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English cricket team in Australia in 1886–87


English cricket team in Australia in 1886–87

The England cricket team in Australia in 1886–87, generally known as Alfred Shaw's XI, was described by Wisden as "one of the strongest that ever left England for the Colonies".[1] The team played 10 first-class matches, winning 6 with 2 draws and 2 defeats (both against New South Wales).

Test series summary

England won both the Test matches against Australia:

Team members

The party comprised 13 players, all of them professionals: Maurice Read (both Surrey); Billy Bates (Yorkshire); and James Lillywhite (Sussex).


  1. ^ Wisden Archive Online

External links

  • CricketArchive
  • Wisden Archive Online


  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1888

External links

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