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    St George's Ground, New York.

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    Not what I have but the source I looked up might not be definitive. Can you give me a year? (If its post 1800 it isn't St. George's).

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    Quote Originally Posted by the big bambino View Post
    Which ground hosted the first recorded game outside England? (If you have a different answer to mine that could reflect that I haven't been able to check all the records before posting the question or you have something to tell the game's historians).
    Launceston 1851, TAS v VIC was the first official game in Australia. But that's probably not the answer because it will be somewhere tricky like Philadelphia, or perhaps a Welsh village with an unpronounceable name containing the entire alphabet times two.

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    Yeah, i miss-read the question as the first international match.


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    Not Welsh and not unpronounceable. A very economical 7 letters split over two words. You don't have to cross the ocean to get to this ground from England. I'm going for a walk now. Will be about half an hour. I'll think of another clue and post it when I get back if the right answer isn't given.

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    Think Scotland and the 1780s. I found the place in a well known archive

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    Sorry i didn't mean to kill the thread. The 1st recorded game outside England occured at The Arns, Alloa according to cricketarchive, in 1785. There the Hon Col Talbot's XI smited the Duke of Atholl's XI by 94 runs. I would have suspected the result to be engineered to flatter the social hierarchy of the times but unless Talbot ranks the Duke that didn't happen. In fact the Duke (who opened the batting and the bowling) had his stumps scattered by the lowly Meares in his second inning for a duck. The Duke's XI also had the Earl of Winchilsea playing for them. No doubt being groomed as a future captain.

    Since Watson came closest I'll hand over the next question to him.

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    OK then.

    Which batsman practiced his shots nude in front of the mirror prior to a big match?
    Last edited by watson; 06-03-2014 at 01:45 AM.

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    Swampy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Spitter View Post
    Swampy.
    Yep.

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