Tag Archives: Australia

‘Steady’ on the champagne | Australia’s 1880 recipe for cricketing success

Though the touring Australian cricketers lost the September 1880 Test Match (the first to be held in England), they had, overall, a successful tour, winning 4 of the 8 matches they played against first-class sides, with 3 draws and 1 narrow loss.

In August 1880 when they were still undefeated, their captain and star batsman, W. L (Billy) Murdoch was asked for the secret of their success.


Billy Murdoch – no 2 Australian batsman of all time?

Continue reading