Cricket in Australia

Australians love cricket. In every season, every tour, every series, remarkable batting feats are celebrated, wickets fall dramatically and legends are created.

Journey back and learn about the Aboriginal Cricket Team of 1868, the first Australian team to tour England; read about the legendary Victor Trumper, the first batsman to score a test century before lunch! Discover the lengths the English took to secure victory during the notorious Bodyline Series of 1932-1933.

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The Library holds a remarkable collection of illustrations, photographs, letters, diaries and newspapers documenting the development of cricket in Australia.

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Cricket in Australia is made possible through a partnership with Sir Ron Brierley and the Guiness Peat Group.

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Made possible through a partnership with Sir Ron Brierley