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The 1868 team arrived at Gravesend on 13 May, a decade before the first Australia XI, after a three-month journey across the oceans. They were to play 47 matches between May and October - a gruesome schedule for 13 men who until five years previously had never played or watched cricket.The tour was conceived, coached and captained by ex-pat Englishman and former first-class cricketer Charles Lawrence, who, alongside the other investors in the tour, had an eye for a profit.
Together with their exhausting itinerary of matches, the team would perform traditional Indigenous sports at close of play. One player, Jungunjinanuke, also known as Dick-a-Dick, became something of a star for his prowess at deflecting cricket balls hurled at him, by volunteers, with just a shield and club, to roars of disapproval from some members of the crowd who didn’t like to see a black man showing up the inadequacies of the white man. He would become the only player to make a profit from the trip.
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After an end-of-tour reception at Surrey the team sailed home, but that was pretty much the end of their high-profile cricketing careers. Mullagh played professionally for a year with Melbourne Cricket Club before returned to the western Wimmera, and Victoria called him up for one game. Increasingly “protection boards” rounded up Indigenous people into reserves – and it became illegal for any to leave without government approval.The 2018 touring team is made up of 13 men, who will each wear a shirt bearing the name of one of the original players; and 13 women, themselves pioneers as the first female Indigenous team to tour the UK. They will play against a selection of the same teams, at the same venues, as in 1868.
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“I think it’s fair to say that there has been a real push to help Aboriginal cricket in the last few years which was long overdue, and Cricket Australia have acknowledged that they could have done more. But I 100% applaud the work they’ve been doing recently, it’s brilliant.”Gillespie’s Aboriginal heritage comes through his father’s side, with his great grandfather a member of the Kamilaroi tribe in northern New Ziggy Ansah">Authentic http://www.officiallionslockerroom.com/ ... sah-jersey">Ziggy Ansah Jersey South Authentic Mike Gartner Jersey Wales. It is in communities like these that cricket has struggled to make an impression.


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