The Unmatched 1893 Australian Cricket Team Photo
- Size 22.5” x 18.5” x 1” (Inches)
- Museum quality custom cut matting
- Full Kraft dust jacket
- Shatterproof, lightweight acrylic glassing
- Free 3-5 day shipping
We are delighted to offer this wonderful vintage cricket photographic print of the Australian cricket team that toured England in 1893. They dubbed themselves the ‘Australia Eighth Team’ in a comedic effort to lower expectations on tour. It was also a reference to the number of great players who had been unable or unwilling to travel to England that year. The inference being that a lot of better played had stayed home. Back row (l-r) Robert Carpenter (Umpire), V Cohen (Manager), Affie Jarvis, Walter Giffen, William Bruce, Alick Bannerman, Bob Thoms (Umpire) Middle row (l-r) Harry Trott, Hugh Trumble, George Giffen, Jack Blackham (Captain), Jack Lyons, Bob McLeod, Charles Turner Front row (l-r) Harry Graham, Arthur Coningham, Syd Gregory. The Aussies played 31 first-class matches in all including 3 Tests at Lords, the Oval and Old trafford. This delightful image comes to us from 'Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds', published by Hudson and Kearns, 1895 (b/w photo), English Photographer E Hawkins of Brighton, England. (19th century) / Private Collection / The Bridgeman Art Library This is the team that toured England in 1893. England beat Australia in the 2nd Test at the Oval. The first and third Tests both ended in draws.
Hand framed by our family of local artisans in Pelham Alabama, this work of art is ready to be installed immediately.