Hampstead Nomads CC 1903 November
Hampstead Nomads Cricket Club was formed at a meeting held at Peterborough Lodge 143 Finchley Road London on Saturday November 14th 9.15pm. A constitution was drawn up and agreed. The colours were to be green and silver(changed to the current colours in 1910).
The entrance fee to be five shillings,5/-, and the annual subscription one guinea,21/-
For the first season the following appointments were made-
Captain Mr Albert Rose
Vice Captain Mr JJ Williams
Hon Treasurer Mr Stanley Greaves
In addition to these officers of the club the committee should contain also two members Mr Alfred Sonnenthal and Mr JAC Osborne.
Middlesex CCC won the County Championship. Northamptonshire won the Minor Counties Championship. The Philadelphians toured The British Isles playing most of the counties and Scotland in first class matches. In the Winter of 1903-4 Plum Warner lead England to a 3-2 Ashes win over Australia and Reginald 'Tip' Foster hit 287 at the SCG Sydney against Australia the highest test score at the SCG until Michael Clarke's 329* in January 2012.
1903 was one of the wettest summers recorded, at least as far as cricket was concerned. So a late Autumn foundation worked out sensibly. 1904 was much better.
First Page Of Original Minutes Book
Some information about Peterborough Lodge School 143 Finchley Road now Downsend School Leatherhead.There are references in the original AGM Minutes book to Mr A H Lindford whose family owned the school until 2002. Mr Linford's permission was asked for club members to practice on the Finchley Road Field. Wikipedia
Some further history from the Downsend Preparatory School Website
143 Finchley Road does not exist today although 141 does SPUD and 145 does a closed branch of Lloyds Bank. Have a look.