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Commonwealth XI cricket team in India, Pakistan and Ceylon in 1949–50

A Commonwealth XI cricket team toured Ceylon, India and Pakistan from October 1949 to March 1950 and played 21 first-class matches, including five against an All-India XI.[1]

Captained by Jock Livingston, who also kept wicket in some games, the team had several well-known players including Frank Worrell, George Tribe, Bill Alley, Cec Pepper, George Dawkes and George Pope. Most of the players were professionals in the Lancashire League or the Central Lancashire League. About half the team were Australians, two were West Indians, and the rest were English.[2]

Matches

The first-class matches are numbered.

No. Date Opponents Venue Result Ref
1 9–11 October Indian Universities Brabourne Stadium, Bombay Drawn [3]
2 15–16 October Western India States Commerce College Ground, Ahmedabad Won by an innings and 122 runs [4]
3 21–23 October Holkar Yeshwant Club Ground, Indore Won by one wicket [5]
4 29 October–1 November North Zone Baradari Ground, Patiala Drawn [6]
5 5–7 November Services Irwin Stadium, Delhi Won by ten wickets [7]
6 11–15 November INDIA (1st "Test") Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi Won by nine wickets [8]
18–19 November North West Frontier Province Governor’s XI Peshawar Club Ground, Peshawar Drawn [9]
21–22 November Commander-in-Chief’s XI Pindi Club Ground, Rawalpindi Drawn [10]
7 25–27 November Pakistan Bagh-e-Jinnah, Lahore Won by an innings and 177 runs [11]
8 2–4 December Karachi and Sind Karachi Gymkhana Ground, Karachi Won by six wickets [12]
6–7 December Pakistan Universities Karachi Drawn [13]
9 10–13 December West Zone Club of Maharashtra, Poona Drawn [14]
10 16–20 December INDIA (2nd "Test") Brabourne Stadium, Bombay Drawn [15]
11 24–27 December Bengal Governor’s XI Eden Gardens, Calcutta Won by ten wickets [16]
12 30 December–3 January INDIA (3rd "Test") Eden Gardens, Calcutta Lost by seven wickets [17]
13 7–9 January East Zone Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur Won by ten wickets [18]
14 14–18 January INDIA (4th "Test") Modi Stadium, Kanpur Drawn [19]
15 21–23 January Central Province Governor's XI Central Provinces Gymkhana Ground, Nagpur Drawn [20]
16 27–29 January Cricket Club of India Brabourne Stadium, Bombay Drawn [21]
1–2 February India Schools Brabourne Stadium, Bombay Drawn [22]
17 4–6 February Bombay Brabourne Stadium, Bombay Drawn [23]
18 10–13 February South Zone Gymkhana Ground, Secunderabad Won by seven wickets [24]
19 17–21 February INDIA (5th "Test") Madras Cricket Club Ground, Madras Lost by three wickets [25]
23 February Central Province Kandy Won by seven wickets [26]
20 25–27 February Ceylon Colombo Oval, Colombo Won by an innings and 51 runs [27]
1–2 March Ceylon XI Colombo Drawn [28]
21 4–6 March Ceylon, India and Pakistan Combined XI Colombo Oval, Colombo Drawn [29]
10–12 March Raja Maharaj Singh’s XII[notes 1] Brabourne Stadium, Bombay Won by six wickets [30]

References

  1. ^ "Commonwealth XI in India, Pakistan and Ceylon 1949–50". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  2. ^ Rex Pogson, "To tour India", The Cricketer, 3 September 1949, p. 457.
  3. ^ "Indian Universities v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Western India States v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Holkar v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  6. ^ "North Zone v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Services v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  8. ^ "India v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  9. ^ "North West Frontier Province Governor's XI v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Commander-in-Chief's XI v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Pakistan v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Karachi and Sind v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Pakistan Universities v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  14. ^ "West Zone v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  15. ^ "India v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Bengal Governor's XI v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  17. ^ "India v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  18. ^ "East Zone v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  19. ^ "India v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  20. ^ "Central Province Governor's XI v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  21. ^ "Cricket Club of India v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  22. ^ "India Schools v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  23. ^ "Bombay v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  24. ^ "South Zone v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  25. ^ "India v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  26. ^ "Central Province v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  27. ^ "Ceylon v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  28. ^ "Ceylon XI v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  29. ^ "Ceylon, India and Pakistan Combined XI v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  30. ^ "Raja Maharaj Singh's XI v Commonwealth XI". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.

Notes

  1. ^ Played as twelve-a-side
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