The RECC, was started as an officers’ club, and the fact that we chose quite regularly to play soldiers in our team was a bone of contention. Only once prior to 1939 did the Sappers include a soldier player in their side.
We can trace our clubs history back to as far as 1862, but cricket matches involving the Engineers were being played throughout the 18th century. It wasn’t until 1875 that the Royal Engineers Cricket Club became what it is today, a club for the Corps.
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The Old Rivalry – Sappers vs. Gunners
The first Sapper-Gunner match was played at Woolwich in 1864. Thereafter until 1906 there were 2 matches each year, one at Woolwich and one at Chatham. Then from 1907 it was reduced to one match, which, at the invitation of MCC, was played at Lord’s. This continued until 1962, except for the war years when there were no matches, and 1946, when the match was played at Aldershot. After 1962 it was played alternately at Woolwich and Chatham until Larkhill replaced Woolwich in 2003 as the RACC ground.
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