USA/Canada vs Australia 1913 with Jamie Harrison; Associate and Affiliate Cricket Podcast
Russell Degnan

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In a special July 4th edition of the podcast,
Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) and I are joined by Jamie Harrison (@JamieUSYCA), president of the United States Youth Cricket Association to look back on a match played 100 years ago at the Germantown Cricket Club between a touring Australian XI and a combined United States and Canadian side; the last first-class game played in the United States for 89 years; a match won by Australia by 409 runs. We discuss the state of cricket in the USA and Philadelphia at the time, and what that can tell us about cricket and its development in the USA today.

News articles about the tour:
17th March 1913 - Mayne's Team for America - Sydney Morning Herald
3rd May 1913 - Cricket - Capricornian (Rockhampton)
4th July 1913 - Australian Cricketers Lead - New York Times
22 August 1913 - Cricket in America; With the Australian Team - Sydney Morning Herald
6th September 1913 - Australians in America - Daily News (Perth)
8th November 1913 - One Long Holiday; ER Mayne Interviewed - Adelaide Advertiser

Postcript:
Another tour was planned for the following season. Canadian organisers even planned an All Canada team to take them on. The Board of Control of Australian Cricket would have none of it:

"Even if an application is received, it will be refused, and no player will be given sanction by the board to accompany such team. If any Australian cricketer proceeds with a team to America without our consent, he will never play cricket in Australia again."
- Mr. W. P. M'Elhone, NSW, chairman of the Board of Control of Australian cricket

Direct Download Running Time 67min. Music from Irving Berlin, "International Rag"

Idle Summers 5th July, 2013 07:11:45   [#] 

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I have a program of the Australian tour for sale
david schnitzler  26th July, 2013 13:42:24