Street cricket (1953)

Image dated 1940

 HOME  ARTICLE  MAP  FULLSCREEN  STREETS  RECENT  BLOG  HELP  CONTACT 
Click here to log in on Facebook Advanced
MAPPING YEAR:1750180018301860190019302017Fullscreen map
Photo taken in a southwesterly direction · Vauxhall · SE11 · Contributed by The Underground Map
October
6
2017
Street cricket in Montford Place near the Oval 1953

   Contemporary view of the area - viewing direction is appoximate

Street cricket has been played across London since the rules of the game were formulated.

Montford Place is a street near to the Oval cricket ground in Kennington and children in the area have long been fonder of the game than in other areas of London. This photo was taken in 1953.

In street cricket, there is no real rule book. Tennis balls are often used because it is lighter. A dustbin, empty crates, broom sticks or canes serve as stumps at the batsman's end while a piece of brick or a pipe serves as the stumps at the bowler's end. When they are no stumps, the players assume the stumps to be at an imaginary height (usually above the waist level of the batsman). This leads to many arguments as to whether the ball would have hit the stumps or not had the stumps been there for real.

The size of the road or traffic does not hinder the progress of a game; children often wait for the traffic to clear before playing consecutive deliveries.

A very important rule that is almost always used in street cricket is one pitch catch or pitch catch. This rule declares the batsman as out if a fielder catches the ball after it has pitched once after the batsman hits it. One pitch could mean bouncing off the ground/wall/tree etc. This rule typically puts the batsman at tremendous disadvantage/pressure. So, many times this rule is tweaked to one pitch one hand. This means that the fielder has to use only one hand in catching a ball after it has bounced once; if the fielder uses both hands to catch a ball after it has pitched once, then the batsman is declared not out. In London, this rule is often known as one hand, one bounce.

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Licence



Street cricket (1953) news feed:
Add your own contribution to Street cricket (1953).
Ensure that contributions are kept civilised and are not abusive.
We store your comment's IP address and reserve the right to apply bans where community standards are violated.
Please enter your name:
Enter the information you wish to add to Street cricket (1953):
Please prove that you are a human by typing the text that you see in the picture below.
CAPTCHA Image
Refresh Image
You can completely dispense with this CAPTCHA palava by logging onto our Facebook app.
Contribution type:
 

If you authorise our The Undeground Map Facebook app by clicking the Facebook logo at the top right of the screen, you can add stories, photos and more to this location.
Note that the Undeground Map Facebook app does not post to Facebook on your behalf.
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 18 Nov 2017 21:20 GMT   
Expires: 2 Dec 2017 21:20 GMT   
IP:
2:1:3257
Post by LDNnews: Stockwell
Manchester United vs Newcastle LIVE score: Premier League 2017-18 goal updates and line-ups at Old Trafford
Mourinho's Red Devils host Benitez's Magpies

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/manchester-united-vs-newcastle-live-score-premier-league-2017-goal-updates-lineups-old-trafford-a3694241.html
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 17 Nov 2017 22:00 GMT   
Expires: 1 Dec 2017 22:00 GMT   
IP:
2:2:3257
Post by LDNnews: Stockwell
Ian Wright: I was bullied as a kid and at Crystal Palace... it's not banter
EXCLUSIVE

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/ian-wright-i-was-bullied-as-a-kid-and-at-crystal-palace-its-not-banter-a3694131.html
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 16 Nov 2017 21:00 GMT   
Expires: 30 Nov 2017 21:00 GMT   
IP:
2:3:3257
Post by LDNnews: Stockwell
Victor Moses: Chelsea squad are 'like brothers' and critics make us stronger
Victor Moses: Chelsea squad are 'like brothers' and critics make us stronger

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/victor-moses-chelsea-squad-are-like-brothers-and-critics-make-us-stronger-a3693071.html
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 16 Nov 2017 21:00 GMT   
Expires: 30 Nov 2017 21:00 GMT   
IP:
2:4:3257
Post by LDNnews: Southwark
Arsenal vs Tottenham: Premier League prediction, team news, line-ups, start time, live, TV, head to head, odds
North London derby rivals face off

