TQ6757 : The Old Cricket Ground, West Malling

near to West Malling, Kent, Great Britain

The Old Cricket Ground, West Malling
The Old Cricket Ground, West Malling
This field is where the first recorded county cricket match in Kent was played. It's likely that the cricket match between All Muggleton and Dingley Dell in Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers was inspired by these matches and indeed the spire of the church in the original illustration of the match closely resembles that of nearby St. Mary.

The image became widely circulated in the mid 1990s on the back of the British 10, which featured Charles Dickens. Interestingly the image used on the banknote was a mirror image of the original.
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2006
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Sunday, 5 March, 2006   (more nearby)
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Monday, 6 March, 2006
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Cricket field   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6783 5786 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.7081N 0:24.3467E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6783 5790
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