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History

A Chronological History of The Alexandra Park Club

1863 March 10th

HRH Princess Alexandra of Denmark marries Albert Edward Prince of Wales at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor.

1863 July

Alexandra Park opened, the name being chosen as a tribute to the Princess of Wales.

1868 June

Alexandra Park race course opened.

1873 May 24th 

Alexandra Palace opened on Queen Victoria’s birthday only to be reduced by fire to a smouldering ruin sixteen days later on June 9th. 

1875 May 1st 

The second Alexandra Palace opened.

1877 November 24th 

Ernest Albert Cawdron is born. 

1888 May 1st

E.A.Cawdron and J.Lock found the Alexandra Park Cricket Club (APCC).

1898 September 1st

E.A.Cawdron and friends found the Alexandra Park Football Club (APFC). 

1899

APCC elects as President R.D.M.Littler, Esq., QC, CB and adopts for “Colours” Light and Dark Blue.

1900 August

The lands and buildings, known as the Alexandra Park and Palace (APP), acquired by a body corporate of Trustees constituted for the purpose and representing the major purchasers, Middlesex County Council and Hornsey and Wood Green Urban District Councils. (Act of 1900).

1904 

APCC elects as President Walter F. Bradshaw, Esq.

1905 

APCC is a ‘Rambling’ club with practice ground at Park Road, Bowes Park and changes “Colours” to Dark Blue.

1906 May 1st

APCC changes name to Alexandra Park Cricket and Tennis Club, fields a ‘Thursday’ side, and plays its first season on part of the AP Racecourse Ground. 

1912 May 1st 

APCC takes possession of the lease for the entire AP Racecourse Ground.

1913 August

The APP Trustees may let for 21 years any part of the park not exceeding 20 acres for games. (Act of 1913).

1915 

APCC and 23 other cricket clubs found the Club Cricket Conference.

1921 

APCC changes name to Alexandra Park Cricket and Lawn Tennis Club and embarks upon its first Kent Tour.

 1925 September 1st

APFC enters the Southern Amateur League (SAL).

1926 October 1st 

Alexandra Palace Indoor Cricket Club founded.

1929 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain S.W.Brent to succeed E.A.Cawdron, Founder and Middlesex County Councillor.

1930 

APCC changes “Colours” to Light and Dark Blue and Red.

1930 June 7th

Highgate 31 all out vs. Alexandra Park 411 for 4 (L.W.Newman 230 not out).

1930 Saturday August 30th 

Conrad Stephen (Con) Davies (b. 27th June 1907 at Edgbaston, Birmingham) makes debut for Warwickshire vs. Essex at Leyton.

1932 September 17th 

APFC plays its first season on the field below the boating lake in Alexandra Park.

1933 

APCC elects as President E.A.Cawdron, Esq. MCC to succeed W.F.Bradshaw, Esq.

1933 September 1st 

APFC acquires an ‘ex-railway coach’ for its pavilion.

1934 Wednesday September 19th

APCC is visited by Donald Bradman (knighted 1949) following completion of the ‘Ashes’ series.

1936 November 2nd 

The first regular high definition television service in the world inaugurated by the BBC and transmitted from the television station at the south-east corner of the Alexandra Palace.

1938 Friday 28th October

APCC celebrates its ‘Jubilee Year’ with a Dinner and Dance at the Waldorf Hotel with Chairman the APCC President E.A.Cawdron, Esq., CC, JP.

1938 June

APFC fails to be re-elected to the SAL.

1946 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain L.W.Newman to succeed S.W.Brent.

1946 June 4th 

APFC’s ‘ex-railway coach’ pavilion destroyed by fire.

1946 June 6th 

APFC re-elected to the SAL.

1946 October 19th 

APFC officially opens its new pavilion.

1948 

APCC elects E.A.Cawdron and H.R.Greenwood as its first Honorary Life Members.

1949 Wednesday 23rd March

APCC celebrates its ‘Diamond Jubilee’ with a Dinner at the Abercorn Rooms, Gt Eastern Hotel with Chairman the APCC President County Alderman E.A.Cawdron.

1950

APCC elects S.W.Brent as an Honorary Life Member.

1953 

The Club Cricket Conference elects L.W.Newman as President.

1954 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain C.S.Davies, and elects L.W.Newman and T.H.Holt as Honorary Life Members.

1954 April 24th 

APFC become Champions of the SAL Division 1.

1955 

APCC elects W.S.W.Fone and C.E.Marten as Honorary Life Members.

1955 April 23rd 

APFC win the AFA Senior Cup beating Polytechnic 4 - 1 in the Final.

1957 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain J.W.R.Drake, and elects C.S.Davies as an Honorary Life Member.

1958 

APCC elects as President S.W.Brent to succeed E.A.Cawdron, JP.

1959

APCC elects Mrs L.G.May and F.S.Haynes as Honorary Life Members.

1960 

APCC elects K.A.F.Hudson as an Honorary Life Member.

1960 

The Alexandra Park Lawn Tennis Club pavilion destroyed by fire.

1961

The Club Cricket Conference elects C.S.Davies as President.

1961 

APCC elects A.H.Greenwood as an Honorary Life Member.

1962 

APCC elects A.I.Munro as an Honorary Life Member.

1963 May 19th 

APCC celebrates its ‘75th Anniversary Year’ with a match against an Eleven captained by Mr P.I. (Ian) Bedford, MCC and former Middlesex CCC Captain.

1964 

APCC elects as President C.S.Davies to succeed S.W.Brent.

1966 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain D.J.Edge.

