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1877, June 8th, Friday

Robert Braddell went to Oxford to matriculate. Thomas Braddell came out on a visit.

Called on Mr Hiorns this evening. He said the boys might play on his field if they would behave well – bad language, smoking, etc he would not allow. He said they might play till 8.30.

1877, June 9th, Saturday

Boys at cricket. Two boys called on me and complained that the elder ones would not let them play. I went up and enquired and found that these two ?Bond? and 2nd Spicer had turned themselves out of the game.

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