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Visiting English Cricketers View the Bound Rule as "Childish"

Salience Noteworthy
Location England
City/State/Country: England
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult
Text

On October 22, 1859, the touring English cricketers played base ball at a base ball field in Rochester, NY, "about two miles from the town, and had been enclosed at great expense. The base-ball game is somewhat similar to the English game of "rounders," as played by school-boys. . . .Caffyn played exceedingly well, but the English thought catching the ball on the first bound a very childish game."

Sources

Fred Lillywhite, The English Cricketers' Trip to Canada and the United States (Lillywhite, London, 1860), page 50. The book [as accessed 11/1/2008] can be viewed on Google Books; try a search of "lillywhite canada."

Submitted by John Thorn
Submission Note 2/9/2008



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