The First Australian 11
The first Australian cricket team to tour Britain was an all-Aboriginal team in 1868. In 1867, Bullocky and Cuzens became the first Aborigines to play inter-colonial cricket, representing Victoria against Tasmania and in September. Against the express wishes of the Board of Protection of Aborigines, the Aboriginal 11 was smuggled aboard a ship bound for Sydney and then Britain. Between May and October 1868 they played 47 matches in Britain - they won 14, lost 14 and drew 19, a creditable outcome. A non-Aboriginal Australian team did not tour Britain until ten years later.