The first reported cricket game in Australia took place in Sydney at what is now known as Hyde Park on 8 January 1804. This match was reported in the Sydney Gazette available on Trove. Cricket quickly became increasingly popular. Intercolonial games began when a team Victoria travelled to Launceston, Tasmania for a game in February 1851. The first visit by an English cricket team to Australia occurred during Australia’s summer of 1861-62.
These illustrations are from the collections of the State Library of New South Wales.
Creator Fowles, Joseph, 1810-1878
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