The Australians are coming

The Australians are coming

By David Bell
31 July
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Centenary match - 14 September 2019


In September 2019 Mitcham Cricket Club will be commemorating a famous match in our history.

In 1919 the touring Australian Imperial Forces cricket team visited Mitcham as part of a tour of England. The game, which was a benefit for groundsman Harry Histed, featured some players who would became greats of Australian cricket in the 1920s. Herbie Collins the future Test captain as well as the legendary all-rounder Jack Gregory played in the game on Mitcham Cricket Green.

In September 2019, to mark the centenary of that game, Mitcham welcomes a new generation of Aussies to the Green. On September 14th, to coincide with Mitcham Heritage Day. a Mitcham XI will play an Australian XI. As the Ashes reach their conclusion up the road at the Oval, our own Ashes battle will entertain the crowds in CR4.

The game will start at 11.30pm. Bars and food will be available. After the match join the teams for a party in the pavilion till late.

If you want to sponsor the event and add your company name to the programme email us.

Watch the taster video here.

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