History of Australian cricket from 1890–91 to 1900

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This article describes the history of Australian cricket from the 1890–91 season until 1900.

As in England, cricket in Australia from about 1890 until the First World War has been recalled as a Golden Age. The 1890s saw the emergence of great Australian players like Joe Darling, Clem Hill, Monty Noble and above all Victor Trumper, the supreme stylist who epitomised the glitter of this era not only in Australia but in England also.

Domestic cricket[edit]

The highlight of the decade was the establishment of the famous Sheffield Shield to be contested as a national championship by Australian colonial sides from the 1892–93 season. The Shield was donated by Lord Sheffield during the 1891–92 tour by his England XI, captained by W G Grace.

For details of domestic matches in the 1890s, including Sheffield Shield contests, see List of Australian intercolonial cricket matches and Intercolonial cricket in Australia.

Sheffield Shield winners[edit]

Leading players by season[edit]

The lists below give the leading first-class runscorers and wicket-takers in each domestic season.

Batsmen[edit]

Bowlers[edit]

International cricket[edit]

International tours of Australia[edit]

England 1891–92[edit]

For information about this tour, see : English cricket team in Australia in 1891-92

England 1894–95[edit]

For information about this tour, see : English cricket team in Australia in 1894-95

England 1897–98[edit]

For information about this tour, see : English cricket team in Australia in 1897–98

New Zealand 1898–99[edit]

The New Zealand cricket team made its inaugural tour of Australia in the 1898–99 season, playing two first-class matches in February.

For information about this tour, see : New Zealand cricket team in Australia in 1898–99

Notes[edit]


External sources[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993
  • David Frith, The Golden Age of Cricket 1890–1914, Lutterworth, 1978