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All-England versus Canterbury

All-England versus Canterbury

English immigrants were largely responsible for the introduction of organised sport to New Zealand. Cricket began in the early years of settlement, and when the All-England team visited in 1864 they attracted a considerable number of spectators to the ‘Grand Cricket Match’ played against Canterbury in Hagley Park. England won by an innings and two runs.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Frederick Nelson Jones Collection (PAColl-3051)
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Terry Hearn, 'English - Popular culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/2016/all-england-versus-canterbury (accessed 17 April 2021)

Story by Terry Hearn, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015