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Cricket match in the Domain, 1862

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This photograph, looking across the Domain towards the Iron Church on Macquarie Street, was reproduced as an engraving in the Illustrated London News 10 May 1862. It show Stephenson's XI, the first English cricket team to tour Australia. After winning in Victoria, they lost to the combined Victoria and NSW 22 in the Domain. Their defeat may have been the result of the unlimited champagne forced upon them wherever they went.