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This podcast is the History of Cricket, starting in 1877 with the first Test match we aim to explore the History of Cricket, the times, the players, the matches and the top performers

Latest Episodes

1921 Ashes Series - Australia in England

Warwick Armstrong, pictured, plays Bolshevik bogeyman to the Imperial establishment and also reads a newspaper. To Support the Show please go to https://www.patreon.com/historyofcricket

22 MIN1 d ago
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1921 Ashes Series - Australia in England

1920-21 Series - England return to Australia

The Ashes return after the Great War, Australia bring in a raft of AIF players including Jack Gregory, pictured, simply put, he's a match winner. To Support the Show please go to https://www.patreon.com/historyofcricket

21 MIN1 w ago
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1920-21 Series - England return to Australia

Team of the Decade the 1910s

Frank Foster is one of the lesser known cricketers to make the 1910's team of the decade; he's one of 3 Englishmen, there are 7 Australians and one South African. To Support the Show please go to https://www.patreon.com/historyofcricket

25 MIN2 w ago
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Team of the Decade the 1910s

The Australian Imperial Forces in 1919

Bored servicemen waiting to return home to Australia are recruited to form a formidable cricket XI that swept all before them in England, in South Africa and back home in Australia. Herbie Collins, Jack Gregory and Bert Oldfield and more. To Support the Show please go to https://www.patreon.com/historyofcricket NB listener Seth pointed out that the audio was often too low, I made some changes hope this helps

8 MIN3 w ago
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The Australian Imperial Forces in 1919

4 Years of War

Cricket takes a back seat as Britain and the countries of Empire are consumed by the Great War, any cricket was ad hoc snatched between periods of inhumanity. Pictured is the cricket game staged as a diversion at Gallipoli on Shell Green To Support the Show please go to https://www.patreon.com/historyofcricket

34 MINSEP 23
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4 Years of War

1913-14 Series - England in South Africa

A young Herbie Taylor, pictured, carries the hopes of a nation and Sydney Barnes creates a record as the final chapter of the Golden age plays out. To Support the Show please go to https://www.patreon.com/historyofcricket

15 MINSEP 16
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1913-14 Series - England in South Africa

1912 - The Triangular Tournament

A first cricket world cup of sorts, the 3 Test playing teams come together for the Triangular tournament of 1912. Sadly it was more a battle against the elements as depicted by a contemporary cartoon in Punch (pictured).

23 MINSEP 9
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1912 - The Triangular Tournament

1911-12 Ashes series in Australia

The opening batting of Jack Hobbs (pictured) and the bowling of Barnes and Foster help England recover from defeat in the first test, Robert Falcon Scott meets destiny in the Antarctic and Clem Hill gives Peter Mcalister a black eye

24 MINSEP 2
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1911-12 Ashes series in Australia

1910-11 series -South Africa's first visit to Australia

South Africa's Aubrey Faulkner produces a batting masterclass during his sides first tour down under, but the powerful Australian batting, pace bowling and a googly bowler of their own prove too much for one man. We also take a look at allegations of racism and wonder about a new name for the slow left armers wrong 'un.

25 MINAUG 26
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1910-11 series -South Africa's first visit to Australia

1909-10 Series - the MCC in South Africa

Underarm not underhand, George Simpson-Hayward of Worcestershire, the last of the underarm bowlers found South African matting wickets suited his style.

20 MINAUG 19
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1909-10 Series - the MCC in South Africa

Latest Episodes

1921 Ashes Series - Australia in England

Warwick Armstrong, pictured, plays Bolshevik bogeyman to the Imperial establishment and also reads a newspaper. To Support the Show please go to https://www.patreon.com/historyofcricket

22 MIN1 d ago
Comments
1921 Ashes Series - Australia in England

1920-21 Series - England return to Australia

The Ashes return after the Great War, Australia bring in a raft of AIF players including Jack Gregory, pictured, simply put, he's a match winner. To Support the Show please go to https://www.patreon.com/historyofcricket

21 MIN1 w ago
Comments
1920-21 Series - England return to Australia

Team of the Decade the 1910s

Frank Foster is one of the lesser known cricketers to make the 1910's team of the decade; he's one of 3 Englishmen, there are 7 Australians and one South African. To Support the Show please go to https://www.patreon.com/historyofcricket

25 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Team of the Decade the 1910s

The Australian Imperial Forces in 1919

Bored servicemen waiting to return home to Australia are recruited to form a formidable cricket XI that swept all before them in England, in South Africa and back home in Australia. Herbie Collins, Jack Gregory and Bert Oldfield and more. To Support the Show please go to https://www.patreon.com/historyofcricket NB listener Seth pointed out that the audio was often too low, I made some changes hope this helps

8 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Australian Imperial Forces in 1919

4 Years of War

Cricket takes a back seat as Britain and the countries of Empire are consumed by the Great War, any cricket was ad hoc snatched between periods of inhumanity. Pictured is the cricket game staged as a diversion at Gallipoli on Shell Green To Support the Show please go to https://www.patreon.com/historyofcricket

34 MINSEP 23
Comments
4 Years of War

1913-14 Series - England in South Africa

A young Herbie Taylor, pictured, carries the hopes of a nation and Sydney Barnes creates a record as the final chapter of the Golden age plays out. To Support the Show please go to https://www.patreon.com/historyofcricket

15 MINSEP 16
Comments
1913-14 Series - England in South Africa

1912 - The Triangular Tournament

A first cricket world cup of sorts, the 3 Test playing teams come together for the Triangular tournament of 1912. Sadly it was more a battle against the elements as depicted by a contemporary cartoon in Punch (pictured).

23 MINSEP 9
Comments
1912 - The Triangular Tournament

1911-12 Ashes series in Australia

The opening batting of Jack Hobbs (pictured) and the bowling of Barnes and Foster help England recover from defeat in the first test, Robert Falcon Scott meets destiny in the Antarctic and Clem Hill gives Peter Mcalister a black eye

24 MINSEP 2
Comments
1911-12 Ashes series in Australia

1910-11 series -South Africa's first visit to Australia

South Africa's Aubrey Faulkner produces a batting masterclass during his sides first tour down under, but the powerful Australian batting, pace bowling and a googly bowler of their own prove too much for one man. We also take a look at allegations of racism and wonder about a new name for the slow left armers wrong 'un.

25 MINAUG 26
Comments
1910-11 series -South Africa's first visit to Australia

1909-10 Series - the MCC in South Africa

Underarm not underhand, George Simpson-Hayward of Worcestershire, the last of the underarm bowlers found South African matting wickets suited his style.

20 MINAUG 19
Comments
1909-10 Series - the MCC in South Africa