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By Hugh Larkin

ISBN-10: 1910295876

ISBN-13: 9781910295878

Do you love cricket? Are you curious about cricket similar minutiae? do you want to determine extra in regards to the historical past of this well known workforce online game? if that is so, you're guaranteed to take pleasure in one zero one Quirky Cricket proof? Why are the wickets within the online game of cricket known as 'stumps'? What strange merchandise did Alan Knott, Sixties and '70s England wicket-keeper, occasionally position within his gloves to guard his fingers while maintaining to very quickly bowlers? while did the 1st ever overseas cricket fit happen and among which nations?
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See, for example, Timothy Finn, Pub Games of England, London, 1975. 41. Yorkshire Post, 7 February and 2 April 1870. 42. Yorkshire Post, 5 March 1870. 43. Yorkshire Post, 22 February 1870, 27 January 1900 and 5 February 1870. 36 This Sporting House: The Pub and Sport 44. Licensing World, 25 July 1908; The Licensed Trade News, 27 August 1910. 45. Licensing World, 18 August 1900. 46. A. Kellet, ‘The Power of Princely Patronage: Pigeon-Shooting in Victorian Britain’, International Journal of the History of Sport, vol.

Bolton’s Infirmary Cup was played to raise funds for the local hospital and was attended by local dignitaries; this relationship continued in places even up into the 1970s; in Norfolk, for example, the president of the county bowls association was a member of the Steward & Patterson Brewery family. In this, bowls appears in some ways to have partially recreated the inclusive, cross-class leisure patterns of preindustrial times, when the sport of the common people took place under the patronage of the gentry.

The breweries were among the first to organise sports clubs for the benefit of their employees. Unsurprisingly, given 41 Mud, Sweat and Beers the links that many brewing families had with cricket, it was logical that it would be the most popular game played by employees’ sports teams. By the 1880s, a number of breweries had formed cricket teams for their employees. Tetley’s first cricket side had been established in the 1870s, had folded in 1881 apparently due to problems obtaining a ground, but was resurrected in 1891.

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