Australian cricket team in England in 1890

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The 1890 Australian national cricket team

The Australian cricket team in England in 1890 played 34 first-class matches including two Test matches (a third Test was abandoned due to bad weather without play ever starting).

Test series summary[edit]

England won the Test series 2-0.

First Test[edit]

21–23 July 1890
Scorecard
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132 (86 overs)
JJ Lyons 55
W Attewell 4/42 (32 overs)
173 (110.1 overs)
G Ulyett 74
JJ Lyons 5/30 (20.1 overs)
176 (140.2 overs)
JE Barrett 67*
GA Lohmann 3/28 (29 overs)
137/3 (75 overs)
WG Grace 75*
JJ Ferris 2/42 (25 overs)
England won by 7 wickets
Lord's, London
Umpires: A Hill and CK Pullin

Second Test[edit]

11–12 August 1890
Scorecard
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92 (65.2 overs)
GHS Trott 39
F Martin 6/50 (27 overs)
100 (55 overs)
W Gunn 32
JJ Ferris 4/25 (25 overs)
102 (60.2 overs)
GHS Trott 25
F Martin 6/52 (30.2 overs)
95/8 (51 overs)
JM Read 35
JJ Ferris 5/49 (23 overs)
England won by 2 wickets
The Oval, London
Umpires: CK Pullin and J Street
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The match finished on the second day.
    J Cranston, JW Sharpe and F Martin (all ENG) made their Test debuts.

Third Test[edit]

25–27 August 1890
Scorecard
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Match abandoned
Old Trafford, Manchester
  • No toss made

Ceylon[edit]

As in 1884, the Australians had stopovers in Colombo en route and on the return voyage they played a match at Galle Face Green against the Ceylon national team, though it was not a first-class fixture at that time; the match was drawn.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australia in England 1890". CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 June 2014.

External links[edit]

Annual reviews[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • 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