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/arsenal-vs-tottenham-premier-league-prediction-team-news-lineups-start-time-live-tv-head-to-head-a3693081.html
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 15 Nov 2017 23:20 GMT   
Expires: 29 Nov 2017 23:20 GMT   
IP:
2:5:3257
Post by LDNnews: Elephant and Castle
Boris Johnson: We'll 'leave no stone unturned' to bring home jailed mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Boris Johnson today vowed to "leave no stone unturned" in the fight to bring home jailed mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/boris-johnson-well-leave-no-stone-unturned-to-bring-home-jailed-mother-nazanin-zaghariratcliffe-a3691556.html
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 15 Nov 2017 19:20 GMT   
Expires: 29 Nov 2017 19:20 GMT   
IP:
2:6:3257
Post by LDNnews: Stockwell
Sergio Aguero will be assessed by Manchester City's medical team after suffering 'dizzy spell' with Argentina
Sergio Aguero is set for a medical check-up at Manchester City after being taking unwell at half-time in Argentina's friendly against Nigeria.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/sergio-aguero-will-be-assessed-by-manchester-city-s-medical-team-after-suffering-dizzy-spell-with-a3691351.html
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 15 Nov 2017 09:20 GMT   
Expires: 29 Nov 2017 09:20 GMT   
IP:
2:7:3257
Post by LDNnews: Southwark
Unearthing Elephant: shopping centre film wins award
A documentary that takes an affectionate look at the much-maligned Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre has won an award.

http://feeds.london-se1.co.uk/~r/se1-news/~3/drf8Y02G6aY/9451
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 14 Nov 2017 23:00 GMT   
Expires: 28 Nov 2017 23:00 GMT   
IP:
2:8:3257
Post by LDNnews: Elephant and Castle
Theresa May faces backlash after Tory MPs 'accused of trying to block Brexit in private meeting'
Theresa May faced growing anger from Tory MPs today after the new Chief Whip appeared to accuse senior backbenchers of trying to block Brexit.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/theresa-may-faces-backlash-after-tory-mps-accused-of-trying-to-block-brexit-in-private-meeting-a3690731.html
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 14 Nov 2017 19:00 GMT   
Expires: 28 Nov 2017 19:00 GMT   
IP:
2:9:3257
Post by LDNnews: Stockwell
Arsene Wenger plans move into international management when he leaves Arsenal
Arsene Wenger has hinted he could move into international management once he finishes his career at Arsenal.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/arsene-wenger-plans-move-into-international-management-when-he-leaves-arsenal-a3690526.html
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 13 Nov 2017 22:20 GMT   
Expires: 27 Nov 2017 22:20 GMT   
IP:
2:10:3257
Post by LDNnews: Stockwell
Liam Miller: Manchester United and Celtic express support as former midfielder battles cancer
Players and teams from across the world of football have expressed support for Liam Miller amid reports that the 36-year-old former Celtic and Manchester United midfielder is battling pancreatic cancer.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/liam-miller-manchester-united-and-celtic-express-support-as-former-midfielder-battles-cancer-a3689651.html
LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 11 Nov 2017 23:00 GMT   
Expires: 25 Nov 2017 23:00 GMT   
IP:
2:11:3257
Post by LDNnews: Stockwell
Thomas Meunier reveals PSG rejected Chelsea's transfer deadline day offer
Thomas Meunier has confirmed Paris Saint-Germain rejected a deadline-day transfer offer from Chelsea for his services.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/thomas-meunier-reveals-psg-rejected-chelsea-transfer-deadline-day-offer-a3688521.html
VIEW THE VAUXHALL AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1750 map does not display.

VIEW THE VAUXHALL AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1800 map does not display.

VIEW THE VAUXHALL AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1830 map does not display.

VIEW THE VAUXHALL AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1860 map does not display.

VIEW THE VAUXHALL AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

 
 Upload an image
You can add an image to this location if you are logged into our Facebook app.
 Add new information to this location
You can add text to this location if you are logged into our Facebook app.
 
 Log on via Facebook
You can use a Facebook id to add material to this website.

Oval

Oval tube station in Kennington is named after The Oval Cricket Ground, which it serves.

