Elsworth Sports Club

Last updated: 09/08/2018

This page contains links to pictures of  Elsworth cricket and football teams.  Click on the thumbnail to view the full size picture with team names and the location where the picture was taken if known.

Elsworth Cricket Teams

The earliest record of cricket being played in Elsworth is given as 1846 on a website covering the history of Cambridgeshire cricket.  Between the 1930s and the 1960s the Elsworth cricket team played in the Turner League and the Christmas League before joining the Cambridgeshire Cricket Association league.  The Turner League was sponsored by a chemist shop called Turners in St Ives and the Christmas League was also known as the Gransden League.  The team also competed for the Papworth Cup until this competition lapsed after 1980.  

Elsworth cricket team c1907

Elsworth Cricket Team c1907

Elsworth Cricket team 1911

Elsworth Cricket Team 1911

Elsworth Cricket Team 1925

Elsworth Cricket Team 1925

Elsworth Cricket Team 1926           Elsworth cricket team 1926

Elsworth Cricket Team of 1926.  The right hand image shows a larger view but has deteriorated slightly.

Elsworth Cricket Team 1936

Elsworth Cricket Team 1936

Elsworth Cricket Team 1930s

Elsworth Cricket Team 1930s


Elsworth Cricket Team 1930s

Elsworth Cricket Team 1930s

Elsworth Cricket Team 1952

Elsworth Cricket Team 1952

Elsworth Cricket Team 1953

Elsworth Cricket Team 1953

Elsworth Cricket Team 1956

Elsworth Cricket Team 1956

Elsworth Cricket Team 1958

Elsworth Cricket Team 1958

Elsworth 6-a-side team early 1960s

Elsworth 6-a-Side Cricket Team
early 1960s

Elsworth 6 A Side Cricket Team 1962

Elsworth 6-a-Side Cricket Team 1962

Elsworth Cricket Team 1963

Elsworth Cricket Team 1963

Elsworth Cricket Team 1972

Elsworth Cricket Team 1972

Elsworth Cricket Team 1973

Elsworth 6-a-Side Cricket Team
1973

Elswort Cricket Team 1980          Elsworth Cricket Team 1980 winning Papworth Cup

Elsworth Cricket Team 1980 after winning the Papworth Cup.  Both pictures were taken at the Elsworth sports ground.

Elsworth Football Teams

Elsworth also had a football team (Elsworth Rovers) from the early 1900s at least (the first photo is of the 1907 - 1908 team) until the early 21st century and the team competed in the Histon and District Challenge Cup and won the cup in 1950.
The village also had a ladies' football team in the 1960s and 1970s (see the Elsworth Chronicle Issue 10 January 1997 on this site and below).   The team was originally formed in the early 1960s to play the men on "comical match day" during Elsworth Feast Week and continued to play matches across the eastern counties in such places as St Neots and Clacton.  In 1969 the team competed for the Hughie Green Memorial Trophy.

Elsworth Football Team 1907-1908

Elsworth Football Team
1907-1908

Elsworth Football Team 1912 - 1913

Elsworth Football Team
1912-1913

Elsworth Football Team 1913-1914

Elsworth Football Team
1913-1914

Elsworth Football Team 1929-1930

Elsworth Football Team
1929-1930

Elsworth football team 1937 - 1938

Elsworth Football Team
1937-1938

Elsworth football team 1938 - 1939

Elsworth Football Team
1938-1939

Elsworth Football Team 1949

Elsworth Football Team
1949-1950

Elsworth Football Team 1957-1958

Elsworth Football Team
1957 - 1958

Elsworth Football Team 1961-1962

Elsworth Football Team
1961 - 1962

Elsworth Reserves 1965 - 1966

Elsworth Reserves Football Team
1965-1966

Elsworth Ladies Team

Elsworth Ladies Team
in the 1960s

Elsworth Ladies Team

Elsworth Ladies Team
August 1969

Ladies 5-a-side team

Elsworth Ladies 5-a-side Football Team

Maureen Stevens

M Stevens playing in the 1960s

Ladies football team in the 1960s

Elsworth Ladies 5-a-side Football Team in the early 1970s

 

A number of winning Elsworth cricket teams are commemorated on wooden plaques in the sports pavilion rather than on photographs and the details of these teams are shown below.

Elsworth Cricket Team 1972

Elsworth Cricket Team 1972
Elsworth Cricket Team 1974

Elsworth Cricket Team 1974
Elsworth Cricket Team 1978

Elsworth Cricket Team 1978
Elsworth Cricket Team 1979

Elsworth Cricket Team 1979
Elsworth Cricket Team 1988

Elsworth Cricket Team 1988
Elsworth Cricket Team 1991

Elsworth Cricket Team 1991
Elsworth Cricket Team 1992

Elsworth Cricket Team 1992
Elsworth Cricket Team 2001

Elsworth Cricket Team 2001

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