USA v Canada and cricket’s brush with the American dream

CricInfo features an extract from new book A Corner of Every Foreign Field by Tim Brooks
“The interest north and south of the Hudson was sufficient for regular games between St George’s and the Toronto Club to be staged by 1840 and this led to what would prove to be a historic fixture at the St George’s Club, Manhattan, in late September 1844. It pitted Canada against the United States and was the first ever international, not only in cricket but in any modern sport. A reported 20,000 watched Canada emerge victorious in a low-scoring, two innings match played over two days.”
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