In 1835 a 'singular cricket match' between a team of married women and a team of unmarried women was reported in The Times newspaper to have aroused "considerable amusement".
The match, which was played for a prize of ten shillings and a hot supper, took place at Parsons Green, Fulham, in West London. The married women, wearing light blue dresses, batted first and were all out for 47 runs, but their unmarried opponents, dressed in white, were bowled out for 29 runs.
In their second innings, however, the single women fought back and eventually won by seven runs. Supper was provided by the White Horse on the Green.