Chippawa v Penetergushene in Chippawa on 29 May 1815undefined

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Date of Game Monday, May 29, 1815
Game Wicket
Location Chippawa, Ontario, Canada
Home Team  Add Club Page Chippawa
Away Team  Add Club Page Penetergushene
Has Source On Hand No
Number of Players 11
NY Rules No - Predecessor
Description

"On the 29th May a grand Match of Wicket was played at Chippawa, U. C. by 22 English Ship Wrights, for a stake of 150 Dollars. The parties were distinguished by the Penetergushene and the Chippawa party. The game was won in 56 Runs by the former–it continued six hours. The winners challenge any eleven gentlemen in the State of New York, for any sum they may wish to play for. The game was succeeded by a Supper, in honor of King Charles, and the evening spent with great hilarity."

[note--input as a Buffalo, NY game, but clearly played across the Niagara River in Ontario, which then was part of "Upper Canada" (U.C.)." Chippawa is also spelled Chippewa.--ba]

 

Sources

Buffalo Gazette, June 6, 1815, Page 3

Connecticut Mirror, June 19, 1815, Page 2

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GenealogyBank Search: wicket--  and Newspapers.com to locate an earlier story of the match.

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Query

Is it possible, given the set  team size of eleven players, that this game was actually played by the rules of cricket? [lm]

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Submitted by Joe Williams



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