Cricket Memorial Stone

Locally listed by Merton Council, who say:

The memorial stone is located in the south western corner of the Cricket Green, to the east of London Rd.

The memorial stone is made of portland stone, measuring approximately 900 mm x 900 mm x 1.1 metres (height). It is roughly cut, and contains 4 smooth surfaced panels.

It commemorates “the birthplace of the noble game of cricket which has been played here since the early 18th century”. On one side of the stone there is a carved coat of arms of the Borough of Mitcham, on another the names of notable cricketers who played here are recorded, on a third is recorded the name of Tom Ruff (Mayor of Mitcham and cricket lover) 1897- 1962.

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Photo taken July 2016

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“To commemorate Tom Ruff A man of Mitcham 1897 – 1962 Mayor of Mitcham 1961 – 1962 and cricketer”

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Oustanding Mitcham Cricketers

Outstanding Mitcham Cricketers

J. BOWYER T. KNIGHT
D. HAYWARD A. COLE
C.H. HOARE L. COLE
T. SHERMAN L. HENNEN
J. SOUTHERTON E. IDE
T. SEWELL, JNR R.S. CULMER
T. HUMPHREY J. MIELL
R. HUMPHREY F. SMITH
W. W. THOMPSON B. PARKER
T. P. HARVEY P.D. BATTY
T. RICHARDSON C. MORGAN
F. HOLLAND B. WARD
H. STRUDWICK E. SWABY
E. BALE R. HARFORD
A. SANDHAM D.A. MARRIOTT
B. BULLOCK P. JOHNSON
A. STAGG D. M. SMITH