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Cricket "The Great Match at Hoboken" [US vs. Canada]

Salience Noteworthy
Location Greater New York City
City/State/Country: Hoboken, NJ, United States
Game Cricket
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult
Text

"The Great Match at Hoboken!!! The United States Victorious!! Canada vs. United States"

The American team was spiced with English-born talent, including Sam Wright, father to Harry and George Wright. Matthew Brady took photos. A crowd of 8,000 to 10,000 was estimated.

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Porter's Spirit of the Times, September 20, 1856. 

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