One of fifteen cheques paid to players during the Australian Test Cricket Team's tour of England in 1890. This cheque was made out to W L Murdoch, for the sum of £73-0-6. Cheque issued through 'The Australian Joint Stock Bank', numbered 71445, and dated 22 Sept 1890. It has been co-signed by H F Boyle, the Team Manager on the tour, and by another (possibly player C T B Turner), with an inscription handwritten in ink that reads, "Australian XI a/c". The cheque features a coat-of-arms with emu and kangaroo faintly printed near the left edge, and a red, one penny 'stamp' near the date, top right.
0 - Whole: H: 83 W: 192 D: 1mm (H: 3 1/4 W: 7 9/16 D: 1/16")
Australian Cricket Team 1890
Harry Boyle; 10 Dec 1847; 21 Nov 1907
Charlie Turner; 16 Nov 1862; 01 Jan 1944
Billy Murdoch; 18 Oct 1854; 18 Feb 1911
Australian Joint Stock Bank
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Dr. Stuart Thomson and Dr. David Scott Thomson