Punch,  41 (1861), 73.

The Cricketer's Loss and Gain



Letter, Spoof


Heat, Measurement, Nutrition, Disease

People mentioned:

Rene A F de Réaumur

    The writer of this spoof letter asks Alderman Gutch for his opinion on news that cricketers in Canterbury had played at temperatures 'above blood-heat' and 'on a full stomach', apparently oblivious to the dangers of apoplexy. Explaining how much heat must be lost by cricketers during a game, ponders the reasons why they are so obese.

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