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The Surrey Comet match report for Norbiton v Palace in March 1865: "The sides then stood out and the sight of 30 players in many colored costumes was very pretty."

It seems that up to this point (at the end of their fourth season), Palace had no unified team colours.
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The Surrey Comet match report for Norbiton v Palace in March 1865: "The sides then stood out and the sight of 30 players in many colored costumes was very pretty."

It seems that up to this point (at the end of their fourth season), Palace had no unified team colours.

Norbiton had only just formed as a cricket and football club in late 1864, so this was probably their first fixture in a match that the Surrey Comet of the time reported was a sound 5-1 thrashing by Palace over the fledgling Norbiton players.

Without any further information, I would guess this was a bit like a try-out for players interested in playing ‘Association’ rules - (this match was in March 1865 - the FA had only formed in December 1863. 14 months earlier).

The likelihood (imo) is that playing kit was not the main priority, as the Surrey Comet pointed out, the match drew quite a crowd, for many of whom had not seen a match before.

The fact that 15 players were used for each side (the FA law stating there should be strictly 11 players per side was still some way off - some games had less than 11 a side, some considerably more, with players sometimes ‘borrowed’ by the opposition to make sides more even in number).

I’m guessing the Norbiton players simply turned up in whatever they could find to wear.

Did the Palace players also, in this, their fourth season (their first match was in February 1862)?

The colours of ‘blue and white’ are only listed from 1868. So the period between 1862 to that point six years later are open to speculation.

We do know that CPFC1861 had a hiatus of around 5 years (between 1863-1868) when they didn’t play a match at CP Park, home matches were played at Penge (near the Crooked Billet - which is actually only a few hundred yards away from CP Park).

Did the players wear blue and white then, or was it a case, in the days well before the idea of ‘fixtures’ - (the FA Cup only started in late 1871 and the Football League in 1888) were not really thought of.

Looking at the earliest pictures, kit was usually a hit and miss affair, with different variations of hoops, stripes, badges, caps etc in the same team - almost as if each player was individually responsible for his kit?

We know the CP cricket club was formed as early as 1857 and had hundreds of members by 1861, some of them forming the football team, perhaps they were more wealthy and more organised than many of their newer opponents such as Norbiton in what were pioneering days in all aspects of the game?
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