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Cricket in America, 1710-2000 P. David Sentance

Cricket in America, 1710-2000

P. David Sentance

Published March 1st 2006
ISBN : 9780786420407
Paperback
324 pages
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Cricket was played in Virginia in 1710 and was enjoyed on Georgia plantations in 1737. Teams representing New York and Philadelphia faced each other as early as 1838. By 1865, Philadelphia was considered the best cricket-playing city in the UnitedMoreCricket was played in Virginia in 1710 and was enjoyed on Georgia plantations in 1737. Teams representing New York and Philadelphia faced each other as early as 1838. By 1865, Philadelphia was considered the best cricket-playing city in the United States, competing against Canadian, English and Australian teams from 1890 to 1920. This 30 year span was essential to the formation of Americas sports identity?and by its end, while the sport of baseball drew increasing attention, the game of cricket moved from being the game of Americas aristocrats to a safe haven for Americas nonwhite immigrants who were excluded from baseball because of Jim Crow laws. Here, the games unique multi-ethnic, religious and cultural tradition in the United States is fully explored. The author explains crickets ties to the beginnings of baseball and covers the ways in which the game continues to play an important role in Americas inner cities.