The museum is pleased to host the I Zingari collection on behalf of the family of the late Sir Spencer Ponsonby-Fane.
I Zingari was founded on 4th July 1845 by John Loraine Baldwin, Hon. Frederick Ponsonby (later 6th Earl of Bessborough), Hon. Spencer Ponsonby (later Sir Spencer Ponsonby-Fane) and Richard Penruddocke Long at the Blenheim Hotel in London after a match against Harrow School.
They wanted their wandering club – named after Italian for “gypsies” – to promote the good spirit of amateur cricket.
Read about 150 years of I Zingari here (opens in a new window and may require registration. www.somersetcricketmuseum.co.uk is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.)