The station opened on 18 December 1890 as part of the City & South London Railway. It opened as Kennington Oval, and was designed by Thomas Phillips Figgis with elements of early Arts and Crafts and neo-classical detailing. The structure was made distinctive by a lead-covered dome with cupola lantern and weathervane which housed some of the lift equipment; the main part of the building was of red brick. The station building was rebuilt in the early 1920s when the line was modernised and was refurbished during late 2007/early 2008 at street level with a modern tiling scheme inside and out, giving the station a more modern look. Reflecting its proximity to the cricket ground, the internal decorative tiling features large images of cricketers in various stances.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Archbishop Tenison’s School:   Archbishop Tenison’s School moved to The Oval in 1928
Battersea Power Station:   Battersea Power Station is a future Underground station on the Northern Line.
City Racing:   City Racing was an artist-run space in Kennington, South London which was active between 1988 and 1998.
Eaves Housing for Women:   Eaves Housing for Women (Eaves) was a charitable company based in London.
Horns Tavern:   The first mention of the Green Man and Horns tavern near Kennington Common was in 1725.
Kennington Park:   Kennington Park is a public park in Kennington, south London.
Oval:   Oval tube station in Kennington is named after The Oval Cricket Ground, which it serves.
Ovalhouse:   Ovalhouse, formerly called Oval House Theatre, is an Off-West End theatre.
Vauxhall:   Vauxhall is an inner city area of Central London in the London Borough of Lambeth.
Vauxhall Gardens:   Vauxhall Gardens was a pleasure garden, one of the leading venues for public entertainment from the mid 17th century to the mid 19th century.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Chartist meeting, Kennington Common (1848):   On 10 April 1848, William Kilburn took daguerrotypes of the Great Chartist Meeting on Kennington Common – taken from the top of The Horns tavern were the first ever photos of a crowd scene.
Vauxhall Station early 1900s.:   Vauxhall at the turn of the twentieth century.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
(formerly Lucas Road), SE5 · Albert Embankment, SE1 · Albert Embankment, SE11 · Albert Embankment, SW8 · Albert Embarkment, SE1 · Albert Enbankment, SE1 · Andrew Place, SW8 · Ascalon Street, SW8 · Ashmole Place, SW8 · Ashmole Street, SW8 · Auckland Street, SE11 · Aveline Street, SE11 · Battersea Park Road, SW8 · Belmore Street, SW8 · Black Prince Road, SE11 · Blore Close, SW8 · Bowden Street, SE11 · Bowling Green Street, SE11 · Bradmead, SW8 · Bramley Crescent, SW8 · Bridgefoot, SW8 · Brixton Road, SE11 · Brooklands Passage, SW8 · Brooks Court, SW8 · Camberwell New Road, SE11 · Cardigan Street, SE11 · Carey Gardens, SW8 · Chester Way, SE11 · Christchurch Vicarage, SW8 · Citadel Place, SE11 · Claylands Place, SW8 · Claylands Road, SW8 · Clayton Street, SE11 · Cleaver Square, SE11 · Cleaver Street, SE11 · Clyston Street, SW8 · Condell Road, SW8 · Corunna Road, SW8 · Cottingham Road, SW8 · Courtenay Square, SE11 · Courtenay Street, SE11 · Cowthorpe Road, SW8 · Crimsworth Road, SW8 · Cringle Street, SW1V · Cringle Street, SW8 · Deeley Road, SW8 · Denny Crescent, SE11 · Denny Cresent, SE11 · Dolland House, SE11 · Durham Street, SE11 · Elm Lane, SW8 · Farnham Royal, SE11 · Fellmongers Path, SE1 · Flower Market, SW8 · Fount Street, SW8 · Fruit And Vegetable Market, SW8 · Fruit Vegetable Market, SW8 · Glasshouse Walk, SE11 · Glyn Street, SE11 · Goding Street, SE11 · Goldsboro Road, SW8 · Goldsborough House Springfield Estate, SW8 · Graphite Square, SE11 · Hanover Gardens, SE11 · Hanover Gardens, SW8 · Harleyford Road, SE11 · Harleyford Road, SW8 · Harleyford Street, SE11 · Havelock Terrace Arches, SW8 · Havelock Terrace, SW8 · Hemans Street, SW8 · Hookham Court, SW8 · Hotspur Street, SE11 · Imex Business Centre, SW8 · Imex Centre, SW8 · Kennington Lane, SE11 · Kennington Lane, SW8 · Kennington Oval, SE11 · Kennington Oval, SW8 · Kennington Park Road, SE11 · Kennington Park, SE5 · Kennington Road, SE11 · Kennington Road, SW95 · Kirtling Street, SW8 · Knight’s Walk, SE11 · Laud Street, SE11 · Linford Street, SW8 · Lockington Road, SW8 · Lohmann House, SE11 · Loughborough Street, SE11 · Magee Street, SE11 · Market Towers, SW8 · Methley Street, SE11 · Milverton Street, SE11 · Montford Place, SE11 · New Covent Gard, SW8 · New Covent Garden Centre, SW8 · New Covent Garden Mar, SW8 · New Covent Garden Mark, SW8 · New Covent Garden Market, SW8 · New Covent Garden, SW8 · Newburn Street, SE11 · Nine Elms Lane, SW8 · Orsett Street, SE11 · Oval Way, SE11 · Pagden Street, SW8 · Palmerston Way, SW8 · Pascal Street, SW8 · Patmore Street, SW8 · Pegasus Place, SE11 · Ponton Road, SW8 · Prima Road, SW9 · Radcot Street, SE11 · Ravensdon Street, SE11 · Riverside Walk, SW8 · Rudolf Place, SW8 · Sancroft Street, SE11 · Savona Street, SW8 · Sedley House, SE11 · Silk Mews, SE11 · Sleaford Industrial Estate, SW8 · Sleaford Street, SW8 · Southville, SW8 · St George Wharf, SW8 · St Oswalds Place, SE11 · St. Georges Close, SW8 · Stannary Street, SE11 · Stewart Court, SW8 · Stewarts Road, SW8 · Studios, N1 · Tent City, NW10 · Thames Path, SW8 · The Fosters Oval, SE11 · The Pavilion, SW8 · Thessaly Road, SW8 · Thorparch Road, SW8 · Tinworth Street, SE11 · Tun Yard, SW8 · Tyers Street, SE11 · Tyers Terrace, SE11 · Vauxhall Cross, SW8 · Vauxhall Street, SE11 · Wadhurst Road, SW8 · White Hart Street, SE11 · Wickham Street, SE11 · Windmill Row, SE11 · Worgan Street, SE11 · Wynyard Terrace, SE11 ·


