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Australia in England, 1882

The Wisden Almanack doesn't carry a full report of Australia's 1882 tour of England - the practice of summing up tours in that way begins with the next tour, in 1884. However, there is a long report of the solitary Test played - the epic encounter at The Oval which Australia won by seven runs and which spawned the legend of the Ashes.

Overall the busy Australians, who were captained by Billy Murdoch, squeezed in 33 first-class matches and five other games on their four-month tour. They lost four (to Cambridge University, the Players, Cambridge Past & Present, and the North of England) and drew 11 of their matches, but won 18 of the first-class matches and all five of the minor games. Fred Spofforth took 157 wickets on the tour, while Murdoch made the most runs - 1582.

Match reports for

Tour Match: Oxford University v Australians at Oxford, May 15-17, 1882
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Tour Match: Sussex v Australians at Hove, May 17-19, 1882
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Tour Match: Orleans Club v Australians at Twickenham, May 22-24, 1882
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Tour Match: Surrey v Australians at The Oval, May 25-27, 1882
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Tour Match: Cambridge University v Australians at Cambridge, May 29-31, 1882
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Tour Match: Lancashire v Australians at Manchester, Jun 1-3, 1882
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Tour Match: Yorkshire v Australians at Bradford, Jun 5-7, 1882
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Tour Match: Nottinghamshire v Australians at Nottingham, Jun 8-10, 1882
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Tour Match: Derbyshire v Australians at Derby, Jun 12-14, 1882
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Tour Match: Yorkshire v Australians at Sheffield, Jun 19-21, 1882
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Tour Match: Gentlemen of England v Australians at The Oval, Jun 22-24, 1882
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Tour Match: United England Eleven v Australians at Chichester, Jun 26-28, 1882
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Tour Match: Scotland v Australians at Edinburgh, Jul 27-28, 1882
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Tour Match: Scotland v Australians at Edinburgh, Jul 29, 1882
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Only Test: England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 28-29, 1882
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