14th Century Game gets Official Recognition

The Sports Council in England has agreed that Stoolball, a medieval game mostly localized to southeastern England, meets its criteria to be recognized as a sport. Approximately 4,000 people in the vicinity of Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire play Stoolball.

From the BBC article:

A round willow bat and wickets made of wooden boards on stakes are used to play the game, which has links to the development of cricket. There are also records of it being played in colonial Boston in North America.

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