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Trobriand cricket

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

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 1903, as a...

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women's cricket

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

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 1677 in England, when the wife of the...

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Lord's Cricket Ground

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of London Place-Names

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 47 words.

(in St John's Wood)

Westminster. Famous headquarters of English cricket owned by the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club), named after

Cricket

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 28 words.

Current frequencies: GB 10, Ireland 1 • GB frequency 1881: 62 • Main GB location 1881: Cumb

English:

cricket

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 33 words.

Brown to black insect with long antennae and hind legs adapted for jumping, found worldwide. Males produce a chirping sound

cricket

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 345 words.

Bat-and-ball game popular in Britain and other Commonwealth nations since c.1700. Two teams of 11 players compete on

Cricket as an Indian Game

Ramin Jahanbegloo.

in India Revisited

January 2008; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Indian Politics. 2881 words.

In this interview, cricket is discussed as a game with elements that are close to the Indian psyche. Although cricket was initially believed to be an Indian game that was accidentally...

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How interesting is a cricket match?

P. Glaister.

in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

September 2006; p ublished online September 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mathematics; Education. 0 words.

Even for those passionate about both cricket and maths, each can have their dull moments. This article brings together the sometimes-dry binomial distribution with a problem of cricket...

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More than Cricket and Football

Edited by Joel Nathan Rosen and Maureen M. Smith.

December 2016; p ublished online January 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 368 pages.

This collection takes a critical look at athletic celebrity on the part of athletes who enjoy worldwide reputations without necessarily breaking into the more narrowly defined North...

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Cricket Malherbie

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 61 words.

Cruchet, Cruche 1086 (db), Cryket Malherbe 1320, Cruk Thomas 1291. Celtic *crǖg ‘a mound

Lord, Thomas (1755–1832), founder of Lord's cricket ground and businessman

Stephen Green.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 654 words.

Lord, Thomas (1755–1832), founder of Lord's cricket ground and businessman, was born on 23 November 1755 at Thirsk, Yorkshire, the son of William Lord, a labourer from a Roman Catholic...

Altham, Harry Surtees (1888–1965), schoolmaster and cricket historian

Hubert Doggart.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1033 words.

Altham, Harry Surtees (1888–1965), schoolmaster and cricket historian, was born at 8 The Terrace, York Town, Frimley, Surrey, on 30 November 1888, the younger son of Sir Edward Altham...

Aislabie, Benjamin (1774–1842), wine merchant and cricket administrator

Eric Midwinter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 555 words.

Aislabie, Benjamin (1774–1842), wine merchant and cricket administrator, was born on 14 January 1774 in Newington Green, Middlesex, the third son, and sixth and last child, of Rawson...

Mann, Sir Horatio, second baronet (1744–1814), politician and patron of cricket

Gerald M. D. Howat.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1087 words.

Mann, Sir Horatio, second baronet (1744–1814), politician and patron of cricket, was born on 2 February 1744 at Boughton Malherbe, Kent, the only surviving son of Galfridus Mann (d. 1756),...

Finch, George, ninth earl of Winchilsea and fourth earl of Nottingham (1752–1826), army officer and cricket promoter

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 13 words.

See White Conduit cricket club

Royal Institution

Royal Institution of Great Britain

Losing My Mind and Loving Mosquitoes, Crickets, and Other Jungle Inhabitants

Geoff Ashton.

in At Home and in the Field

April 2015; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 3025 words.

This chapter focuses on the efficacy of Buddhist spiritual practices for Westerners attending a Buddhist meditation retreat in Southern Thailand. At the same time it shows how the...

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Small, John (1737–1826), shoemaker and gamekeeper

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Agriculture and Farming. 4 words.

See Hambledon cricket club

Nyren, Richard (1734–1797), publican, baker, and cricketer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 4 words.

See Hambledon cricket club

Grillot

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 21 words.

French: nickname for a cheerful person, from a variant of grillon ‘cricket’.

Muren

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 14 words.

Slovenian: nickname from muren ‘cricket’ (the insect), probably denoting a cheerful person.