Australia
in The imperial game
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The cricket relationship between England and Australia became a defining one in terms of both Australian sport and world cricket, since Australia by the nineteenth century was Britain's senior 'white' colony. Some of the first cricket clubs in Australia adopted English names, such as the Mary-le-Bone Club in Sydney in 1832, and copied English cricket constitutions word for word. The Australian Cricket Club was founded in 1826 and was the most powerful and successful club in Sydney in the 1830s and 1840s, and demonstrates the social mix of colonial cricket. A number of English cricketers remained in Australia as professionals to help educate Australian cricketers and to develop the Australian game. Australian cricket tours to England represented a form of cultural pilgrimage providing players with an opportunity to visit English cricket shrines.

The imperial game

Cricket, Culture and Society

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