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Portsmouth NH Bans Cricket and Other Ball Games

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Bans, US cricket clubs
City/State/Country: Portsmouth, NH, United States
Game Cricket
Immediacy of Report Contemporary

In March 1795 Portsmouth NH imposed a  fine of from 50 cents to $3.30 pus court costs for those who "play cricket or any game in which a ball is used."  


By-Laws of the Town of Portsmouth, Passed at their Annual Meeting Held March 25, 1795 (John Melcher, Portsmouth), pp. 5 - 6. Per Thomas L. Altherr, "A Place Leavel Enough to Play Ball," reprinted in David Block, Baseball before We Knew It. See page 244 and ref #67.

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