"The ball doesn't fly or anything. I just wanted to see what it felt like."
-- Alasdair Maddock to The Daily Prophet (DP1)
The Prophet reported that Maddock, a Chaser for the Montrose Magpies quidditch team, had been spotted practising headers with a Muggle football in Dorset. He had previously been suspended from the team for employing techniques from the Muggle game of basketball during a game against the Caerphilly Catapults (DP1).
Lexicon list of British and Irish Quidditch Teams
Although the date printed on the first Daily Prophet Newsletter (DP1) is 31 July 1998, the timeframe for this event is 1992-1993.
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Harry Potter Wiki: Montrose Magpies