English cricket team in Australia in 1873–74

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An England cricket team toured Australia in 1873-74. This was the third tour of Australia by an English team, the previous one being in 1863–64. The team is sometimes referred to as W. G. Grace's XI.

Squad[edit]

The team was captained by W. G. Grace (Gloucestershire) who was joined by Fred Grace, James Bush (both Gloucestershire); William Oscroft, Martin McIntyre (both Nottinghamshire); Harry Jupp, James Southerton, Richard Humphrey, F. H. Boult (all Surrey); Andrew Greenwood (Yorkshire); James Lillywhite (Sussex); W. R. Gilbert (Middlesex). The party consisted of five amateurs and seven professionals.[1]

Tour[edit]

The team played 15 matches in Australia but none are recognised as a first-class fixture.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rae, p.147.
  2. ^ CricketArchive – tour itinerary. Retrieved on 12 July 2009.

Further reading[edit]

  • Derek Birley, A Social History of English Cricket, Aurum, 1999
  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993
  • Simon Rae, W. G. Grace, Faber & Faber, 1999

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