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    New Feature: All Right There - The 1868 Aborginal Cricket Tour of England

    On 12 June 1868 an Aboriginal eleven strode onto the turf at Lord's to face the MCC, fully ten years before white Australian cricketers ever did. Dave Wilson relates the remarkable story behind the first cricket tour of England by an Australian side.

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    Amazing story - thank you for sharing ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by longtom View Post
    Amazing story - thank you for sharing ....
    Cheers longtom - it is fascinating. I just got hold of a copy of the DVD "From the Ashes", which I'll review on the site shortly.

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    The sad part of that amazing story of our indigenous players is they have never been fully accredited with being the first aussie side to tour.If in doubt google it.They may get a minor mention.Because they did all sorts of indigenous displays eg boomerang throwing, they were sadly considered to be not serious players of the game but showman and it was curiousity value bringing crowds to their games and not their incredible ability to play our game.That was a good read though
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