Kōrero: Sport and society

'Bachelors vs benedicts' cricket game, 1854

'Bachelors vs benedicts' cricket game, 1854

This humorous account from the Lyttelton Times in April 1854 records the last game of the season for the Christchurch Cricket Club in which nine married men were soundly defeated by 11 bachelors. Such groupings arose because of the lack of other club teams to play.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Lyttelton Times, 29 April 1854, p. 7

Permission of the National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Greg Ryan, 'Sport and society - Sport comes to New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/39374/bachelors-vs-benedicts-cricket-game-1854 (accessed 18 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Greg Ryan, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013