In New York City, the English Rackets Champion wins an international match with leading U.S. player Frederick Foulkes.

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A celebrated international match-up in rackets between the twenty-one year old English Champion William Gray and Frederick Foulkes of New York for a reported purse of a thousand sovereigns took place over two days at the New York Racket Court on Thirteenth Street in New York City.  The large amounts of money wagered was won and lost when Gray emerged victorious.  A later return engagement was held on the other side of the Atlantic, at the Ulster Racket Club in Belfast.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation

"Rackets," in Ernest Bell (ed.), Handbook of Athletic Sports (London: George Bell & Sons, 1890), 47.
"Rackets: The International Rackets Match," New York Times, April 24, 1867, p.1. 

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