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Life is a Game
'Many Continentals think life is a game; the English think cricket is a game.' –George Mikes
I can't say I know much about cricket. Even growing up in England I was more used to seeing bowls moreso than cricket. But a bit like the fencing, it does look like a very elegant sport and the closest I got to playing it was at school when we used to play rounders. I really loved playing rounders and used to regularly whack it out of the park. My classmares would all be wary, when it was my turn to bat. Good times! And speaking of good times, I can imagine these vintage cricket balls being flown through the air with the greatest of ease. Each ball is slightly unique with white stitching detail. And if you are worried about losing them during play you can use them as lovely deco objects in a bronze or copper bowl for example, as juggling balls or as a paper weight. There are endless possibilities.
Material: Leather with stitching
Style: 20th century ca. 1940
Size: Circumference 10cm
Ps. Did you know that the origin of cricket is unknown. There is a consensus of expert opinion that it was probably created during Saxon or Norman times by children living in the Weald, an area of dense woodlands and clearings in south-east England that lies across Kent and Sussex.There have been several speculations about the game's origins including some that it was created in France or Flanders.
It is generally believed that cricket survived as a children's game for many generations before it was increasingly taken up by adults around the beginning of the 17th century. Possibly cricket was derived from bowls, assuming bowls is the older sport, by the intervention of a batsman trying to stop the ball from reaching its target by hitting it away. Playing on sheep-grazed land or in clearings, the original implements may have been a matted lump of sheep’s wool (or even a stone or a small lump of wood) as the ball; a stick or a crook or another farm tool as the bat; and a stool or a tree stump or a gate (e.g., a wicket gate) as the wicket. (Source: Wikipedia)
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