English cricket team in Australia in 1887-88


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English cricket team in Australia in 1887-88

English cricket team in Australia in 1887-88

Two England cricket teams toured Australia in 1887-88. They are generally known as A Shrewsbury's XI and G F Vernon's XI.
Shrewsbury's XI, captained by C Aubrey Smith, played seven first-class matches in Australia including two versus an Australia XI. They also played New South Wales three times and individual matches versus Victoria and a Combined XI. Shrewsbury's XI also visited New Zealand but played no first-class matches there. In all matches in both countries, Shrewsbury's XI played 25, won 14, drew 9 and lost 2. In first-class matches (in Australia only), the team played 7, won 5 and lost 2.

English cricket team in Australia in 1887-88 Results

Vernon's XI, captained by Lord Hawke, played eight first-class matches in Australia including two versus an Australia XI. They also played twice versus each of New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria. Vernon's XI was organised by the Melbourne Cricket Club and visited Australia only. In all matches, Vernon's XI played 26, won 11, drew 14 and lost 1. In first-class matches, the team played 8, won 6, drew 1 and lost 1.
The teams combined during 10 - 15 February 1888 to play a timeless Test match versus Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. England won by 126 runs.
England's team in the Test match was: Walter Read (Captain), Arthur Shrewsbury, Andrew Stoddart, George Ulyett, Maurice Read, Bobby Peel, Billy Newham, George Lohmann, Johnny Briggs, William Attewell and Dick Pilling (Wicket Keeper).

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.