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Just watching the Roses match on Sky and they asked the question, "Where was the first ever Roses cricket match played" The answer was Sheffield, played in the mid 1800s at the Hyde Park ground. Did this ground later become the Dog Track?

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Just watching the Roses match on Sky and they asked the question, "Where was the first ever Roses cricket match played" The answer was Sheffield, played in the mid 1800s at the Hyde Park ground. Did this ground later become the Dog Track?

I have a penknife celebrating the Roses centenary dinner October 7th 1949

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Thanks for that Neddy. Now we just need to find the site of the original cricket ground!

Back of St Johns Church 1854 map

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Wow! That was quick. I can't picture the area too well. Does that place it where the Hyde park Flats are or somewhere else higher up?

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Looks to be where Manor Oaks Gardens is on a modern map -Flash Earth

Bang on. Confirmation from a 1890 map.

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