Lancashire Legends, Traditions, Pageants, Sports, &c./Part 3/Spell and Nur


Spell and nur is played somewhat differently in the neighbourhood of Burnley, from what is said of it by Strutt in his "Sports and Pastimes." The game has also been discussed in Notes and Queries. If the ball is struck so as to diverge too much either to the right or to the left of fixed marks, the player loses the number of his wide balls. These limits are agreed upon by the players before the game is commenced.