United States cricket team in Canada in 1845

The United States cricket team in Canada in 1845 was the second to visit another country following Canada's visit to the US in 1844.

Canada and USA staged the second-ever cricket international at McGill University, Montreal on 30 and 31 July. Canada won the match by 61 runs after USA had won the toss and decided to field.[1]

Canada scored 80 in their first innings with a top score of 29 by Charles Birch while Henry Groom captured 5 wickets. USA replied with 79, George Sharpe taking 6 wickets, but Canada improved in the second innings and made 135, a good score in the contemporary conditions. Sharpe, making a fine all-round contribution, scored 31 and Lieutenant Hornby scored 35. Groom took another four wickets. Needing 137 to win, USA could only manage 75 after David Winckworth took eight wickets.[1]

The two teams met later the same year in New York, with Canada winning again by 2 wickets.[2]

Match detailsEdit

30–31 July 1845
Scorecard
Canada  
v
80
CJ Birch 29
Henry Groom 5 wkts
79
R Ticknor 20
George Sharpe 6 wkts
135
Hornby 35
Henry Groom 4 wkts
75
S Wright 21
David Winckworth 8 wkts
Canada won by 61 runs
McGill University, Montreal
Umpires: William Bradshaw, William Draper, Try
  • USA won the toss and decided to field
  • Bad weather delayed start of play on the first day

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Canada vs United States of America 1845 – Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  2. ^ "United States of America vs Canada 1845 – Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 July 2019.

Further readingEdit

  • Rowland Bowen, Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970
  • Roy Morgan, Encyclopedia of World Cricket, SportsBooks Ltd, 2007