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King’s College Record

June 1879
…[Wed.] The Cricket match…at which the Cogswell Cricket Prize will be competed for… Thursday is the day of the Eucaenia, and the end of the Academical year.

Cricket.- a cricket match was played on the Queen’s Birthday upon the College ground, between the Incognita Club of Halifax, and the Three Elms Club… Notwithstanding the day was exceedingly cold and disagreeable, there was a large number of spectators on the field during the whole of the afternoon.
The match between the Acadia College Club and the Three Elms came off of Fri. June 6th at Wolfville.

A Cricket club has been organized by the Academy boys as the "King’s Collegiate School Cricket Club." The boys look very well on the field, in their suits of white and blue flannel.

July 1879

…Wednesday morning’s train from Halifax brought, among others eleven officers from the 101st Regiment, with whom the Three Elms Cricket Club played.

The Encaenia Cricket Match for the Cogswell Cricket Prize. A large number of ladies and gentlemen from Windsor, Halifax and elsewhere, flocked to the cricket ground to watch the match. The playing was excellent on either side, calling forth hearty applause from the interested spectators. Wickets were pitched at 11 a.m., the T.E.C.C. first going to bat and scoring 76 runs. After lunch the officers took the field and succeeded in making a score of 97 runs. The match was decided by one innings in favour of the 101st, and the prize bats awarded to Major Jervis, who made the highest score with excellent playing. Both elevens played in a masterly manner. Mr. A. Curry made the highest score in the College Club.

During the afternoon a band of twenty four instruments from the Regimental band supplied beautiful music to the great delight of players and spectators alike.


Excerpt From:
King’s College Record – Vol 1
King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Library
– King’s College Archive


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