01/03/2009

‘Crekette’ is not English

This should shut up the English.

Paul Campbell, of the department of English and theatre at the Australian National University, in Canberra, uncovered a reference to the sport in a 1533 poem, attributed to John Skelton, a popular poet and playwright of the day, in which he links it to immigrants from Flanders, in modern day Belgium, France and Holland.

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