English cricket team in Australia in 1891–92
Test series summaryEdit
Australia won the Test series 2-1.
1–6 January 1892
29 January–3 February 1892
- Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
- 31 January was taken as a rest day.
24–28 March 1892
- England won the toss and elected to bat.
- 27 March was taken as a rest day.
- H Philipson (ENG) made his Test debut.
England was captained by W G Grace and had Gregor MacGregor as its specialist wicket-keeper, the other players being Johnny Briggs, Bobby Peel, Andrew Stoddart, Bobby Abel, Maurice Read, George Lohmann, William Attewell, John Sharpe, George Bean and Hylton Philipson.
Australia was captained by Jack Blackham who was also its wicket-keeper. Other players to represent Australia were Alec Bannerman, George Giffen, Jack Lyons, William Bruce, Charlie Turner, Harry Moses, Harry Trott, Bob McLeod, Harry Donnan, Sydney Callaway, Walter Giffen, Syd Gregory.
The team used Colombo as a stopover during its long sea voyage and played a match in October 1891 on Galle Face Green against a local side that was not first-class. This was the third time that an English cricket team had visited Ceylon.