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English cricket team in Australia in 1891–92

 

English cricket team in Australia in 1891–92

The England national cricket team toured Australia and Ceylon in 1891-92.

The team, captained by Sheffield Shield to Australian domestic first-class cricket.

29 matches were played in total, of which 12 were won, two lost and 15 drawn. Eight of the games were first-class including three Tests versus Australia. Australia won the Test series 2-1.

The other five first-class matches were versus New South Wales (twice), South Australia and Victoria (twice).

Test series summary

Players

England was captained by W G Grace and had Hylton Philipson.

Australia was captained by Jack Lyons, William Bruce, Charlie Turner, Harry Moses, Harry Trott, Bob McLeod, Harry Donnan, Sydney Callaway, Walter Giffen, Syd Gregory.

Ceylon

The team used Colombo as a stopover during its long sea voyage and played a match in October 1891 on Galle Face Green against a local side that was not first-class. This was the third time that an English cricket team had visited Ceylon.[1]

References

  1. ^ "Ceylon v Lord Sheffield's XI 1891". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 

External links

  • CricketArchive tour itinerary

Further reading

  • The Wisden Book of Test Cricket 1877-1978 by Bill Frindall
  • WG Grace: His Life and Times by Eric Midwinter
  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack 2006
  • Comical cricket in rhyme & picture by Catch-a-catch. Melbourne 1891.
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