1. A complaint from the grand jury at the Middlesex
Quarter Sessions, 7 April 1733:
We the Grand Inquest having from time to time Observed divers loose Idle and dissorderly Persons to Assemble in a certain place called Moorfields there behaving themselves in a very loose Idle and dissorderly manner by playing at Crickett tossing up half pence and in any other new invented wayes of Gaming Which we believe tends very much to the Depravation and Corruption of youth and Good manners And especially by Booths being Continually erected in Moorfields aforesaid Doe present the same as very great Grievances and hope this Court will [use?] such Methods to suppresse the same as they in their great Wisdoms shall think fitt
2. Eleven great songs about cricket (and more in the comments), inspired by Neil Hannon‘s new project The Duckworth Lewis Method. ‘Jiggery Pokery’: the best cricket song written from the perspective of Mike Gatting, ever. “How such a ball could be bowled I don’t know but, if you ask me, if it had been a cheese roll it would never have got past me”.