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Old 05-24-2017, 02:28 AM
The Stafford Cripps The Stafford Cripps is offline
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Carr's are a biscuit company, so my WAG is that this was a free gift sold with boxes of biscuits.

Cricket has been around for several centuries, but by 1890 other sports were very well established in Britain.

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Horace, c.1890, a horse of such exquisite sensibility that, when Fred Morley, the invariable Notts last man, left the Trent Bridge pavilion, it sidled unobtrusively toward the roller.
If true, this is funny. The horse clearly knew that Morley was a bad batsman, and that it would be expected to soon pull the roller to prepare the pitch for the other team's innings.