.LAMBERT (13), DODD (3), TAILFORD (0), HOWDEN (5 Not Out), GRAHAM (0), Extras 2. 
 
JUL.13th.1887, Home at Heaton v WALKER, Won by 10 Runs, 53 To 43.
East End claimed a victory in their return match with Walker. Coulson was again noted as bowling well, taking 8 wickets for only 8 runs, 3 in one over; while Carr bowled well for the losers, taking 4 wickets for 28, while Dave Nichol took 3 for 3.
EAST END: W.MUIR (0), W.ADAMSON (1), J?BEAUMONT (9), C.BARRON (3), A.H.WHITE (8), W.CHARD (11), Rev. BOMPHREY (0), W.A.COULSON (0), BUCHANAN (0), SPENCE (1), DARRELL (0 Not Out), Extras 20.   
WALKER: CARR (5), POAD (0), T.RICHARDSON (0), B.RICHARDSON (0), LYONS (4), WALLACE (9), HUNT (8), DAVE NICHOL (2), HICKS (4), PYNER (2 not out), PATTERSON (0), Extras 9.
 
JUL.16th.1887, Away v WESTWOOD, Won by 13 Runs, 65 To 52.
The local press reported that bowling, Dalrymple got a hat trick, bowling 4 for 11 runs, while J.Walton bowled well for Westwood. Chard took 3 for 20.
EAST END: W.MUIR (7), W.ADAMSON (7), T.MELVIN (8), W.CHARD (19), J?BEAUMONT (8), A.H.WHITE (1), W.A.COULSON (3), C.BARRON (2), J.DALRYMPLE (0), J.P.COOK (1 Not Out), ‘a substitute’ (0), Extras 9.  
WESTWOOD: F.RICHARDSON (18), J.LONSDALE (0), BROWN 92), J.CLARKE (0), HOLDEN (5), J.WALTON (13), BELL (8), WEIR (0), P.QUIGLEY (3), W.SIMPSON (0), D.CLARKE (0 not out), Extras 3.
 
JUL.28th/29th.1887, NORTH DURHAM CC 2nd XI, Lost by 42 Runs, 49 To 91.
Prominent local side North Durham fielded a second eleven which still comfortably defeated East End. Oulton bowled out 5 for 9 & Sharp took 2 for 15. Others who claimed a wicket were Almon, Thompson  & Tyke.
EAST END: W.CHARD (8), T.MELVIN(ILLE?) (2), W.ADAMSON (2), R.VARTY (0), A.H.WHITE (0), W.MUIR (15), C.BARRON (5), J?BEAUMONT (0), J.DALRYMPLE (1), J.MATHER (0), BUCHANAN (0 Not Out), Extras 15.
 
JUL.30th.1887, Away on the Town Moor v CLAVERING. Draw in Favour of Clavering; 90 To 80 for 3.
EAST END: W.MUIR (6), W.ADAMSON (7), SAM WOOD (8), A.H.WHITE (21), C.BARRON (28), J?BEAUMONT (5), W.A.COULSON (7), J.DALRYMPLE (4), J.P.COOK (0), McDONALD (1 Not Out), TOMKINSON (0), Extras 9. For Clavering, Snaith bowled 4 for 20 & Elliot 3 for 7 (1 lbw). 
CLAVERING: ELLIOT (18), GOLDING (0), HERON (9), REED (26 Not Out), ROBERTSON (10 Not Out), Extras 17. (Did Not Bat- DRAKE, WISE, SNAITH, REDSHAW, CLAPPISON, DAVISON.   
 
AUG.6th.1887, Home v SHANKHOUSE, Won by 8 Wickets & 71 Runs;
99 for 3 To 28. Varty 7 Chard batted 7 bowled well for East End. Varty has the distinction of getting the clubs first half century in this match; hitting 59 not out.
He also bowled 4 for 17, with Chard taking 4 wickets for 6 runs.
EAST END: R.VARTY (59 Not Out), W.ADAMSON (6), W.MUIR (5), W.CHARD (20 Not Out), Extras 9. Did Not Bat- A.H.WHITE, W.A.COULSON, Rev. BUMPHREY, WARREN, HECKELS, C.BARRON, J.DALRYMPLE.
SHANKHOUSE: SCOTT (4), ROBERTS 94), LENNOX (2), SIMMONS (9), POTTS (0), PIKE (3), MOORE (0), SCOTT (1), FLETCHER (0), CORAM (0), SIMM (0 not out), Extras 5.
 
AUG.13th.1887, Home v WESTWOOD, Lost by 2 Wickets & 10 Runs;
23 To 33 for 9.Varty bowled out 3 for 5 runs & Coulson took 3 for 21.
EAST END: J?BEAUMONT (3), WARREN (0), SAM WOOD (2), W.MUIR (6), W.A.COULSON (2), Rev. BUMPHREY (0), R.VARTY (0), W.ADAMSON (0), A.H.WHITE (6), J.P.COOK (0), SPENCE (1 Not Out), Extras 3.  
WESTWOOD: T.MILBURN (2), F.RICHARDSON (16), J.CLARK (3), D.CLARK (0), P.QUIGLY (0), J.WALTON (4), W.SIMPSON (1), J.LONSDALE (4), W.WARE (0), T.SIMPSON (0 Not Out), J.LONSDALE (0 Not Out), Extras 3.
 