USING THIS MATERIAL IN OTHER ARTICLES

Print-friendly version of this page

Links

Kennington
Facebook Page
Vauxhall
Facebook Page
Oval
Facebook Page
Ideal Homes
A history of South East London's suburbs
Hidden London
Histor­ically inclined look at the capital’s obscure attractions
Edith’s Streets
A wander through London, street by street
Londonist
All-encompassing website
British History Online
Digital library of key printed primary and secondary sources.
Time Out
Listings magazine

Maps


Central London, south east (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, south east.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured.
Chapman and Hall, London

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1836) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Insets: A view of the Tower from London Bridge -- A view of London from Copenhagen Fields. Includes views of facades of 25 structures "A comparison of the principal buildings of London."
Chapman and Hall, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
London Transport

The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
London Transport

Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
1 


COPYRIGHT TERMS:
Unless a source is explicitedly stated, text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Articles may be a remixes of various Wikipedia articles plus work by the website authors - original Wikipedia source can generally be accessed under the same name as the main title. This does not affect its Creative Commons attribution.

Maps upon this website are in the public domain because they are mechanical scans of public domain originals, or – from the available evidence – are so similar to such a scan or photocopy that no copyright protection can be expected to arise. The originals themselves are in public domain for the following reason:
Public domain Maps used are in the public domain in the United States, and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or less.
This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighbouring rights.

This tag is designed for use where there may be a need to assert that any enhancements (eg brightness, contrast, colour-matching, sharpening) are in themselves insufficiently creative to generate a new copyright. It can be used where it is unknown whether any enhancements have been made, as well as when the enhancements are clear but insufficient. For usage, see Commons:When to use the PD-scan tag.