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English cricket team in Australia in 1863–64


The team was captained by Yorkshire); and E. M. Grace (amateur; West Gloucestershire CC). Grace was the sole amateur in the party, all the other players being professionals.[1]


The first match started on 1 January 1864 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the last ended on 24 April at the same venue. Parr's team played 14 matches in Australia but only one is recognised as a first-class fixture. They played five matches in New Zealand during February.[2]


  1. ^ CricInfo; including team photo. Retrieved on 12 July 2009.
  2. ^ CricketArchive – tour itinerary. Retrieved on 12 July 2009.

Further reading

  • Derek Birley, A Social History of English Cricket, Aurum, 1999
  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993

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