the Great Cock Match, fought at the Saracen’s Head

On Thursday last ended the Great Cock Match, fought at the Saracen’s Head in this Town, between the Gentlemen of Derbyshire and the Gentlemen of Leicestershire, for Ten Guineas a Battle and Four Hundred Guineas the main, which could not be decided as only 48 Cocks were weighed in, and each side won 14 Battles. The Feeders for Derbyshire were REDFEARN, sen., and for Leicestershire, BUCK.

On Tuesday Morning Derbyshire won 6, Leicestershire 2.
In the Afternoon— Derbyshire 4, Leicestershire 4.
Wednesday morning—Derbyshire 3, Leicestershire 5.
In the Afternoon— Derbyshire 2, Leicestershire 6.
Thursday morning—Derbyshire 5, Leicestershire 3.
In the Afternoon— Derbyshire 4, Leicestershire 4.

It is remarkable that a Cock taken from the Pen marked No. 45 saved the Main for Leicestershire, and another Cock taken from the like No. saved the main for Derbyshire.—The second Great Match will be Fought at Nottingham in the Race Week, and is expected to be the greatest Meeting that will be this year in England.
++On Saturday last John Argyle of Barwell in this county, was convicted before the Reverend and Worshipful George Coulton, Clerk, for wilfully and unlawfully suffering his Dog to break into the Park of John Gretton Esq; of Westcote Hall, and therein killing a Deer; but upon the said offender’s great contrition, sorrow for this breach of the Law, and entering into security for his future good behaviour, at the same time delivering up his Dog, which was instantly hanged, Mr. Gretton was pleased at the intercession of the Justice, to accept of a very small fine by way of acknowledgement, and to order a stop to be put to the prosecution.