The day the Australia’s cricketers came to Sunderland

Ashbrooke. Sunderland, was full  for the 1948 visit of the Australian cricket team.

Ashbrooke. Sunderland, was full for the 1948 visit of the Australian cricket team.

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WEARSIDE cricket fans will be bowled over by a new book. Today we take a look.

HOWZAT! A new book featuring Wearside’s links to a historic Ashes game planned for this summer has just been published by sports historian and archivist Keith Gregson.

Australian team at Ashbrooke August 1948 old ref number 15-1700

picture caption:  Members of the Australian team watch their colleagues bat in the match against Durham County at Ashbrooke.  They are (from left in cricket whites, S Loxton, R Hamence (smoking), L Hassett, K Miller, and W Johnston
Wednesday August 11 1948
Australian team at Ashbrooke August 1948 old ref number 15-1700 picture caption: Members of the Australian team watch their colleagues bat in the match against Durham County at Ashbrooke. They are (from left in cricket whites, S Loxton, R Hamence (smoking), L Hassett, K Miller, and W Johnston Wednesday August 11 1948

Australia in Sunderland: The Making of A Test Match details ten games played by Australia within the town between 1878 and 1977 – complete with archive photos and documents.

 

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