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1. J. M. Barrie founded a celebrity cricket team with Arthur Conan Doyle, H. G. Wells, Jerome K. Jerome, G. K. Chesterton, A. A. Milne, Rudyard Kipling and P. G. Wodehouse.
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2. You can get a rough estimate of the temperature by counting the number of times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds, then adding 37.
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3. In the 1890s, Samoan cricket matches had teams of up to 150 a side and lasted for over a fortnight.
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4. Five baby girls in the US in 2012 were named Cricket.
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5. The Duke of Wellington played cricket for Ireland.
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6. Cricket was allowed under the Taliban, but applause by the crowd was banned.
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7. You can determine the temperature by counting the number of chirps made by crickets.

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