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Twenty or So Cricket Clubs Dot the US

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Location US, New York City
Game American Cricket
Age of Players Adult

"During the late 1840s there was an increase in the number of cricket clubs in New York and nationally.  At least six clubs were formed in the metropolitgan area, [but most] survived for only a few years. . . . George Kirsch maintains that by 1850 at least twenty cricket clubs, enrolling perhaps 500 active payers, existed in more than a dozen American communities."



Melvin Adelson, A Sporting Time (U. of Illinois Press, 1886), page 104.  Adelson cites Kirsch, "American Cricket," in Journal of Sport Hstory, volume 11 (Spring 1984), page 28. 

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Do these estimates jibe with current assessments?

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Submitted by Bill Ryczek, Baseball's First Inning (2009), page 103.


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