Playing Croquet - The Reliable Book Of Outdoor Games; Containing Official Rules For Playing Base Ball, Foot Ball, Cricket, Lacrosse, Tennis, Croquet, Etc


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: a cross bar eight feet from the ground. Then there are two posts set in the ground twenty-one feet from the goal posts. To score a'goal t e ball must be driven between the oal postsland beneath the cross bar. When the gall is sent between the goal posts but over the cross bar it counts a point. as does also the driving of the hall between the goal 'pleats and the stakes set twenty-one feet awag. en no goals are scored the game is deci ed on the Eoiuts made, but one goal will beat any num er of points. ' When the ball is driven over a goal line outside of all the posts, the goal keeper has a free kick, and this part of the game always excites enthusiasm. 'he ball is placed on the ground in front of the goal line, and the goal keeper. who is usually selected for his size and kickin ability, takes a position back of the line and makes a cyclonic rush at the ball, delivering a resounding kick that usually sends the sphere well towards the opposite goal. The time of play is one hour. with an intermission of ten minutes at half time; and when the sturdy exponents of the game have kicked and pounded the leather for an hour, with the accompanying running and struggling, they are in condition to be thankful fora rest. It is a game that requires great strength and vitality in the players. The games of football as played in this country include the contests Iplayed under the American Oollegle code, the 'nglish Association code, and the ru es governing the Gaelic game, the latter of which is the favorite with the Irish and Scotch residents, the Association being the Englishman's best game, and the College game the society footbal fad, and the rougher it is and the greater the chance of seeing the wrestling and...

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