A kind of game with balls, formerly common in England, esp. with young women. « Nausicaa With other virgins did at stoolball
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• (n.) A kind of game with balls, formerly common in England, esp. with young women.
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Stoolball is an eleven-a-side ball game played with a ball slightly smaller than a rounders ball and a bat with a flat and bevelled side. The game is played on a pitch 16 yards long with a bowling crease 1 yard long at a distance of 10 yards from either wicket. The wickets are boards 1 foot square mounted on stakes, the top of the wicket being 4 fe
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Stoolball is a sport that dates back to at least the 15th century, originating in Sussex, southern England. It may be an ancestor of cricket (a game it resembles), baseball, and rounders, in fact Stoolball is sometimes called `Cricket in the air`. Traditionally it was played by milkmaids who used their milking stools as a `wicket`. The game`s...
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