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Tolland CT 265, Otis-Sandisfield MA 189 In Wicket Match

Salience Noteworthy
Location New England
City/State/Country: Sandisfield; Barre, MA, United States
Game Wicket
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Text

[A] "The ball players of Sandisfield and Otis, thinking themselves equal for almost all things, sent a challenge to the Tolland players for a match game in the former town, on Friday the 14th. Tolland accepted, and with twenty-five players on each side the game commenced, resulting in the complete triumph of he challenged or Tolland party, whose tally footed up 265 crosses, to 189 for the other side."

[B] In August, Barre MA arranged a game with players from Petersham MA and Hardwick MA.  Barre MA is about 40 miles NE of Springfield, and the two other towns are about 7 miles from Barre.

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[A] The [Lowell MA?] Sun, September 27, 1855, attributed to the Springfield Republican.

[B] Barre Patriot, August 17, 1855.

Accessed May 5, 2009 via subscription search.

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Tolland CT is about 20 miles NE of Hartford CT and 20 miles SE of Springfield MA. The two MA villages are about 30 miles W of Springfield.

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