South of England cricket team

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The South of England appeared in first-class cricket between 1836 and 1961, most often in the showcase North v. South matches against the North of England although there were also games against touring teams, MCC and others.

The inaugural North v. South fixture was held at Lord’s on 11 & 12 July 1836. The North won by 6 wickets.

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  • Rowland Bowen, Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970
  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 2 (1827-1840), Lillywhite, 1862