History of Australian cricket from 1960–61 to 1970

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This article describes the history of Australian cricket from the 1960-61 season until 1970.

Notable Australian players early in this period included Neil Harvey, Alan Davidson and Richie Benaud, but all three rertired after the 1962-3 series against England. By then, Bobby Simpson, Bill Lawry, Wally Grout and Garth McKenzie had come to the fore.

Domestic cricket[edit]

New South Wales continued its post-war predominance until the middle of the decade.

Sheffield Shield winners[edit]

International tours of Australia[edit]

West Indies 1960-61[edit]

For more information about this tour, see : West Indian cricket team in Australia in 1960-61

New Zealand 1961-62[edit]

The New Zealand national cricket team toured Australia in the 1961-62 season and played 3 first-class matches against Western Australia, South Australia and New South Wales. New Zealand drew with Western Australia, lost to South Australia by 6 wickets and lost to New South Wales by 59 runs.

See : CricketArchive tour itinerary

England 1962-63[edit]

For more information about this tour, see : English cricket team in Australia in 1962-63

South Africa 1963-64[edit]

For more information about this tour, see : South African cricket team in Australia in 1963-64

Pakistan 1964-65[edit]

For more information about this tour, see : Pakistani cricket team in Australia in 1964-65

England 1965-66[edit]

For more information about this tour, see : English cricket team in Australia in 1965-66

India 1967-68[edit]

For more information in cenriuwyhui this tour, see : Indian cricket team in Australia in 1967-68

New Zealand 1967-68[edit]

The New Zealand national cricket team toured Australia in the 1967-68 season and played 4 first-class matches against South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales. New Zealand lost to South Australia by 24 runs; drew with both Victoria and Queensland; and lost to New South Wales by 131 runs.

See : CricketArchive tour itinerary

West Indies 1968-69[edit]

For more information about this tour, see : West Indian cricket team in Australia in 1968-69

New Zealand 1969-70[edit]

The New Zealand national cricket team toured Australia in the 1969-70 season and played 3 first-class matches against Tasmania, Victoria, and New South Wales. All three games were drawn. New Zealand joined the Australian state teams in the V&G Knockout Cup, a limited overs competition that New Zealand went on to win, defeating Victoria by 6 wickets in the final.

See : CricketArchive tour itinerary

References[edit]


External sources[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Bill Frindall, The Wisden Book of Test Cricket 1877-1978, Wisden, 1979
  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993
  • Ray Robinson, On Top Down Under, Cassell, 1975