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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...are many of them--are
followed by suppers, subscribed for by the players, or provided by
the masters, which are the scenes of much amusement and
conviviality. The great annual meeting of cricketers at Rugby is at
the time of the old Rugbeian match. It is played between an eleven
of old Rugbeians and the School eleven, and at the same time
several other games are played between school cricketers, past and
present. The School eleven also play many foreign matches, for
instance, matches between college teams from the Universities, the
Rugby club, the Free Foresters, the Butterflies, the M. C. C,
&c.; but the match which is of most importance is the annual"
match between Rugby and Marlborough, played at Lord's on the first
days of the summer holidays. It has for years been an annual match,
and down to 1890 it has been played thirty-two times, won nineteen
times by Rugby, won ten times by Marlborough, and three times it
has been drawn. The eleven also used to play the M. C. C. in
London, immediately after the Rugby and Marlborough match. Many a
good cricketer has gained his reputation at the two London matches;
and it was, I fancy, in the Rugby and Marlborough match at Lord's
in 1877 that Mr. A. G. Steel met Mr. C. F. H. Leslie for the first
time. Among celebrated Rugby cricketers I might refer to Messrs. H.
C. Bradby, D. H. Brownfield, S. P. B. Bucknill, T. Case, F. L.
Evelyn, C. K. Francis, F. D. Gaddum, H. W. Gardner, E. T. Hirst, E.
M. Kenney, C. F. H. Leslie, B. Pauncefote, A. A. Pearson, F. Tobin,
W. Yardley, and G. F. Vernon. In connection with the games, I
should speak of the Racquet Courts, the Gymnasium, and the Bath,
and I should say something of the School Rifle Corps and the
Wimbledon, now the Bisley " Eight." We have at Rugby two...
|Country of origin:
Henry Churchill Maxwell Lyte
||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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