The International Cricket Match at Hoboken -- Scene on the St. George's Ground, on the Morning of the Match. Cricket.

The International Cricket Match at Hoboken -- Scene on the St. George's Ground, on the Morning of the Match.

New York: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1859. A print illustrating the first international match between England and the United States, played at Hoboken, New Jersey, on October 3 - 5, 1859. Founded in 1838 and nicknamed the "Dragonslayers", the St. George's Cricket Club hosted the first international cricket match in 1844, between Canada & the US. The SGCC set the standard of US cricket from 1838 to the Civil War. Most of its playing members were British born; native born Americans were excluded from participating in their 'English game.' The SGCC established a touring tradition for American cricket, which culminated in George Parr's All England XI visiting New York and Montreal in 1859. This was the first occasion that a professional team of players in any sport had played in the US. The All England Team of professionals played a US XXII team which comprised five SGCC players. England scored 156 and dismissed the US XXII for 38 and 54. Woodblock print with later hand color, 14 1/2 x 9 1/2", matted. Very good condition. Item #18258

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