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Much anticipated tour of English cricket's finest players begins in Montreal

Unidentified Cricket Player, circa 1860
09/24/1859
The touring team made up of the best cricketers in England began their tour of North America in Montreal where they took on the Canadian select team before a large and enthusiasic international crowd.  The English played with eleven players and the Canadians with twenty-two but the result was never in doubt as the visitors handily defeated their hosts.  The tour later moved on to New York, where a similar result was played out against the best of the cricketers of the United States.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"The Great Cricket Match," New York Times, September 28, 1859, p.1. 

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