It's Not Cricket .... or is it?

June 4, 2011 | Kathryn

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Interested in the game of cricket?  This month's Curator's Choice demonstrates the popularity of this game in late 19th century Toronto.  Photographs, programs, ribbons and other printed ephemera from Special Collections are currently being exhibited on the 4th floor of the Toronto Reference Library.  Here's a preview of what you will find on display:


T 13359 - JRR 335
                                    Gentlemen of England vs Toronto Cricket Club (1872)

This match played from September 2-4, 1872 at the Toronto Cricket Club Grounds which were on College Street near Queen's Park.



                       Program for 3 matches played at the Toronto Cricket Grounds in 1879




Toronto Cricket Club

                                              Toronto Cricket Club at Hamilton, 1886



Ribbon_monday july 13

    Ribbon worn by spectators.  The game took 2 days to play.                                    Canada lost by 37 runs.  1891