A Review of the 1914 Season

The final season before the First World War sees records of three matches survive, with results being mixed:






1st XI





The single win came in the home match against South Woodford, a game which saw one of the most remarkable spells of bowling ever by a Chingford player. Set a modest 144 to win, South Woodford were all out for 44 - destroyed by an opening blast from Willie Longden, who ended up with the remarkable figures of 7 overs, 7 maidens, 0 runs, 5 wickets!


The draw came in the first recorded clash between Chingford and Woodford Wells where Chingford knocked up 176 thanks to F De La Cour (66) and W Ronald (49). R Edsall took four of the Wells wickets but they hung on for the draw on 110-6.


The defeat came against Walthamstow where we were well outplayed, Stow replying with 181 after dismissing us for 64. The only bright spot being the bowling of Hall, who took four wickets for us.


It appears that Pelham CC were still in existence at the commencement of war and therefore some sort of ground sharing arrangement may have been in place.