Top 6 sports and games played in the 1800s

The 1800s were a time when many different sports and games were played. Some of these are still popular today, while others have fallen by the wayside. Here are 6 sports that you might not know about that people in this era enjoyed playing

1) Cricket: this is an English sport played with bat and ball by two teams on a cricket field.

2) Lacrosse: this is an Indigenous North American game with sticks to hit or throw a rubber ball into nets in goals at either end of the field

3). Golf – this was originally called ‘golf’ because it involved hitting balls around large holes in the ground

4). Tennis- This game was invented by Walter Clopton Wingfield in 1874 when he tried to make improvements to badminton

5) Croquet- This game involves knocking wooden balls through hoops

6) Archery contests shooting arrows at targets from a distance