AUG.20th.1887, Home v ST. LUKES, Lost by 2 Runs; 40 To 42 Runs.
Varty batted well for East End in this narrow defeat, in a well contested game. The match appears to be East End’s last one of the summer. Varty bowled 3 wickets for 15 runs & Chard got 5 for 7.
EAST END: R.VARTY (15), W.ADAMSON (5), R.WARREN (0), W.CHARD (7), A.H.WHITE (5), C.BARRON (0), J.P.COOK (0), SPENCE (0), F.WARREN (0), WILSON (2), A.MUNN (2 Not Out), Extras 5.
ST. LUKES: T.MORDUE (4), J.STEPHENSON (1), W.ROBINSON (0), T.KIRTON (11), D.DOUGHERTY (0), J.DAVIDSON (2), W.HARDACKER (10), J.ROBINSON (5), M.CUTTING (0), A.KIRTON (1), *T.BLACKETT (0 Not Out), Extras 8.
 
Rounding off the summer season tally of the 14 known cricket matches played by East End Cricket Club; they won 5, lost 7 & drew 2. The most runs in single match were gained by R. Varty who hit 59 not out. He also gained the most runs overall that summer.
 
From the data available; the following player stats for the 1st XI have been compiled:
 
Name                                    Known Matches        Known Runs
ADAMSON, W.                       12                              59
BARRON, C.                           12                              73
BEAUMONT, J.W.                 2                                10
BEAUMONT, F.                      1                                0
BEAUMONT (no initial)         7                                34
BUCHANAN                            3                                4
CHARD, WILLIAM               9                                96
COOK, JOHN P.                     5                                4
COULSON, WILLIAM A.     9                                32
DALRYMPLE, JOSEPH        11                              28
DARRELL, J.                           1                                0
ELLIS, F.B.                              1                                 3
HECKELS                                1                                 0
HENRY, JAMES                     1                                 2
LORD, DAN                             1                                 4
MATHER, J.A.                         5                                 6
MELVIN, T.                              2                                 10
MUIR, WILLIAM                   11                                89
MUNN, A.                                 2                                  4
MUNN, D.                                 2                                  0
MURPHY                                  1                                  0
McDONALD                             1                                  1
BOMPHREY, Rev. FRED W.  7                                 12
SPENCE, W.                             4                                   8
STONES, S.                               1                                   0
TELFORD, G.P.                       4                                   20
TOMKINSON                          1                                   0
VARTY, R.                               7                                   114
WARREN, F.                           1                                    0
WARREN, R.                          5                                   11
WEATHERALL, J.                2                                   3
WHITE, ALEC H.                  14                                 79
WILSON, F?                           1                                   2          
WISHART, WILLIAM         1                                   1
WOOD, SAM                          3                                   19
(Also 1 Appearance by an un named Substitute, 0 runs).
R. Varty & J. Darrell turned out for North Eastern CC. G.P.Telford also turned out for St. Silas FC. Melvin, Lord & Henry all played football for both Heaton & East End during their careers. W.Spence was Cheviot footballer who went to play for East End.
 
2ND. TEAM
 
The 2nd Team are known to have played 6 matches that summer, but sadly they lost them all. The second team also played their home matches at the Heaton Junction ground. Details of those games now follows;
 
JUN.11th.1887, Away v WALLSEND 2nd ‘B’, Lost by 9 Runs; 31 To 40.
For Wallsend, White bowled 5 wickets for 12 runs. Hebden & Watson also bowled out wickets.
EAST END: D.MUNN (4), J.DARRELL (0), R.PRATT (0), J.WEATHERALL (6), J.P.COOK (0), T.J.TURNER (0), SPENCE (8), T.WHITSON (5), A.MUNN (0), A.McBAY (6 Not Out), R.HARRISON (SUB) (0), Extras 2.  
 
JUN.25th.1887, Home v CHELSEA, Lost by 45 Runs; 21 To 66.
For East End, Wilson took 4 wickets for 20 runs & Pratt took 5 for 26.
EAST END: W.ADAMSON (1), R.PRATT (0), C.BARRON (0), J.P.COOK (11 Not Out), D.LORD (1), D.MUNN (0), F.WILSON (2), W.SPENCE (4), J.TAYLOR (0), T.SIDDLE (0), R.WARREN (0), Extras 2.
CHELSEA: A.WOODS (3), J.R.SCROWTHER (16), J.HENNY (0), G.RAMAGE (4), D.BATEY (12), T.STEWART (1), R.BROWN (2), W.MOORE (0), R.McBREARTY (8), N.A.TOWNSEND (9), T.RAINCOCK (0 Not Out), Extras 11.
 
JUL.2nd.1887, Away v WALKER 2nd XI, Lost by 50 Runs; 22 To 72.
For the winners, C. Fraser took 7 wickets for only 6 runs. R. Patterson hit 29 runs for Walker.
 
