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Sunderland Echo Article: The day the Australia’s cricketers came to Sunderland, 11th April, 2013 "WEARSIDE cricket fans will be bowled over by a new book. Today we take a look. HOWZAT! A new book featuring Wearside’s links to a historic Ashes game planned for this summer has just been published by sports historian and archivist Keith Gregson. Australia in Sunderland: The Making of A Test Match details ten games played by Australia within the town between 1878 and 1977 – complete with archive photos and documents. “On August 9, 2013, the Australian cricket team will step onto the Emirates Durham International...

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RARE PHOTOGRAPH INSPIRES AUTHOR CRICKET BOOK RECORDS BACKGROUND TO DURHAM’S GROUNDBREAKING ASHES TEST This August sees the first ever Ashes test match on Durham soil.  The most famous contest in the cricketing world first took place in Melbourne, Australia in March 1877. Writer, historian and musician Keith Gregson takes up the story; “We had to wait another three and a half years for the first England v Australia match in England. However, the Australians did come over to Britain in 1878 on what is regarded as the first proper representative tour here.” The last game of this tour was against...

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