The English Cricketers' Trip to Canada and the United States [1859]

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byFrederick Lillywhite

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860. Excerpt: ... connected with the club. The match, however, from this cause, was a failure, and proved, we fear, a heavy loss to the promoters. This day the Eleven got the Twenty two out for 39 runs, themselves only losing two wickets for 35 runs. On i SATURDAY, October 22, no play took place, owing to a heavy fall of snow, but a game of baseball was got up among the players of that game and a portion of the English party, and which took place on the base-ball ground, about a mile from the cricket ground. The latter is situated about two miles from the town, and had been enclosed at a great expense, for the occasion. The base-ball game is somewhat similar to the English game of "rounders," as played by school-boys; but the judgment displayed by the base-ball players was especially conspicuous over that of the English cricketers, who, no doubt, however, would soon have been able to compete with their more experienced opponents at their " own game." Caffyn played exceedingly well, but the English thought catching the ball theirs bound a very childish game. SUNDAY, October 23. The whole of the party made a trip of 140 miles to the Niagara Falls and back, where they spent the Sunday, and were thus enabled to repair their previous disappointment by visiting the Falls on the Cana1 dian side. The Falls may be justly classed among the wonders of the world. They are the pride of America, and unequalled in magnitude and grandeur by any. other known cataract. It is impossible to describe the delightwith which the Eleven gazed upon that tumultuous crash of water. The Horse Shoe, or Canadian Fall, is 2000 feet wide, and 154 feet high. The roar of the Falls can, it is said, be heard occasionally at a distance of twenty miles, but that must, of course, depend upon the direction and st...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860. Excerpt: ... connected with the club. The match, however, from this cause, was a failure, and proved, we fear, a heavy loss to the promoter...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217076580

ISBN - 13:9780217076586

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