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Bristol CT Bests Waterbury in Wicket

Salience Noteworthy
Location New England
City/State/Country: Bristol, CT, United States
Game Wicket
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

Bristol beat Waterbury by 110 runs in a wicket game on Bristol's Federal Hill Green on September 9, 1858. No game details appeared. "The game not only attracted attention in this section of the State, but it assumed such proportions that New Yorkers became interested and it was reported in much detail in the NY Sunday Mercury a few days later. The newspaper remarked at the time that Bristol had a wicket team to be proud of.
The New York newspapers had a chance to tell the same story twenty-two years later when the Bristols went to Brooklyn and defeated the club of that city"



Norton, Frederick C., "That Strange Yankee Game, Wicket," Bristol Connecticut (City Printing Co., Hartford, 1907); available on Google Books. 

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Can we find the Mercury story and/or coverage in Bristol and Waterbury papers? Add page reference.

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Submitted by John Thorn


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