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Fonds Level Description

Accession Number: 77-034


Peterborough Cricket Club fonds. -- 1874-1965. -- 7 cm of textual records. -- 27 photographs.

Biography / History

In 1859 the Junior Cricket Club was formed as a younger member of the Peterborough Cricket Club. The Peterborough Cricket Club produced amateur minstrel shows in the 1890's at Victoria Hall in the Bradburn Opera House. (Taken from: Jones, Elwood and Bruce Dyer. "Peterborough The Electric City." Burlington: Windsor Publications (Canada) Ltd., 1987.)

Custodial History


Scope and Content

The fonds of the Peterborough Cricket Club consists of scorebooks of the club (G. Whitaker Company Cricket Club) 1937-1954; 1965, as well as photographs of players and matches. Also included are newspaper clippings and rule books. Amongst the cricketeers is Richard B. Rogers.


Title based on the contents of the fonds.

The fonds was donated by Archie Hamilton of Peterborough, Ontario.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Outsized materials located in Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 47.

Associated material located at the Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives.

Finding Aid

Box 1


/1 G. Whitaker Co. Cricket Club 1937-38

/2 as above1938-41

/3 Peterborough Cricket Club 1939-41

/4 G. Whitaker Co. Cricket Club 1941-43

/5 Peterborough-Whitaker's 1944-48

/6 Peterborough-Whitaker's Sept 1948-May 1950

/7 Peterborough-Whitaker Cricket Club "B" Team 1951-52

/8 Peterborough Cricket Club (PWCC) "A" Team 1953

/9 Peterborough-Whitaker Cricket Club "B" Team 1953

/10 Peterborough Cricket Club 1954

/11 Peterborough Cricket Club 1965

Box 2


Folder 1

1. unidentified cricketers nd

2. unidentified cricketers nd (H. Green photo)

3. " "

4. " " Located in Large Materails Cabinet - Drawer 47

5. Dominion Woollens and Worsteds XI nd (individuals identified)

6. The oval, Peterborough, nd

7. The oval, Peterborough, nd

8. The oval, nd

9. Cricket at the oval, nd

Folder 2

10. Peterborough and Lindsay Cricket club 1874

11. Trinity College School Cricket Club 1882 (individuals identified) - Located in Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 47

12. Peterborough Cricket Club 1891 or 1898 (individuals identified) - Located in Large Materails Cabinet - Drawer 47

13. Peterborough Cricket XI 1890

14. cricketers (four identified) 1913

15. Peterborough Cricket Club 1924 1st XI - Located in Large Materails Cabinet - Drawer 47

16. as for number 15

17. PCC 1926
l to r: Walter Stokes, G. Hamilton, R.M. Stuart, G. Monkman, F. Dyer(Capt.), Garbutt, C. Thrope, E. Massey-Cooke
centre: G. Coutts, C. Elliot
front: P. Manning, R. Dyer, G. Langley, Ryland, J. Dunkerly

18. G. Whitaker Co. Cricket Club 1934

19. Peterborough-Whitaker Cricket Club 1948

20. as for number 19

Folder 3

21. Winner of Ontario Counties Championship 1948

22. Cricket at Nicholls Oval 1950/60's

23. Bermuda vs. Peterborough - batsman and wicketkeeper 1957

24. Bermuda vs. Peterborough - batsman and fielders 1957

25. Bermuda vs. Peterborough - Mayor Swanson bowling 1957

26. At the oval - Peterborough-Whitaker Cricket Club 1962

27. T. & DCC - winners of Paris Division F. and DCC 1964

Folder 4

The Canadian Cricketer's Guide and Review of the Past Season - inscribed "Edwin R. Rogers June 21st 1876

Cricket by Edmund Routledge, inscribed "Edwin R. rogers, Ashburmham, Peterborough, Ont. Sept. 1879"

Folder 5

newspaper clippings, April - Nov 1881, 1894, 1899, 1915