English cricket team in Australia in 1882-83The England national cricket team toured Australia and Ceylon in 1882-83.
The team, captained by Ivo Bligh, was on a quest "to recover those Ashes", a reference to the famous RIP notice that was published in the aftermath of England's defeat by Australia at The Oval during the previous English season. Originally, three Tests were arranged and England won two of these after losing the first. Although the actual sequence of events has never been completely confirmed, it was after England won the third Test that Ivo Bligh was somehow presented with a small urn which is believed to contain the ashes of a burnt bail. He brought this back to England and it is now the most famous exhibit in the museum at Lord's Cricket Ground. England and Australia have been contesting these mythical Ashes ever since.
The "fourth Test" of this tour was arranged ad hoc after the original series had been completed.
English cricket team in Australia in 1882-831st Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground – Australia won by 9 wickets. 2nd Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground – England won by an innings and 27 runs. 3rd Test at Sydney Cricket Ground – England won by 69 runs. Extra" Test at Sydney Cricket Ground – Australia won by 4 wickets.
English cricket team in Australia in 1861-62 ResultsFirst Test: England v Australia - Australia won by 45 runs
Second Test: England v Australia - England won by 4 wickets