Just not cricket - a dangerous game

Hertfordshire Mercury, 16th March 1907

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At Ware Petty Sessions on Tuesday, six Ware youths named William Seales, Thomas Bradshaw, Percy Sewell, Peter Jackson, Sidney Odell, and Alfred Odell, were summoned for playing a game in Cross Street, Ware, likely to be dangerous to the public, on 17th February.

Supt Duke said that it was a habit of certain lads, to the danger and annoyance of the public, to play at football, cricket and other things on Sundays, and he asked the Bench to assist him in suppressing this sort of thing.

P.S. Bell said that on February 17th he saw defendants and others playing cricket in Cross Street. When they saw him they ran away, but he found them at it again later in the day. He had received many complaints of this sort of thing, and damage had been done. The Chairman said Bradshaw would have to pay 2s. 8d. and the others 1s. 8d. each. He warned them that they were liable to a fine of £2 each.

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