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Australian cricket team in England in 1880

The Australian cricket team in England in 1880 played nine first-class matches including one Test, which was the first ever played in England. They were captained by W.L. Murdoch. The team had difficulty in arranging fixtures against the counties, and prior to the Test match in early September had played only four matches that are now rated as first-class (as well as many fixtures against weaker opposition), despite having already been in England for almost four months.

The Test was a late addition to the programme, being arranged at the instigation of the Surrey secretary, C. W. Alcock, who asked Lord Harris to put together a side. A. N. Hornby, Tom Emmett and George Ulyett refused to play, having unpleasant memories of the Sydney Riot of 1879, but Australia were also seriously handicapped, being without their star bowler, Fred Spofforth.

The Australians won 4, drew 3 and lost 2 of their first-class fixtures. Their only loss other than to England was to Nottinghamshire. That defeat was by only one wicket and came in a match in which they played a man short.

Australian tour party

The Australian team that toured England in 1880.

The Australian party consisted of: W.L. Murdoch (captain), A.C. Bannerman, J.McC. Blackham, G.J. Bonnor, H.F. Boyle, T.U. Groube, A.H. Jarvis, P.S. McDonnell, W.H. Moule, G.E. Palmer, J. Slight, F.R. Spofforth, G. Alexander (player-manager).

Tour matches

No. Date Opponents Venue Result Ref
13–14 May 18 of St Luke's Antelope Ground, Southampton Won by an innings and 22 runs [1]
1 17–18 May Derbyshire County Ground, Derby Won by eight wickets [2]
18 May Derbyshire (fill-up match) County Ground, Derby Drawn [3]
20–22 May 18 of Longsight East Road, Longsight, Manchester Won by ten wickets [4]
22 May 18 of Longsight (fill-up match) East Road, Longsight, Manchester Drawn [5]
27–29 May 18 of Rochdale Butcher Meadow, Rochdale Won by an innings and 26 runs [6]
29 May 18 of Rochdale (fill-up match) Butcher Meadow, Rochdale Drawn [7]
31 May–2 June 18 of Keighley Hard Ings Road, Keighley Drawn [8]
3–4 June 18 of Burnley and District Turf Moor, Burnley Won by an innings and 27 runs [9]
5 June 18 of Burnley and District (fill-up match) Turf Moor, Burnley Drawn [10]
7–9 June 18 of Malton Old Malton Road, Malton Won by four wickets [11]
2 10–11 June Yorkshire Dewsbury and Savile Ground, Dewsbury Won by five wickets [12]
11–12 June Yorkshire (fill-up match) Dewsbury and Savile Ground, Dewsbury Drawn [13]
14–16 June 18 of North Ormeau Cricket Ground, Belfast Won by nine wickets [14]
17–18 June 18 of Dublin University College Park, Dublin Drawn [15]
21–23 June 18 of Birmingham Aston Lower Grounds, Birmingham Won by an innings and 9 runs [16]
23 Jun 1880 18 of Birmingham (fill-up match) Aston Lower Grounds, Birmingham Drawn [17]
24–26 June 18 of Northampton St. James' End, Northampton Won by eight wickets [18]
28–29 June 18 of Harrogate St. George's Road, Harrogate Won by ten wickets [19]
29–30 June 18 of Harrogate St. George's Road, Harrogate Drawn [20]
1–3 July 18 of Newcastle upon Tyne Bath Road Ground, Newcastle upon Tyne Drawn [21]
5–6 Jul 1880 18 of Middlesbrough Linthorpe Road West Ground, Middlesbrough Won by an innings and 26 runs [22]
7 July 18 of Middlesbrough (fill-up match) Linthorpe Road West Ground, Middlesbrough Drawn [23]
8–10 July 18 of Broughton Broughton Cricket Club Ground, Salford Drawn [24]
12–14 July Leicestershire Grace Road, Leicester Drawn [25]
16–17 July 18 of Werneth The Coppice, Oldham Won by an innings and 21 runs [26]
17 July 18 of Werneth (fill-up match) The Coppice, Oldham Drawn [27]
19–20 July 18 of Crystal Palace Crystal Palace Park, Crystal Palace Won by ten wickets [28]
3 22–24 July Yorkshire Fartown, Huddersfield Drawn [29]
26–28 July 18 of Hull Argyle Street, Hull Drawn [30]
29–31 July 18 of Crewe Alexandra Athletic Ground, Crewe Drawn [31]
4 2–4 August Gloucestershire Clifton College Close Ground, Clifton, Bristol Won by 68 runs [32]
4 August Gloucestershire (fill-up match) Clifton College Close Ground, Clifton, Bristol Won by ten wickets [33]
5–7 August 18 of Hunslet Woodhouse Hill Ground, Hunslet Won by eight wickets [34]
7 August 18 of Hunslet (fill-up match) Woodhouse Hill Ground, Hunslet Drawn [35]
9–10 August 18 of Bradford Park Avenue Cricket Ground, Bradford Won by ten wickets [36]
10–11 August 18 of Bradford (fill-up match) Park Avenue Cricket Ground, Bradford Won by three wickets [37]
12–13 August 18 of Sunderland Chester Road, Sunderland Won by an innings and 38 runs [38]
13–14 August 18 of Sunderland (fill-up match) Chester Road, Sunderland Drawn [39]
19–21 August 18 of Scarborough North Marine Road, Scarborough Lost by 90 runs [40]
23–25 August 18 of Yeadon White Swan Ground, Yeadon Won by an innings and 65 runs [41]
26–28 August 18 of Stockport Higher Hilgate, Stockport Lost by 100 runs [42]
28 August 15 of Stockport (fill-up match) Higher Hilgate, Stockport Drawn [43]
30 August–1 September 18 of Hastings Central Recreation Ground, Hastings Drawn [44]
5 6–8 September ENGLAND Kennington Oval, London Lost by five wickets [45]
10–11 September 18 of Glasgow Titwood, Glasgow Drawn [46]
6 13–15 September Sussex County Ground, Hove Drawn [47]
16–18 September Scotland Raeburn Place, Edinburgh Won by six wickets [48]
7 20–22 September Players of the North Park Avenue Cricket Ground, Bradford Drawn [49]
8 23–25 September Nottinghamshire Trent Bridge, Nottingham Lost by one wicket [50]
9 27–29 September Players Crystal Palace Park, Crystal Palace Won by two wickets [51]
29 September Players (fill-up match) Crystal Palace Park, Crystal Palace Drawn [52]

