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13-04-2009, 17:15
I am researching material for a book on pubs with cricket connections. I am not actively seeking further examples of signs of The Cricketers or The Cricketers Arms, but would not turn any such down! I seek less obvious names such as The Priory at Hastings which referred to the eponymous cricket ground, now redeveloped as the Priory Meadow Shopping Centre. Any relevant local info regarding the sign would be appreciated.

14-04-2009, 15:42
How about Thomas Lord at West Meon? Named after the founder of the cricket ground, no connection to the area that I know of

And the Bat & Ball at Hambledon? Birthplace of cricket & pub is opposite the ground, loads of cricket items inside

Galore Admin
14-04-2009, 16:55
I have been trying to remember some of the cricket related pub signs I've seen appearing on this site. The only ones I can think of so far are:-

The Long Hop in Meopham (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/16158/) which I think is one of the more impressive pub signs I've seen.
Grace's in SE20 (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/24176/)
The Ashes in Maidstone (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/65080/)
Three Willows in Birchanger (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/52529/)

Also thought I'd add links for the 2 good suggestions from Farway, the Thomas Lord (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/59775/) and the Bat & Ball (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/14085/)


18-04-2009, 07:08
Re: The Thomas Lord at Great Meon, Hampshire

Faraway - TFYR. The reason for this pub's name is because Thomas Lord retired to West Meon where he took a farm. He was buried in the local churchyard

18-04-2009, 13:44
Thanks for the update on Thomas Lord burial, I learn something new everyday

Next time I'm over there I may just have a search for the grave

21-04-2009, 06:06
I'd really appreciate a copy of the sign, the pub and the grave (if you find it!)please - if you are going that way!

21-04-2009, 11:49
I'd really appreciate a copy of the sign, the pub and the grave (if you find it!)please - if you are going that way!

Ok, no promises but I will do my best, don't hold your breath though as I am a bit busy at present

As the Bat & Ball is on the way there I will get that as well whilst I am at it

Now I have an excuse to have a pint, cheers :D

23-04-2009, 07:02
Cheers - that wil be much appreciated

13-05-2009, 10:44
Can I offer you the Burn Bullock at Mitcham (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/35994/) - once upon a time the Kings Head but renamed long ago after Burnett Bullock - a Surrey cricketer of the 1920's who was evidently landlord from 1941-54 and arranged various matches on the cricket field opposite.

07-07-2009, 12:38
Hi Acol

At last got the pics you requested, have uploaded small versions on Pubs Galore and sent you a PM regarding forwarding to you

05-08-2009, 12:37
have a look at the Queens Head Chelmsford, unusual because one side has a different score on the board to the other side, this pub is next to Essex Cricket club's home ground

Oggwyn Trench
19-09-2009, 23:58
The Bell and Bails in St Georges , Telford , it overlooks the Church and Cricket ground , Shropshire often play there .

Dave M
20-09-2009, 00:18
Hi Oggwyn,

Welcome to the forums! Do feel free to join in on our 'your favourites (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?t=382)' thread which has turned into an introductions thread!

That is a nice example of a cricket sign, we have a pic of it on our Bell & Bails (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/32675/) page.