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At cricket he was equally good as a bat and as a wicket-keeper.

Here is the Sussex county cricket ground.

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The company owns a park with football and cricket grounds.

Provision is made for cricket, football and other games in a number of the parks.

To the north of the old town are the East and West Parks and the Hampshire county cricket ground, and to the south the small Queen's Park.

The principal modern pleasure grounds are Kennington Park (20 acres), and Brockwell Park (127 acres) south of Brixton, and near the southern end of Kennington Road is Kennington Oval, the ground of the Surrey County Cricket Club, the scene of its home matches and of other important fixtures.

The mole cricket (Gryllotalpa vulgaris) and various cockroaches (Blattidae) are also amongst the pests found in this order.

The village is remarkable for some old houses, including a timbered house of the 15th century, and for a noted factory of cricket implements.

His death came very unexpectedly, after an injury in a local cricket match.

Part is laid out as an 18-hole golf course; a section is reserved for cricket and football; a portion has been railed off for a race-course, and a bathing-station has been erected.

As if to celebrate a victory over everybody, a cricket chirped in a crack in the wall.

Kennington Oval is the ground of the Surrey County Cricket Club.

The ground of the Essex County Cricket Club is at Leyton.

Farther south lies the King's Park, chiefly devoted to golf, cricket, football and curling, and containing also a race-course.

The founder, Thomas Lord (1814), at first established a cricket ground in the present Dorset Square, but it was soon moved here.

The mulundo bears a fruit about the size of a cricket ball covered with a hard green shell and containing scarlet pips like a pomegranate.

Lord's, as it is called, is the headquarters of the M.C.C. (Marylebone Cricket Club), the governing body of the game; here are played the home matches of this club and of the Middlesex County Cricket Club, the Oxford and Cambridge, Eton and Harrow, and other well-known fixtures.

The new hall (1876), the organ there, entirely his gift (1885), and the cricket ground (1889), remain as external monuments of the master's activity.

On the south-east of the city lie Moore Park, 600 acres in extent, containing two fine cricket grounds and the show grounds of the agricultural society, and Centennial Park, formerly a water reserve of 768 acres.