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In Harlem, Men Play 330- Minute Game of Single Wicket for $100 Stake

Salience Peripheral
Location Harlem, NYC
City/State/Country: Harlem, NY, United States
Game Single-Wicket Cricket
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

"CRICKET. A match of single wicket was yesterday played at the Red House, Harlem,
between Messrs. Sams and Conroy, for $100. The game lasted five hours and a half. . . ."


New York Herald, October 16, 1847, p. 2, col. 3.


In 2022, Bruce Allardice is collecting single wicket games in the US for the PrePro data base.

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[] Do we know of SWC was played for stakes in England?\

Yes. See http://www.cricketweb.net/the-single-wicket-game/

[] Do we have any notion of the rules governing two-player cricket? 

Yes. See the glossary of games entry for SWC. [ba]

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Submitted by George Thompson
Submission Note Via Email from John Thorn, 6/8/2022


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