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The Second "Gentlemen of Philadelphia" Team.

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Next summer a team of Philadelphia Cricketers will for the second time visit England and do battle with the best amateur teams of England, Scotland and Ireland. The '84 team played seventeen games in all, winning nine, losing four and drawing four, and barring a crushing defeat at the hands of the celebrated Marylebone Club, generally known as the "M. C. C.," which numbers amongst its three thousand and more members, (almost every amateur cricketer of note in England), the record of the team was very creditable. The most notable victory of the Philadelphians was that over the Gentlemen of Gloucestershire whom they defeated by seven wickets. The county was represented by its best amateurs including Dr. W. G. Grace, the Leviathan; and the victory was the more creditable if we remember that there are twenty times as many Cricketers in Gloucestershire as in Philadelphia.

The programme of the present trip includes games with the four strongest gentlemen counties-Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Gloucestershire. The last game will be played either at Lord's against Oxford or Cambridge, or at the Oval against an I Zingari eleven.

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