The team was captained by W G Grace (Gloucestershire) who was joined by Fred Grace, James Bush (both Gloucestershire); William Oscroft, Martin McIntyre (both Nottinghamshire); Harry Jupp, James Southerton, Richard Humphrey, F H Boult (all Surrey); Andrew Greenwood (Yorkshire); James Lillywhite (Sussex); W R Gilbert (Middlesex). The party consisted of five amateurs and seven professionals.
The team played 15 matches in Australia but none are recognised as a first-class fixture.
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