"wicket ball" query

Jonathon Green slang at BLUEYONDER.CO.UK
Mon Jan 28 09:09:09 UTC 2002

Whether or not he can help, I cannot say, but I would reccomend contacting
John Eddowes, author of _The Language of Cricket_. (London 1997). His
address is 35 Anhalt Road, London SW11 4NZ, and by all means mention that I
suggested you write. He has reasearched extensively as to the origins of the
game and word 'cricket', and I have little doubt that he would have come
across 'wicket ball' somewhere along the way.

Jonathon Green

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerald Cohen" <gcohen at UMR.EDU>
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 1:58 AM
Subject: "wicket ball" query

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> >While SABR members are all occupied with coming up with names for
> >bat-and-ball games of their youth (in the regular on-line forum) I have a
> >more specilized query for students of  19th century bat-and ball game.
> >Again in connection with an exhibit I and a fellow SABR member are
> >organizing on the early decades of baseball in our town, we are coming
> >across references to "wicket ball."  These references range from the late
> >1700s at least to the 1850s.  They sometimes appear in contexts that seem
> >confirm that it is a separate game from baseball and cricket. On the
> >hand, the games allowed for large cricket-like scores (over 100).  Does
> >anyone know about "wicket ball" and its rules?

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