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from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: United
States Cricket in the 19th Century, United States Cricket in the
20th Century, United States Cricket in the 21st Century,
Philadelphian Cricket Team, Australian Cricket Team in England and
North America in 1878, Staten Island Cricket Club, Major League
Cricket, Philadelphian Cricket Team in England in 1897, Pro
Cricket, England Cricket Team in North America in 1859, Chicago
Tornadoes, Philadelphian Cricket Team in Jamaica in 1908-09, New
Jersey Fire, San Francisco Freedom, New York Storm, Florida
Thunder, Texas Arrow Heads, D.c. Forward, Los Angeles Unity.
Excerpt: The Philadelphian cricket team was a team that represented
Philadelphia in first-class cricket between 1878 and 1913. Even
with the United States having played the first ever international
cricket match against Canada in 1844, the sport began a slow
decline in the country. This decline was furthered by the rise in
popularity of baseball. In Philadelphia, however, the sport
remained very popular and from the end of the 19th century until
the outbreak of World War I, the city produced a first class team
that rivaled many others in the world. The team was composed of
players from the four chief cricket clubs in
PhiladelphiaGermantown, Merion, Belmont, and Philadelphia. Players
from smaller clubs, such as Tioga and Moorestown, and local
colleges, such as Haverford and Penn, also played for the
Philadelphians. Over its 35 years, the team played in 88
first-class cricket matches. Of those, 29 were won, 45 were lost,
13 were drawn and one game was abandoned before completion. George
Patterson still holds the North American batting record with
271When R.A. Fitzgerald's team from England toured North America in
1872, they played a match against Philadelphia over three days
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