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The Tioga Cricket Club was a cricket club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. [1] The club played their home matches at the self-titled "Tioga Cricket Club Ground", based on Westmoreland Street in Tioga, Philadelphia. [2] Their first recorded match was in 1887, [3] and in 1890, they joined the Halifax Cup, a formal tournament between a number of cricket clubs in the Philadelphia region. [4] The club was the initial home of Bart King, [5] who was described in his Wisden Cricketers' Almanack obituary as "beyond question the greatest all-round cricketer produced by America." [6] Along with the other teams in the area, Tioga contributed players to the Philadelphian cricket team, who played a number of first-class cricket matches against English opposition. [7] The club disbanded following the 1896 season. [4]


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  2. "Tioga Cricket Club Ground, Philadelphia". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  3. "Other Matches played by Tioga". CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
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  5. Melville (1998), p. 136.
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Melville, Tom (1998). The Tented Field: A History of Cricket in America. Bowling Green State University Popular Press. ISBN   0-87972-769-1.