Duppas Hill is a park, road and surrounding residential area in Waddon, near Croydon in Greater London (and historically in Surrey).Duppas Hill has a long history of sport and recreation. It is said that jousting took place there in medieval times and the story goes that Lord William de Warenne was treacherously slain there during a joust in 1286.CricketDuppas Hill was a noted venue for cricket in the 18th century and is believed to have been used for a first-class match by Croydon Cricket Club as early as 1707 when Croydon played the London Club. It is recorded frequently in the 1730s as the home venue of Croydon and sometimes by Surrey. In 1767, the nearby Caterham club, managed by Henry Rowett, played against Hambledon. The final mention of Duppas Hill as a senior cricket venue is on Wednesday, 29 August 1798 when Croydon played Woolwich and were defeated by an innings and 2 runs.