Friday, December 6, 2013

Underground cricket: The world's first subterranean match


The world's first underground cricket match was played in Honister Slate Mine in the Lake District by teams from Caldbeck and Threlkeld on December 5, 2013.

The Honister Slate Mine produces the famous Westmorland green slate and is now also used as a tourist attraction situated in the Lake District National Park in the north of England


World's First Underground Cricket Match

Cricketers from village teams Threlkeld and Caldbeck take part in the world's first underground cricket match inside Honister Slate Mine on December 5, 2013 in Keswick, England. The Christmas fixture took part 600m (2,000ft) inside Fleetwith Pike at Englands last working slate mine at Honister in the Lake District. The game is one of many unusual venues the teams have played in to raise money to fix Threlkeld Cricket Club's flood damaged ground. The match was won by Caldbeck Village.

World's First Underground Cricket Match World's First Underground Cricket Match

Umpire Norman Shuttleworth places slate bails on the stumps ready for village teams Threlkeld and Caldbeck to take part in the world's first underground cricket match inside Honister Slate Mine on December 5, 2013 in Keswick, England

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