Sporting spectacles : cricket and football in Sydney 1890-1912
Sharp, M. P.
Between 1890 and 1912 cricket and football became mass
spectacles in Sydney. Cricket had been popular since
the 1850s but an over-abundance of international tours
in the 1880s almost killed the game as a spectacle. In
the same decade rugby and Australian rules competed with
each other to become Sydney's main football code. From
the early 1890s public interest in cricket revived, partly
because of a break in international tours and partly
through the introduction of a local club...[Show more]
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