31 31. 1878 Australian Team to play in England: original albumen photograph of the team (9 x 11.5cm), mounted on printed backing with the names of the team members and marketed by W. Harvey Barton, Photographer as part of his “Sixpenny Series” . While the image is in very fine condition there is considerable foxing to the mount. From May to September in 1878, an Australian cricket team made the inaugural first-class tour of England by a representative overseas side. In October, the Australians played additional matches in the USA and Canada on their return journey. The tour followed one made by an England team to Australia in 1876–77 , during which the first matches retrospectively given Test match status were played. None of the 1878 matches had international status, nevertheless the tour proved to be such an outstanding financial and sporting success that the future of international cricket was assured. [Wiki.]������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $400–500 32. THE ENGLISH ELEVEN, hand coloured full page lithograph from The Australasian Sketcher of 21st December 1878. Framed & glazed, overall 56 x 42cm. An English cricket team captained by Lord Harris toured Australia and New Zealand in 1878–79 in a private tour organised by the Melbourne Cricket Club. The team’s match against Australia in January 1879 was retrospectively given Test match status, making it the third Test ever and the third between Australia and England, though it was not part of The Ashes which began in 1882. Harris’ tour party arrived in Australia just two months after the touring Australians had returned from England. They were scheduled to play five tour matches, two each against New South Wales and Victoria and one against the combined Australians. Whilst in Sydney, the notorious Sydney Riot of 1879 occurred as a result of the tourists match against New South Wales. The English team, which is sometimes referred to as Lord Harris’ XI, also visited New Zealand where they played a single match in Christchurch. ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $150–250 33 33. 1888 - WITHTHE AUSTRALIANTEAM IN ENGLAND Official pass, permitting the holder (W.H.L. Bailey) to gain admittance to all the matches in which the Australians were playing during their tour of England. Leather-bound over cards with 3 printed panels providing details of the Australian team members and the planned schedule of matches between May and September 1888. Attractively embossed in gold “AUSTRALIAN CRICKETERS 1888. / Australian coat-of-arms / ADMITS TO MATCHES ON ALL OCCASIONS - Not Transferable” . Extremely scarce. England won the three-match Test Series 2-1. In other first class matches the Australians won 17 , England won 10, and 7 were drawn.����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $1,000–1,500 11