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Cricket

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 3014 words.

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game invented by the British elite; in the twenty-first century it is most popular in Commonwealth nations (former colonies of the British Empire),...

crickets

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud.

in A Dictionary of English Folklore

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 175 words.

The belief that a cricket singing in the house means something is well attested from the early 17th century onwards,

cricket

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2006; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 117 words.

the name used for various jumping, chirping insects of the family Gryllidae, especially Gryllus campestris, the field-cricket, and Acheta

cricket

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 121 words.

the name used for various jumping, chirping insects of the family Gryllidae, especially Gryllus campestris, the field-cricket, and Acheta domestica...

Trobriand cricket

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 144 words.

A version of cricket played in the Trobriand Islands, in the South Pacific, off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Cricket was introduced to the islanders by a British missionary in ...

CRICKET, harming

Iona Opie and Moira Tatem.

in A Dictionary of Superstitions

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge. 209 words.

1787 GROSE Provincial Glossary Superstitions 64. It is held extremely unlucky to kill a cricket … perhaps from the idea

women's cricket

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 531 words.

An eleven-a-side bat-and-ball game played under the auspices of the International Cricket Council. Women played the game recreationally as early as ...

Cricket World Cup

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1675 words.

The Cricket World Cup is the major international cricket tournament, held every four years in a different host nation. It is also one of the most popular sporting events in...

cricket

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 902 words.

A bat-and-ball team game, reputedly created by shepherds on the Sussex Downs in the south-east of England, played in villages and towns of that region of south-east England by the common...

cricket

Michael Kent.

in Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

January 1997; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 141 words.

A dynamic team sport characterized by short bursts of activity punctuated by irregular periods of inactivity. It is often assumed

cricket

Michael Kent.

in Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

P ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 141 words.

A dynamic team sport characterized by short bursts of activity punctuated by irregular periods of inactivity. It is often assumed

Nyren, John (1764–1837), cricket historian

Gerald M. D. Howat.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1323 words.

Nyren, John (1764–1837), cricket historian, son of Richard Nyren (1734–1797) [see under Hambledon cricket club] and his wife, Frances Pennycud (c.1740–c.1830), of Slindon, in Sussex, was...

White Conduit cricket club (act. c. 1785–1788)

Gerald M. D. Howat.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1715 words.

White Conduit cricket club (act. c. 1785–1788), had its origin in the gatherings of eighteenth-century aristocrats and gentry who frequented the Star and Garter tavern at 100...

Rheinberg, Netta (1911–2006), cricketer and cricket administrator

Mark Pottle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1131 words.

Rheinberg, Netta (1911–2006), cricketer and cricket administrator, was born on 24 October 1911 at 23 the Avenue, Brondesbury, Middlesex, the daughter of Jewish parents, Julius Rheinberg,...

Ford, William Justice (1853–1904), writer on cricket

Lincoln Allison.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 554 words.

Ford, William Justice (1853–1904), writer on cricket, was born in Paddington, Middlesex, on 7 November 1853, the eldest of seven sons of William Augustus Ford, a solicitor, and Katherine...

Hambledon cricket club (act. c. 1750–c. 1796)

Gerald M. D. Howat.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1509 words.

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...

Lacey, Sir Francis Eden (1859–1946), cricket administrator

Mark Pottle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 815 words.

Lacey, Sir Francis Eden (1859–1946), cricket administrator, was born on 19 October 1859 at Bestwall House, East Stoke, Wareham, Dorset, the youngest son of William Charles Lacey, solicitor,...

Swanton, Ernest William [Jim] (1907–2000), cricket commentator

John Woodcock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 2228 words.

Swanton, Ernest William [Jim] (1907–2000), cricket commentator, was born on 11 February 1907 at 64 Vancouver Road, Forest Hill, on the southern outskirts of London, the only son and eldest...

Pycroft, James (1813–1895), writer on cricket

Gerald M. D. Howat.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 813 words.

Pycroft, James (1813–1895), writer on cricket, was born at Geyers House, Pickwick, Wiltshire, the second son of Thomas Pycroft, barrister, and his wife, Mary. His elder brother was Thomas...

Gale, Frederick (1823–1904), writer on cricket

Gerald M. D. Howat.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 584 words.

Gale, Frederick (1823–1904), writer on cricket, was born at Woodborough rectory, Pewseyvale, near Devizes, Wiltshire, on 16 July 1823, the son of Thomas Hinxman Gale (d. 1864), rector of...