Test match

6–8 September 1880
Scorecard
v
420 (210.3 overs)
W. G. Grace 152 (294)
William Moule 3/23 (12.3 overs)
149 (75.1 overs)
Harry Boyle 36* (47)
Fred Morley 5/56 (32 overs)
57/5 (33.3 overs)
Frank Penn 27* (46)
Joey Palmer 3/35 (16.3 overs)
327 (f/o) (176.3 overs)
Billy Murdoch 153* (358)
Fred Morley 3/90 (61 overs)
England won by 5 wickets
Kennington Oval, London
Umpires: H. H. Stephenson (Eng) and Bob Thoms (Eng)

See also

References

  1. ^ "St Luke's v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  2. ^ "Derbyshire v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  3. ^ "Derbyshire v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  4. ^ "Longsight v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  5. ^ "Longsight v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  6. ^ "Rochdale v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  7. ^ "Rochdale v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  8. ^ "Keighley v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  9. ^ "Burnley and District v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  10. ^ "Burnley and District v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  11. ^ "Malton v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  12. ^ "Yorkshire v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  13. ^ "Yorkshire v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  14. ^ "North v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  15. ^ "Dublin University v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  16. ^ "Birmingham v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  17. ^ "Birmingham v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  18. ^ "Northampton v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  19. ^ "Harrogate v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  20. ^ "Harrogate v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  21. ^ "Newcastle upon Tyne v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  22. ^ "Middlesbrough v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  23. ^ "Middlesbrough v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  24. ^ "Broughton v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  25. ^ "Leicestershire v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  26. ^ "Werneth v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  27. ^ "Werneth v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  28. ^ "Crystal Palace v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  29. ^ "Yorkshire v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  30. ^ "Hull v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  31. ^ "Crewe v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  32. ^ "Gloucestershire v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  33. ^ "Gloucestershire v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  34. ^ "Hunslet v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  35. ^ "Hunslet v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  36. ^ "Bradford v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  37. ^ "Bradford v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  38. ^ "Sunderland v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  39. ^ "Sunderland v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  40. ^ "Scarborough v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  41. ^ "Yeadon v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  42. ^ "Stockport v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  43. ^ "Stockport v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  44. ^ "Hastings v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  45. ^ "England v Australia". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  46. ^ "Glasgow v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  47. ^ "Sussex v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  48. ^ "Scotland v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  49. ^ "Players of the North v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  50. ^ "Nottinghamshire v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  51. ^ "Players v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  52. ^ "Players v Australians". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 August 2023.

Sources

Annual reviews

  • James Lillywhite's Cricketers' Annual (Red Lilly) 1881
  • John Lillywhite's Cricketer's Companion (Green Lilly) 1881
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1881

Further reading

  • Derek Birley, A Social History of English Cricket, Aurum, 1999
  • 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
  • Ralph Barker & Irving Rosenwater, England v Australia: A compendium of Test cricket between the countries 1877-1968, Batsford, 1969, ISBN 0-7134-0317-9, pp6–7.
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