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Wicket Club and Base Ball Club Play Demo Matches for Novelty's Sake

Salience Noteworthy
Location Western New York
City/State/Country: Buffalo, NY, United States
Game Wicket
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

"Novel Ball Match - The Buffalo Dock Wicket Club have invited [the Buffalo Niagaras] to play a game of wicket, and a return game of base ball. It is intended, not as a trial of skill, (for neither club knows anything of the other's game, and it was expressly stipulated that neither should practice the other's) but merely for he novelty and sport of the thing; each club expecting to appear supremely ridiculous at the other's game."


Buffalo Daily Courier, September 10, 1859. 


The Buffalo Morning Express later reported that the Niagaras lost the wicket game, and that attendance was good; the result of the base ball game is not now known. 

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Submission Note 12/7/2008


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