28th December, 1840

28/12/2018 all-day

A cricket match was played on the ice at Scoulton Mere, between two selected elevens from the parish of Hingham.

“Mr W Waller’s side went in first, and after some fine play, and still finer falls, were out for 66 runs. Mr W Roberts’ side then took the bat, and scored 170 runs in the most slashing style, hitting the ball quite off the ice in all directions. Some of the players wore skates, and others their stump shoes to prevent falling.”