Surrey Cricket Club side 1 v Surrey Cricket Club side 2 on 9 July 1878

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Date of Game Tuesday, July 9, 1878
Location Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Field  Add Field Page Moore Park
Home Team  Add Club Page Surrey Cricket Club side 1
Away Team  Add Club Page Surrey Cricket Club side 2

"The first recorded baseball match, played at Sydney's Moore Park on July 9, 1878, was a pickup game, with both teams drawn up from members of the Surrey Cricket Club. For the occasion they called themselves the Surrey Base-Ball Club."

Joseph Clark, Australia: Baseball Down Under, in G. Gmelch, Baseball Without Borders (U Nebraska Press, 2006), page 291.


The Sydney Morning Herald, June 14 and 15, 1878, ran advertisements from the cricket club, asking players to join a new base ball club, to play on the new cricket grounds at Moor Park. [ba]

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First in Location New South Wales, Australia
Players Locality Local
Entry Origin Sabrpedia


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