The England national cricket team toured Australia and Ceylon in 1882-83. The England cricket team is the national cricket team which represents England and Wales. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka ( Sinhalese:, இலங்கை known as Ceylon before 1972 is an Island
The team, captained by Ivo Bligh, was on a quest "to recover those Ashes", a reference to the famous RIP notice that was published in the aftermath of England's defeat by Australia at The Oval during the previous English season. Ivo Francis Walter Bligh 8th Earl of Darnley, DL (born 13 March 1859 in London, died 10 April 1927 in Shorne The Australian cricket team is the national cricket team of Australia. The Oval PavilionJPG|250px|right|thumb|The Members Pavilion]] The Oval is an international Cricket ground in Kennington, London The 1882 English cricket season is memorable for the match which gave rise to The Ashes.
Originally, three Tests were arranged and England won two of these after losing the first. Test cricket is the longest form of the Sport of Cricket. It has long been considered the ultimate test of playing ability between cricketing nations Although the actual sequence of events has never been completely confirmed, it was after England won the third Test that Ivo Bligh was somehow presented with a small urn which is believed to contain the ashes of a burnt bail. He brought this back to England and it is now the most famous exhibit in the museum at Lord's Cricket Ground. Lord's Cricket Ground (generally known as Lord's) is a cricket England and Australia have been contesting these mythical Ashes ever since. The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia.
The "fourth Test" of this tour was arranged ad hoc after the original series had been completed.
England was captained by Ivo Bligh and had Edward Tylecote as its specialist wicket-keeper, the other players being Billy Bates, Dick Barlow, Allan Steel, Charles Leslie, Walter Read, Charles Studd, Fred Morley, Billy Barnes, George Vernon and George Studd. The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG is a sports Stadium in Sydney. The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG is a sports Stadium in Sydney. Edward Ferdinando Sutton Tylecote ( 23 June 1849 in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England – 15 March 1938 Willie Bates, known as Billy ( 19 November 1855 - 8 January 1900) was an English all-round Richard ("Dick" Gorton Barlow ( 28 May 1851 in Barrow Bridge Bolton, Lancashire, England – 31 July 1919 Allan Gibson "AG" Steel (registered at birth as Alan Gibson Steel ( 24 September 1858 in Liverpool – 15 June 1914 in For the Oxford University Middlesex and England cricketer see Charles Leslie (cricketer. Walter William Read (born 23 November 1855 in Reigate, Surrey, died 6 January 1907 in Addiscombe Park, Charles Thomas Studd was born 2 December 1860, Spratton, Northamptonshire, England and died 16 July 1931, Ibambi Frederick ("Fred" Morley (16 December 1850 in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England – 28 September 1884 in Sutton-in-Ashfield Nottinghamshire William Barnes ( 27 May 1852 in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England – 24 March 1899 in Mansfield George Vernon may also be George Vernon (yachtsman. George Frederick Vernon (20 June 1856 in Marylebone, London, England George Brown Studd (20 October 1859 in Netheravon, Wiltshire – 13 February 1945 Pasadena, California, USA) - cricketer and
Australia was captained by Billy Murdoch and had Jack Blackham as wicket-keeper. William (Billy Lloyd Murdoch ( 18 October 1854 – 18 February 1911) was an Australian Cricketer, who captained the Australian John McCarthy Blackham ( 11 May 1854 &mdash 28 December 1932) was a Cricketer who played for Victoria and Australia Other players to represent Australia were Billy Midwinter, Alec Bannerman, George Bonnor, Tom Horan, Percy McDonnell, George Giffen, Harry Boyle, Edwin Evans, Hugh Massie, Eugene Palmer, Tom Garrett and the "Demon Bowler" himself, the man who primarily embodied the Ashes ideal, Fred Spofforth. William ("Billy" Evans Midwinter ( 19 June 1851 in St Briavels, Gloucestershire, England – 3 December Alexander ("Alick" or "Alec" Chalmers Bannerman (21 March 1854 in Sydney, New South Wales - 19 September 1924 in Sydney George John Bonnor (25 February 1855 in Bathurst, New South Wales – 27 June 1912 in East Orange New South Wales was an Australian Cricketer Thomas Patrick Horan ( 8 March 1854 &mdash 16 April 1916) was a Cricketer who played for Victoria and Australia Percy Stanislaus McDonnell ( 13 November 1858 &mdash 24 September 1896) was an Australian Cricketer who captained the George Giffen (27 March 1859 &ndash 29 November 1927 was a Cricketer who played for South Australia and Australia. Henry Frederick (Harry Boyle ( 10 December 1847 in Sydney - November 21 1907 in Bendigo, Victoria) was an Edwin Evans ( March 26 1849 - July 2 1921) was an Australian Cricketer who played in 6 Tests between 1881 and 1886 Hugh Hamon Massie ( 11 April 1854 &mdash 12 October 1938) was a Cricketer who played for New South Wales and Australia Eugene Palmer (born 1955 is a Jamaican born British artist His work uses archival records photographs and contemporary media imagery as basis for his paintings Thomas William Garrett ( July 26 1858 in Wollongong, New South Wales - August 6 1943 in Sydney, New South Frederick Robert "Fred" Spofforth (born in Balmain in the outskirts of Sydney on 9 September 1853, died in Surrey,
The team used Colombo as a stopover during its long sea voyage and played against local sides that were not first-class. Colombo ( Sinhala:, ˈkoləmbə Tamil: கொழும்பு is the largest city and commercial capital of Sri Lanka. First-class cricket refers to the class of Cricket matches of three or more days scheduled duration between two sides of eleven players and officially adjudged first-class by This was the first time that an English cricket team had visited Ceylon.