Village cricket match short story

Does anyone know who wrote a short story about a village cricket match? I remember it being read to us one rainy day way back in prep school. it dealt with the laziness of summer . anyhelp would be greatly appreciated.
19:35 Thu 01st Jul 2004
 
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"England, their England" by A G MacDonell has an account of a village cricket match which is very funny if old fashioned.
01:05 Fri 02nd Jul 2004 Go To Best Answer

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It could be The Cricket Match by Hugh De Selincourt
The Cricket Match is a novel, so it wouldn't be that. There are dozens of cricket short stories - do you have any further details to narrow it down?
"England, their England" by A G MacDonell has an account of a village cricket match which is very funny if old fashioned.
England, Their England is also a novel: USOldWet said quite specifically that he/she wanted information on a short story - althogh E,TE is an exceptionally funny book.
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I may have been mistaken about it being a short story. It could have been a chapter from a novel. Thank you all for your responses.....now if I can only find copies of these books here in the US.
Peter Tinniswood? The Long Room?
I wonder if its from Dicken's The Pickwick Paperd. Chapter seven describes the cricket match between Dingley Dell and Muggleton.
Hugh De Selincourt also wrote several short stories which were published together under the title "The Game of the Season", but do get hold of a copy of "the Cricket Match" as well because it is a wonderful book.
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Thanks everyone for your answers. It is the Chapter from England, Their England that I was looking for!
Ah, life is so very different now.
I can see the Blacksmith huffing and puffing coming over the slope to bowl!

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