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Cricket at Picton (2nd of 2)

Cricket at Picton

A bowler is about to deliver a ball underarm during a match at Nelson Square, Picton, in the late 1870s or early 1880s. Cricket had by this time spread out of the larger towns into smaller rural communities. Neither the batsmen nor the wicketkeeper are wearing pads, and only a few of the players wear whites. The gentleman on the extreme right of the image is holding a bat to indicate that he is the square-leg umpire.

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Don Neely, 'Cricket - Early history to 1894', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 April 2024)

Story by Don Neely, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Apr 2016