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Brooklyn's First Cricket Match?

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[A] "It was in the fall of 1838 that we remember the first cricket match played in Brooklyn. The game of course, was a great novelty to the Brooklyn people of the time, except to such portion of them as wren of English birth. . . . The contestants were Nottingham men and Sheffielders." Sheffield won, 167 to 44.

 [B] Ryczek's Baseball-s First Inning (page 101) calls this contest the "first widely-reported 'modern' cricket match."


"Sporting Reminiscences," Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 16, 1873.

William Ryczek, Baseball's First Inning (McFarland, 2009), page 101.

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Submitted by Gregory Christiano
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