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Hambledon cricket clublocked

(act. c. 1750–c. 1796)
  • Gerald M. D. Howat

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Hambledon cricket club (act.c. 1750–c. 1796), named after the village of Hambledon, near Portsmouth in Hampshire, affords the earliest major documented source for the administration, membership, and activities of a game which had been played in England for over a century. Its first recorded match was in 1756 against ...

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