Sporting spectacles : cricket and football in Sydney 1890-1912
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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