Vladimir Putin

Matthews, The Honourable R.C.

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An expression of appreciation to the press for their coverage of the Canadian Cricket Team's games in England. Some figures that indicate to what extent cricket is played in Ontario. Some history of cricket in Canada. The speaker's determination to take a Canadian cricket team to England and the story of how he did so. Team selection. Arrival in England. Watching the test matches. Practises. Impressions from other observers. The schedule of 15 games. A description of several school and country games. A review of the performance of the team. Playing at Lord's, the ambition of every cricketer. Reference to the players who opposed the Canadian team. Reporting in the press. Some comments on the weather conditions. The high opinion of Canadian cricket in England.