Taking pleasure in this glorious pastime, 1864

To the reader

In offering our first edition of the CRICKETER'S ALMANACK to the patrons of the Noble Game, we have taken great pains to collect a certain amount of information, which we trust will prove interesting to all those that take pleasure in this glorious pastime. Should the present work meet with but moderate success, it is intended next year to present our readers with a variety of other matches, which the confined nature of an Almanack precludes us from doing this year.

JOHN WISDEN & Co.

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