United States cricket team in Canada in 1845

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The United States cricket team in Canada in 1845 was the second to visit another country following Canada's visit to the USA in 1844.

Canada and USA staged the second-ever cricket international at McGill University, Montreal on 30 and 31 July. Canada won the match by 61 runs after USA had won the toss and decided to field.[1]

Canada scored 80 in their first innings with a top score of 29 by C J Birch while Henry Groom captured 5 wickets. USA replied with 79, George Sharpe taking 6 wickets, but Canada improved in the second innings and made 135, a good score in the contemporary conditions. Sharpe, making a fine all-round contribution, scored 31 and Lieutenant Hornby scored 35. Groom took another four wickets. Needing 137 to win, USA could only manage 75 after D Winckworth took eight wickets.[1]


  1. ^ a b Canada v USA 1845 – scorecard, CricketArchive.  Retrieved on 27 November 2010.

Further reading[edit]

  • Rowland Bowen, Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970
  • Roy Morgan, Encyclopedia of World Cricket, SportsBooks Ltd, 2007

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