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English Residents of Richmond, VA Try Unsuccessfully to Form A Cricket Club, Then Try Base Ball

Salience Noteworthy
Tags US cricket clubs
Location Virginia
City/State/Country: Richmond, VA, United States
Game American Cricket
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Unknown
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[A] The Richmond Whig, April 10, 1857, prints a letter to the editor saying: "Cricket... efforts are being made, by several admirers of the game, to organized a club in this city..." The letter is signed by "English readers" of the newspaper.

[B] "Base Ball at Richmond, Va.-- The failure of the Cricket Club last summer has in no wise disheartened some of the members, who, feeling the necessity of out-door exercise, are now busily at work endeavoring to get up a base ball club for the present season."

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[A] The Richmond Whig, April 10, 1857

[B] The Spirit of the Times, June 12, 1858

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Submitted by Bruce Allardice
Submission Note [B] by Bob Tholkes 3/10/2014



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