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Cricket in Madison, Wisconsin

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City/State/Country: Madison, WI, United States
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The (Madison, Dane County) Wisconsin State Journal, Aug. 25, 1859, reports on a cricket match at the State Fair Grounds between two local teams, the Madison and the Washington. This appears to be the first mention of cricket in Madison.

A Dane County CC is mentioned in the Wisconsin Tribune, Nov. 3, 1853 as plaing an Iowa County CC, with the Dane club having been in existence 2 years.


The (Madison) Wisconsin State Journal, Aug. 25, 1859

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