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Australian cricket team in England in 1896

The 1896 Australian national cricket team

The Australian cricket team played 34 first-class matches in England in 1896, including 3 Tests.

Test series

England won the Test series 2–1.

First Test

22–24 June 1896
53 (22.3 overs)
J Darling 22
T Richardson 6/39 (11.3 overs)
292 (107.4 overs)
R Abel 94
CJ Eady 3/58 (29 overs)
347 (133 overs)
GHS Trott 143
JT Hearne 5/76 (36 overs)
111/4 (47.1 overs)
JT Brown 36
E Jones 2/42 (23 overs)
England won by 6 wickets
Lord's, London
Umpires: J Phillips (AUS) and WAJ West (ENG)

Second Test

16–18 July 1896
412 (170 overs)
FA Iredale 108
T Richardson 7/168 (68 overs)
231 (90 overs)
AFA Lilley 65
TR McKibbin 3/45 (19 overs)
125/7 (84.3 overs)
SE Gregory 33
T Richardson 6/76 (42.3 overs)
305 (f/o) (90.1 overs)
KS Ranjitsinhji 154*
TR McKibbin 3/61 (21 overs)
Australia won by 3 wickets
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: A Chester (ENG) and J Phillips (AUS)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • KS Ranjitsinhji (ENG) made his Test debut.

Third Test

10–12 August 1896
145 (81.3 overs)
FS Jackson 45
H Trumble 6/59 (40 overs)
119 (53.1 overs)
J Darling 47
JT Hearne 6/41 (26.1 overs)
84 (49 overs)
R Abel 21
H Trumble 6/30 (25 overs)
44 (26 overs)
TR McKibbin 16
R Peel 6/23 (12 overs)
England won by 66 runs
The Oval, London
Umpires: W Hearn (ENG) and J Phillips (AUS)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • EG Wynyard (ENG) made his Test debut.


As on previous voyages to England, the Australians had a stopover in Colombo and played a match on 1 April at Galle Face Green against a Ceylon team, which was drawn.[1]


  1. ^ "Ceylon v Australians 1896". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 June 2014.

Annual reviews

Further reading

  • 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

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