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New Zealand representative side, 1895–96

New Zealand representative side, 1895–96

This was the first team that represented New Zealand following the establishment of the New Zealand Cricket Council in 1894. The team defeated New South Wales by 142 runs in a game played at Lancaster Park, Christchurch, from 30 December 1895 to 1 January 1896. The members of the team were: (back from left) H. S. De Maus, L. A. Cuff and W. C. Pearce; (middle from left) A. G. Rains, R. Blacklock, A. R. Holdship (captain), A. H. Fisher and A. B. M. Labatt; (front from left) W. Robertson, A. D. Downes and A. E. Clarke.

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Don Neely, 'Cricket - International cricket before the Second World War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 August 2022)

Story by Don Neely, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Apr 2016