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First Tour of English Eleven to US and Canada

Salience Noteworthy
Location Canada
City/State/Country: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Game Cricket
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

The All England Eleven confronted 22 US players in a match at the Camac Estate Cricket Ground in Philadelphia, October 10-13, 1859. England overtook the US, 155-154 with seven wickets in hand. The US side comprised 13 Philadelphians and 9 New Yorkers.

The AEE also thumped 22 players from the US and Canada in Rochester NY. In all, the tour comprised eight matches.



John Lester, A Century of Philadelphia Cricket, UPenn Press, Philadelphia, 1951), pages 19-21.

Facsimile of Clipper coverage of the Philadelphia match contributed by Gregory Christiano, 2009.

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