Every boy's book: a complete encyclopædia of sports and amusements, ed. by E. Routledge

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Routledge, 1881 - 904 pages

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Page 159 - no ball" or a "wide ball," the striker shall be allowed as many runs as he can get, and he shall not be put out except by running out. In the event of no run being obtained by any other means, then one run shall be added to the score of "no balls" or "wide balls," as the case may be. All runs obtained for "wide balls
Page 101 - I suppose the pastime received the appellation of nine men's morris ; but why it should have been called five-penny morris, I do not know. The manner of playing is briefly this : two persons, having each of them nine pieces, or men, lay them down alternately, one by one, upon the spots ; and the business of either party is to prevent his antagonist from placing three of his pieces so as to form a row of three, without the intervention of an opponent piece.
Page 159 - Or, if in running the wicket be struck down by a throw, or by the hand or arm (with ball in hand), before his bat (in hand) or some part of his person be grounded over the popping crease.
Page 533 - I fixed a leathern trunk or hose well liquored with bees wax and oil, and long enough to fall below the bung-hole, being kept down by a weight appended : so that the air in the upper part of the barrels could not escape, unless the lower ends of these hose were first lifted up. " The air-barrels being thus prepared, I fitted them with tackle proper to make them rise and fall alternately, after the manner of two buckets in a well ; which was done with...
Page 705 - J'adoube," or words to that effect, his adversary may compel him to take it ; but if it cannot be legally taken, he may oblige him to move the King : should his King, however, be so posted that he cannot be legally moved, no penalty can be inflicted.
Page 111 - But for the trout the dew-worm, which some also call the lob-worm, and the brandling are the chief; and especially the first for a great trout, and the latter for a less. There be also of lob-worms some called squirrel-tails, a worm that has a red head, a streak down the back, and a broad tail, which are noted to be the best because they are the toughest and most lively and live longest in the water; for you are to know that a dead worm is but a dead bait and like to catch nothing, compared to a...
Page 706 - If a player make a false move, castle improperly, &c., &c., the adversary must take notice of such irregularity before he touches a Piece or Pawn, or he will not be allowed to inflict any penalty.
Page 161 - The ball must be hit before the bounds to entitle the striker to a run, which run cannot be obtained unless he touch the...
Page 160 - After the ball shall have been finally settled in the wicket-keeper's or bowler's hand, it shall be considered dead ; but when the bowler is about to deliver the ball, if the striker at his wicket go outside the...
Page 160 - The Umpires are the sole judges of fair or unfair play ; and all disputes shall be determined by them, each at his own wicket; but in case of a catch which the Umpire at the wicket bowled from cannot see sufficiently to decide upon, he may apply to the other Umpire, whose opinion shall be conclusive.

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