International Cricket Match, at Kennington Oval.
Lithograph. Sheet size: 240 x 310mm (9½ x 12¼").
A plate from William Mackenzie's 'British Field Sports', c.1880. A view from the crown during an international cricket match, being played at the Oval cricket ground in Kennington, London. The Oval has been the home ground of Surrey County Cricket Club since it was built in 1845. It was the first ground in England to host international Test cricket, in September 1880. The final Test match of the English season is traditionally played there. William Mackenzie, of Ludgate Hill, Edinburgh and Dublin, was a well-known publisher of books in the 1870s. His best-known publication was probably County Seats of 'The Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland'.
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