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Yanks and Britons Play Cricket--at North Pole

<i> Reuters</i>

Britain’s Royal Navy has just won a cricket match against the U.S. Navy--at the North Pole.

The British submarine Tireless and the U.S. submarine Pargo broke through the ice cap together after a month’s voyage studying the ice for research on global warming.

“Someone suggested a game of cricket,” a Defense Ministry official said Friday.

The British provided bats, ball and stumps and the players tried not to skid too much on a leveled stretch of polar ice. Who won was classified information, although Royal Navy sources leaked word that it was the British.

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