Cosgrove Cricket

An early cricket match in 1820

Northampton Mercury 30 September 1820

On Monday the 18th inst. A Grand Cricket Match was played, between eleven gentlemen amateurs Cosgrove, this county, against eleven gentlemen amateurs of Castle Thorp, in the county of  Buckingham, for a considerable sum money; after a most severe and well contested game (in which individual and collective talent shone conspicuously), the former proved victorious. The ascension of Lunardi, in his balloon, some years since, collected an immense concourse, but the number of the spectators this occasion the exceeds the power of the pen to describes.—This well-contested match was decided in favour Cosgrove, by four runs only.