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the return-crease, when he delivers the ball, the umpire, unasked, must call No Ball. If the striker runs a short notch, the umpire must call, No Notch.

The umpire at the bowler's wicket shall be first applied to decide on all catches.

The umpires are not to be changed during the match, but by the consent of both parties.


If the notches of one player are laid against another, the bets depend on the first innings, unless otherwise specified.

If the bets are made upon both innings, and one party beats the other in one innings, the notches in the first innings shall determine the bet.

But if the other party goes in a second time, then the bet must be determined by the numbers on the score.

TENNIS. A TENNIS-COURT is usually ninety-six of 4 ninety-seven feet long, by thirty-three of four in breadth. A net hangs across the middle, over which the ball must be struck, to make any stroke good. At the entrance of a tennis-cour there is a long covered passage before the dedans, the place where spectators usually are; into which, whenever a ball is played, it counts for a certain stroke. This long passage is divided into dilferent apartments, which are called galleries, use.

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from the line towards the dedans, is the first gal-
lery; door, second gallery; and the last gallery,
which is called the service-side. From the dedans
to the last gallery are the figures, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
each at a yard distance, marking the chaces, one
of the most essential parts of this game. On the
other side of the line is the first gallery ; door,
second gallery; and last gallery, which is called
the hazard-side: every ball played into the last -
gallery on this side tells for a certain stroke, the
same as into the dedans. Between the second
and this last gallery are the figures 1, 2, marking
the chaces on the hazard-side. Over this long
gallery is the pent-house, on which the ball is
played from the the service-side to begin a set of
tennis, and if the player fails striking the ball (so
as to rebound from the pent-house) over a certain
line on the service-side, it is reckoned a fault;
two of them are counted for a stroke. If the balí
passes round the pent-house, on the opposite
side of the court, and falls beyond a particular
described line, it is called passe, goes for nothing,
and the player is to serve again.

On the right-hand of the court from the dedans,
a part of the wall projects more than the rest, in
· order to make a variety in the stroke, and render

it more difficult to be returned by the adversary,
and is called the tambour: the grill is the last
thing on the right-hand, wherein if the ball is
struck, it is reckoned 15, or a certain stroke.
· A set of tennis consists of six games, but if
what is called an advantage set is played, two
successive games above five games must be won
to decide; or in case it should be six games all,
two games must still be won on one side to con
clude the set..

When the player gives his service in order to

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begin the set, his adversary is supposed to return the ball, wherever it falls after the first rebound, untouched; for. example: if at the figure 1, the chace is called at a yard, that is to say, at a yard from the dedans; this chace, remains till a second service is given, and if the player on the serviceside lets the ball go after his adversary returns it, and if the ball falls on or between any one of these figures, they must change sides, for he will be then on the hazard-side to play for the first chace, which if he wins by striking the ball so as to fall, after its first rebound, nearer to the dedans than the figure 1, without his adversary being able to return it from its first rebound, he wins a stroke, and then proceeds in like manner to win a second stroke, &c. If a ball falls on a line with the first gallery, door, second gallery or last gallery, the chace is likewise called at such or such a place, naming the gallery, &c. When it is just put over the line, it is called a chace at the line. If the player on the service-side returns a ball with such force as to strike the wall on the hazardside, so as to rebound, after the first hop, over the line, it is also called a chace at the line.

The chaces on the hazard-side proceed from the ball being returned either too hard, or not hard enough; so that the ball, after its first rebound, falls on this side the line which describes the hazard-side chaces, in which case it is a chace at 1, 2, &c. provided there is no chace depending, and according to the spot where it exactly, talis. When they change sides, the player in order to win this chace must put the ball over the line, any where, so that his adversary does not return it. When there is no chace on the hazard-side, all balls put over the line from the service-side, without being returned, reckon.

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The game, instead of being marked one, two, three, four, is called for the first stroke, fifteen; for the second, thirty; for the third, forty; and for the fourth, Game, unless the players get four strokes each; then, instead of calling it forty all, it is called Deuce, after which, as soon as any strake is got, it is called Advantage ; and in case the strokes become equal again, Deuce again; till one or the other gets two strokes following, to win the game.

The odds at this game are very uncertain, on account of the chances : and various methods of giving odds have been used to render a match

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A Bisque is the lowest odds given, (except choice of the sides,) and is the liberty of scoring a stroke whenever the player, who receives the advantage, chooses; for example, let a game be forty to thirty, he who is forty by taking the Bisque, becomes game.

Fifteen is a stroke given at the beginning of a game.

Half thirty, is fifteen given the first game, and thirty the second; and so on to the whole thirty, forty, &c.

Half-court, is confining the player to play into the adversary's half-court, and is of great advantage to the adversary.

Touch no Wall, is another great advantage given to the adversary.

Round Service, is serving the ball round the pent-house.

Barring the Hazards, is not reckoning the dedans, tambour, grill, or the last gallery, or the hazard-side, &c.

The odds generally laid, making allowance for particular circumstances, are as follow:

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The first stroke being won between even players, that is, 15 love, the odds are,

Of the single game ........
Thirty love .......
Forty love .......
Thirty fifteen .......
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Forty thirty .................
The odds of a four game set, when

first game is won, are............
· When two games love ............

Three games love ................
When two games to one ..........

Three games to one ..............
The odds of a six game set, when the

first game is won, are ........... When two games love ............... Three games love ...............

.................. 10 Four games love ......

.. 1 Five games love .............. When two games to one ......

Three games to one .......
Four games to one .........

Five games to one .........
When three games to two .....

Four games to two .........

Five games to two ............. When four games to three .......... Five games to three ...

...... The odds of an advantage set, when the

first game is won, are............ When two games love ..., • Three games loye ......

Four games love .........

Five games love .......... When two. games to one ......

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