Appeal to find old cricket league book

The whereabouts of a minutes book, mapping more than a hundred years of Glossop and District Cricket League, is still unknown.

The book - which dates back to when the league started in 1893 to it folding around 20 years ago - has been missing for as long as most people can remember. 

Cricket historian Neville Peel - whose appeal to find the historical book was reported late last year - was hoping it might have been lodged with Glossop and District Heritage Trust with the rest of the former league’s trophies.

But in a letter to the Chronicle, trust director Tony Wright says it is not with them.

He writes: “On May 13, 2005, Glossop and District Heritage Trust made an agreement with the Glossop and District Cricket League in relation to the Glossop and District Cricket League trophies, whereby the Trust agreed to take the trophies into its custody. 

“At that time, the Trust was running Glossop Heritage Centre and until the closure of the centre, the Trust displayed the trophies. Since the closure of the centre, the Trust has retained the trophies.  

“The Trust was pleased to loan to Broadbottom Cricket Club in 2017 the Jack Heywood Cup.  

“However, the agreement made in 2005 did not relate to the minutes book and the Trust has never had the minutes book in its custody.

“The Trust constantly hopes for better times when it will be able to place these trophies and other like memorabilia it holds on display in the public domain.”  

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