1966 

Between March 30th and October 24th there were 13 Race meetings (the most in any season), 6 afternoon meetings when ground closed to APCC members until 6:00pm and 7 evening meetings when ground closed throughout the day.

1966 May 1st 

The functions of the APP Trustees transferred to the Greater London Council (GLC). (Order of 1966)

1967 

APCC elects as President C.E.Marten to succeed C.S.Davies, and elects J.W.R.Drake and J.L.Stewart as Honorary Life Members.

1968 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain D.J.Oakes.

1969 

APCC elects Mrs J.S.Henderson and H.N.Greene as Honorary Life Members.

1969 Friday April 25th 

APFC celebrates its ‘70th Anniversary Year’ with a Dinner & Dance.

1970 Tuesday September 8th 

The last meeting at ‘Ally Pally’ Racecourse as the Jockey Club would not renew the licence.

1971 Saturday July 17th 

Blandford Hall, formerly a ballroom in the Park but latterly used to store paint and varnishes, destroyed by fire.

1971 

The GLC lays a paved road across the Racecourse grass providing vehicles with close access to the Pavilion. Previously, access had been ‘pedestrian only’ across a removable ‘pontoon’ bridge with cars parked on service road.

1972 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain C.R.Munday.

1972 May 1st 

APCC and APFC amalgamate to form The Alexandra Park Club (APC) based at the Racecourse Ground, and elects as President T.W.D.Byford.

1973 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain D.M.Douglas.

1975 

APC elects as President J.W.R.Drake to succeed T.W.D.Byford.

1975 November 11th 

The recently-extended and refurbished Victorian Pavilion destroyed by fire.

1977 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain A. Casbard.

1977 August 21st 

The new APC Pavilion designed by long-time APC member, Ron Scott, officially opened.

1978 

APC elects Miss E.A.Jeffries as an Honorary Life Member.

1979 

APC elects J.K.Heale as an Honorary Life Member.

1979 May 1st 

APCC enters the Middlesex Cricketers League.

1980 January 1st 

The functions of the Greater London Council as APP Trustees transferred to the Council of the London Borough of Haringey. (Agreement of 1979)

1980 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain C.R.Munday.

1980 

APC elects C.C.Hall and A.J.Lennox as Honorary Life Members.

1980 July 18th 

Substantial part of the Alexandra Palace building destroyed or seriously damaged by fire.

1981 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain M.E.Cullen.

1982 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain J.W.Cox.

1982 

APC elects A.W.Eastgate as an Honorary Life Member.

1983 

APC elects Mrs A.I.Munro as an Honorary Life Member.

1984 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain A.J.Drake.

1985 July 16th 

The APP Trustees may let for 22 years any part of park not exceeding 40 acres for games. (Act of 1985)

1988 

APCC celebrates its ‘Centenary Year’ with matches against the MCC, the CCC, and the Middlesex Cricketers League, and a Dinner on Friday September 23rd at the Firs Hall N21 with APCC Chairman C.W.G.Wilson in the chair.

1989 

APC elects C.W.G.Wilson and Mrs J.A.Wilson as Honorary Life Members.

1990 

APC elects P.R.Adams and J.R.Bruscini as Honorary Life Members.

1991 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain T.L.Haydon.

1992 February 9th 

The APC Pavilion, built in 1976/7, destroyed by fire.

1993 

APC elects J.S.Henderson and W.H.Macdonald as Honorary Life Members.

1993 September 5th 

The second new APC Pavilion officially opened.

1994 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain A.K.Ghoshal.

1995 

APC elects as President C.W.G.Wilson to succeed J.W.R.Drake, and elects B.M.Edwards, M.B.Miller and F.W.Withall as Honorary Life Members.

1996 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain A.Chamberlain.

1996 

AP 1st XI win the Middlesex Championship 2nd Division.

1997

AP 1st XI win the Middlesex Championship 1st Division, completing back-to-back league wins.

1998 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain E.Hasan.

1998 

APC elects E.W.C.Grimes, H.Rowley, C.W.Tallamy, and C R Vinnicombe as Honorary Life Members.

1998 Friday October 16th 

APFC celebrates its ‘Centenary Year’ with a Dinner at the Improv Comedy Club, W1 with APFC Chairman B.M.Edwards in the chair.

1999 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain S.Cox.

1999 

APC elects R.W.Scott as an Honorary Life Member.

2000

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain V.Gunawardena.

2001 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain C.Bennett.

2002 

APC elects R.I.Rundle as an Honorary Life Member.

2003 

AP 1st XI win the Middlesex Championship 2nd Division.

2004 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain B.C.Smith.

2005 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain A.Shaw.

2005 

AP 3rd XI win the 1987 League 1st Division.

2006 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain T.Sameem.

2007 

APC elects as President J.R.Bruscini to succeed C.W.G.Wilson.

2008 

APC elects A.J.Drake, N.E.Grimes, and B.S.King as Honorary Life Members.

2009 

APCC elects as 1st XI Captain D. Cordy.

2011 

AP 1st XI win the Middlesex Championship 2nd Division.

2011 

APC elects as President B. S.King to succeed J. R. Bruscini.

2013 

APCC celebrates its '125th Anniversary Year' with games against the MCC, CCC and 1987 League, and with a Dinner at the Alexandra Palace on 6th September with Chairman ANG Wilson in the chair.

2013 

APCC 1st XI win the Middlesex Championship 2nd Division.

2015 

Amlan Ghoshal elected chair of the Cricket Club, Andrew Lovell elected 1st XI and Club Captain.

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