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Gilbert Jessop

Human catapult

Sep 2003: Gilbert Jessop, whose quickfire century at The Oval turned the game for England, was much more than just a big hitter, as Christopher Pierpoint recalls

England v Australia 1902

Golden days

Sep 2003: At the height of cricket's Golden Age, England and Australia played out an epic Ashes contest with a legendary climax. Eric Midwinter recalls one of the greatest series of all

3rd Test Match

South Africa v Australia 1902-03

2001: Toss: Australia

2nd Test Match

South Africa v Australia 1902-03

2001: Played at Johannesburg, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, October 18, 20, 21.- In the second Test match, the Australians opened badly against the bowling of Kotze and Llewellyn, and the South Africans when they finished their first innings with a lead of 65

First Test Match

South Africa v Australia 1902-03

2001: In this the opening fixture of the brief tour, the Australians were at a disadvantage as they had had to journey on at once to Johannesburg and play with little or no preliminary practice

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The Australians in South Africa, 1902-03

1904: Following their brilliantly successful tour in England, the Australian team went home by way of the Cape and played six matches in South Africa

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The Australians in England 1902

1903: From a cricket point of view the Australians had a triumphant tour, and as regards material reward they got on, I believe, quite as well as could have been expected in such a deplorable summer

Fifth Test match

England v Australia 1902

1903: Toss: Australia.

Fourth Test match

England v Australia 1902

1903: The fourth of the Test games produced one of the most memorable matches in the whole history of cricket, the Australians, after some extraordinary fluctuations of fortune, winning by three runs

Third Test match

England v Australia 1902

1903: Played at SHEFFIELD, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 3, 4, 5

Second Test match

England v Australia 1902

1903: The second Test match was utterly ruined by rain, play being restricted to an hour and three-quarters on the opening day

First Test match

England v Australia 1902

1903: In the first of the five Test matches England experienced a strange mixture of good and bad luck

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Tour Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 11-13, 1902
England won by 1 wicket
England v Australia at Manchester - Jul 24-26, 1902
Australia won by 3 runs
England v Australia at Sheffield - Jul 3-5, 1902
Australia won by 143 runs
England v Australia at Lord's - Jun 12-14, 1902
Match drawn
England v Australia at Birmingham - May 29-31, 1902
Match drawn
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