JUL.16th.1887, Home v WALLSEND 2nd XI ‘B’, Lost by 58 Runs; 21 To 79.
Both George English & A. McBay played well for Wallsend. For the winners, Watson took 4 wickets for 11 runs. Others bowling out for Wallsend, were Dargavel & White.  
EAST END: BUCHANAN (0), J.MATHER (1), W.SPENCE (3), R.PRATT (2), TURNER (2), F.ELLIS (0), G.TELFORD (3),  A.MUNN (2), D.MUNN (3), TAYLOR (2), DENHAM (0 Not Out), Extras 3.
 
JUL.18/19th.1887, Home v HEATON FARM, Lost by 22 Runs; 10 To 32 for 2.
Home Farm’s J. Anderson took 7 wickets for 3 runs.
EAST END: W.DENHAM (0), F.WARREN (1), F.WILSON (0), G.TELFORD (1), J.P.COOK (3), H.SPENCE (0), BUCHANAN (2), MATHER (0), D.LORD (0), D.MUNN (0), CATTON (0 not out), Extras 3.
HEATON FARM: A.MUNN (0), M.ANDERSON (14), R.COOK (1 not out), J.ANDERSON (3 not out), Extras 5. (R.EDGAR, W.COOK, W.EDGAR, G.EDGAR, J.CAMPBELL, M.WHITE & W.ANDERSON- Did Not Bat). 
 
JUL.30th.1887, Home v GATESHEAD FELL 2nd XI, Lost by 7 wickets & 72 Runs; 32 To 104 for 4. Gateshead Fell’s Howard bowled 5 for 7 runs. Mare, Caldwell & Oliver also took wickets.
EAST END: F.BOMPHREY (1), DENHAM (3), WARREN (1), F.ELLIS (3), A.MUNN (5), W.SPENCE (3), D.MUNN (1), CHARLES GRAY (0), TURNER (5), H.DENHAM (0 Not Out), A.MUIR (0), Extras 10.
GATESHEAD FELL: S.OLIVER (0), W.COATES (18), J.G.LAIDLER (53 Not out), A.HOWARD (5), F.THOMPSON (19 Not Out), Extras 9. (Did Not Bat:- G.G.BARRASS, J.COTRELL, W.COPELAND, W.MOORE, W.PEACOCK, W.CALDWELL).  
 
2nd Team Player Stats:
 
Name                                           Known Matches        Known Runs
ADAMSON, W.                         1                                1
BARRON, C.                             1                                0
BUCHANAN                             2                                2
CATTON                                   1                                0
COOK, J.P.                               3                                14
DARREL, J.                              1                                0
DENHAM, W.                          1+2                             3
DENHAM, H.                            1                                0
ELLIS, F.                                   2                                3
GRAY, CHARLES                   1                                0
HARRISON, R.                        1                                0
LORD, D.                                  2                                1
MATHER, J.A.                         2                                1
MUIR, ANDREW                     1                               0
MUNN, A.                                  3                               7
MUNN, D.                                  5                               8
McBAY, A.                                 1                               6
PRATT, R.                                  3                               4
BOMPHREY, Rev. FRED W.   1                               1                               
SIDDLE, T.                                  1                               0
SPENCE, H.                                 1                               0
SPENCE, W.                                4                              18    
TAYLOR, J.                                2                               2
TELFORD, G.                             2                               4
TURNER, T.J.                             3                               7
WARREN, F.                               1                               1
WARREN, R.                              2                               1
WEATHERALL, J.                    1                                6
WHITSON, T.                             1                                5
WILSON, F.                                2                                2
 
(Of all the above William Chard, Dan Lord, James Henry, Charles Gray, William Muir & Andrew Muir had progressed to play for East End FC’s first team, with J.P. Cook, William Coulson  & J.A. Mather being ex 1st team players)
  
Known Census Information relating to 1st & 2nd Team Cricketers.;
 
BEAUMONT, FREDERICK W
1881 Census: (Aged 9) Born Approx: 1872, Hull. Scholar. 29 Harvey Street, Byker
(Younger Brother of Albert E. Aged-11)
 
BOMPHREY, FREDERICK WILLIAM (Reverend).
1881 Census (Aged 23) Born Approx: 1858, Liverpool. Student of Theology: At Aidan’s College, Forest Road, Claughton with Grange, Birkenhead, Cheshire.
 
DENHAM, HENRY
1881 Census (Aged 8) Born Approx: 1873, Durham City. Scholar. 22 Denmark Street, Byker
(Son of Robert & Jane)
 
DENHAM, WILLIAM
1881 Census (Aged 11) Born Approx: 1870, Durham City. Scholar. 22 Denmark Street, Byker.
(Son of Robert & Jane).
 
WISHART, WILLIAM
18812 Census: Either / Or
(Aged 14) Born Approx: 1867 Scotland, Scholar. 101 Molinieux Street, Byker
(son of Robert & Mary)
(Aged 17) Born Approx: 1864. Boiler Maker. 149 Norfolk Road, Byker (Son of John & Elizabeth)




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