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Happy Birthday To You............................

By john wood
24 July 2014
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Pat Lazenby has found an even earlier reference to Pool Cricket Club. We are at least 181 Today !!!


Hi John,

After spending too much time searching through the old Leeds Mercury newspapers, I have found another reference to Pool. There was no further reference to Pool until the one I sent yesterday. I assume this one is correct as Rawden would have been in horse and cart range.

Leeds Mercury 27th July 1833 Cricket – On Thursday last the return match between the Rawden and Pool Cricket Clubs came off at Rawden and was decided as follows:- Rawden, first innings, 76; second 60; total, 136 - Pool, first innings, 49; second, 37; total 86. Rawden winning by 50 runs.

This is another item I found amusing and it was surprising how many times money was involved.

See also attached a game from 1865

Leeds Mercury.Aug 3rd 1811 Cricket – The match for 1000 guineas between eleven pensioners with one arm each and the same number with one leg each, was decided on Thursday at Walworth. The one leg men won by several notches after a contest of three days. The veteran visitors returned in the evening to Greenwich, in a caravan covered with flag and other trophies.

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