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Australians In England

( Originally Published 1910 )



THE principal feature of the Cricket Season of 1909 was the visit of another Australian team to England, and the defeat of the mother country in the rubber of the five test matches, of which the Australians won two, lost one and drew two. The results were as follows':

May 27—At Birmingham. England won by ten wickets. June 14—At Lords. Australia won by nine wickets. July 1—At Leeds. Australia won by 126 runs. July 26—At Manchester. Left drawn.

Aug. 9—At Kennington Oval. Left drawn.

The record of the whole tour of the Australians was : Matches won 13 , lost 4 ; drawn 22 ; total 39.

WILLIAM BARDSLEY.

The chief honour of the tour went to W. Bardsley, who in the test match at Kennington Oval scored two separate centuries. His record for the season placed him second in the general averages for all first-class matches, J. R. Mason, of Kent, being first. Victor Ransford had the second highest average of the Colonials.

Innings. Not out. Total runs. Most in Innings Average

J. R. Mason 14 2 783 179 65.25

W. Bardsley 51 4 2180 219 46.38

V. Ransford 45 4 1783 190 43.48

The portrait of W. Bardsley opposite was taken by T. Bolland.

COUNTY CRICKET CHAMPIONSHIP.

FINAL POSITIONS.

Played. Won. Lost. Drawn. Points. Percentage.

Kent 26 16 2 8 14 77.77

Lancashire 24 14 4 6 10 55.55

Yorkshire 26 12 4 8 50.00

Sussex 26 7 3 16 4 40.00

Surrey 3o 16 7 7 9 39-13

Middlesex 21 6 5 1 9.09

Northants 18 9 8 1 1 5.88

Hampshire 22 7 7 8

Worcester 20 8 8 4

Notts 19 6 8 5 -2 -14.28

Somerset 16 4 7 5 -3 -27.27

Warwick . 20 3 8 9 -5 -45.45

Leicester 21 3 to 8 -7 -53.84

Essex . 18 2 7 9 -5 -55.55

Derbyshire 21 2 15 4 -13 --76.47

Gloucester 22 1 13 8 -12 -85.71

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