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Sport of Cricket Gets its First Comprehensive History Book

Salience Noteworthy
City/State/Country: England
Game Cricket
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

Pycroft, James, The Cricket Field; or, The History and Science of Cricket [London? Pub'r?], per David Block, Baseball Before We Knew It, page 220.

A Boston edition appeared in 1859 [Mayhew and Baker, publisher].


This book's first chapter, "The Origins of the Game of Cricket," is seen by Block as "if not the earliest, one of the finest early studies of cricket history. The author exhumes a great number of references to cricket and its antecedents dating back to the year 1300." 

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