Tuesday, March 02, 2010

14Jul1871, Brothers at Cricket

LONDON, July 14th, 1871.
—Went to Lord's for the Eton and Harrow, and had the delightful excitement of seeing Bob get 29 in a very masterly manner, he having only just scratched into the 11. It is only lately that he has begun to do at all well at cricket, but his batting is now very good : like Spencer's. A proud old grandmother of a sister I felt watching my Bob play ! the 5th brother who has been in the 11 ; poor old Albert's accident prevented him, or there would have been 6. Dined at the Stratford de Redcliffe's : I sat by him, and he was as agreeable as ever. Heard both Pitt and Fox speak when he was a boy.

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