The Australian cricket team in England in 1899 played 35 first-class matches including five Tests, the first time that a series in England had consisted of more than three matches. It was also the first time that a panel of selectors was appointed; previously the authority for the ground where the match was to be played was responsible for selecting the side.

The First Test at Trent Bridge saw W G Grace make his final appearance for England, while Wilfred Rhodes made his Test debut in the same match.

Australia won the Test series 1–0 with 4 Tests drawn:

External sources

Annual reviews

  • James Lillywhite's Cricketers' Annual (Red Lilly) 1900
  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack 1900

Further reading

  • Bill Frindall, The Wisden Book of Test Cricket 1877-1978, Wisden, 1979
  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993
  • Ray Robinson, On Top Down Under, Cassell, 1975
List of Ashes series
Non-Ashes Australia v England Test series
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