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Sutton in Ashfield

By David Reid

Sutton in Ashfield was known for many professional cricket players in the 18th Century including Jem Shaw and Thomas Wass amongst many others. At one time 70 professional cricket players originated from Sutton in Ashfield. Thus the town gained the appellation of the ‘Nursery of Cricket’. Many of these plays went unto play for Nottinghamshire County Cricket and England.



Lindley L‘The History of Sutton-in-Ashfield’ 1907 p pub 1983 published by Wye Valley Press retrieved on 11th October 2020

Bonser G ‘History of Sutton in Ashfield’ 1993 Nottinghamshire County Council retrieved on the 30th October 2020



This page was added by David Reid on 04/01/2021.

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