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English excursion features cricket and "base-ball"

Salience Noteworthy
City/State/Country: Slough, England
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult
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The "Windsor and Eton Express," July 12, 1856, reports on a July 10th annual excursion of the Slough "Literary and Scientific Institute" at Henry Labouchere's estate at Stoke Park (near Slough, in Buckinghamshire) in which "some betook themselves to cricket, some to archery, base-ball and other amusements." Most of the reporting is on the cricket match between Slough and Wycombe players.

There are no further details as to the "base-ball" game played.

Today Stoke Park is a private golf club and sporting estate.

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The "Windsor and Eton Express," July 12, 1856

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