A black and white lithograph depicting a large group of men in cricket uniforms and suits, all individually portrait, standing on a cricket field in front of a game in progress. Around the ground is a large crowd, buildings and trees. Below the image, centre, the following inscription reads, "THE CRICKET MATCH, / PLAYED AT TORONTO CANADA, ON THE 2ND & 3RD OF SEPTEMBER, 1872. / BETWEEN TWELVE OF THE GENTLEMEN OF ENGLAND AND TWENTY TWO OF THE TORONTO CLUB. / DEDICATED BY PERMISSION TO T.C. PATTERSON, ESQ.[C.J. Patteson Esq ?] / THE ORIGINATOR AND PROMOTER OF THE EXPEDITION. / DESIGNED AND LITHOGRAPHED BY ROLPH, SMITH & CO., TORONTO". Immediately under the image, centre, in small print: "Entered according to Act of parliament of Canada the year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Five, by Rolph, Smith & Co., on the Office of the Minister of Agriculture". Cream window mount with a black and gold wooden frame with 'The Parker Gallery, London' label verso.
0 - Whole: H: 675 W: 1005 D: 21mm (H: 26 9/16 W: 39 9/16 D: 13/16")
Gentlemen of England Cricket Teams
Toronto Cricket Club; 1827
W.G. Grace; 18 Jul 1848; 23 Oct 1915
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Anthony Baer