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Australia's First Recorded Cricket Match Played

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The Sydney Gazette [date not supplied] reported on a match between a military club and the Australia Cricket Club, comprising native-born members. They played at "the Racecourse" at Sydney's Hyde Park, attracted as many as 200 spectators, and set stakes of £20 per side.

Egan, Jack, The Story of Cricket in Australia (ABC Books, 1987), page 12.

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