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Australian cricket team in Ceylon and India in 1935–36
This tour was privately organized, and was not endorsed by the Australian Board of Control. Australia's Test team were touring South Africa, and the Board, determined that the Sheffield Shield season should not be further affected by the absence of leading players, stipulated that no current Sheffield Shield players would be allowed to tour India.
The finance for the tour was provided by The Maharaja of Patiala, and the team was selected and organized by the Australian cricketer Frank Tarrant, who had long playing experience in Australia, England and India. The team's official title was "His Highness the Maharaja of Patiala's Team of Australian Cricketers".
The Australian team
The team chosen consisted largely of former Test players and fringe Sheffield Shield players. The players, with their ages at the start of the tour in late October 1935, were:
As well, Frank Warne (29) played in three of the first-class matches, Frank Tarrant (54) and Joseph Davis (age unknown) each played in two, and Tarrant's son Louis (31) played in one. The Maharaja of Patiala also played in one match for the Australians, as guest captain against Patiala, who were captained by his son, the Yuvraj of Patiala.
From November 1935 to February 1936, the team played 16 first-class matches in India, including four matches against an All-India XI:
- 1st international at Bombay Gymkhana – Australia won by 9 wickets
- 2nd international at Eden Gardens, Calcutta – Australia won by 8 wickets
- 3rd international at Bagh-e-Jinnah, Lahore – India won by 68 runs
- 4th international at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Madras – India won by 33 runs
- "Third Man", "The Australians in India", The Cricketer, Annual 1935-36, pp. 85–86.
- Ramachandra Guha, A Corner of a Foreign Field, Picador, London, 2002, p. 233.
- "Patiala v Australians 1935-36". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
- "All Ceylon v Australians, 1935/36". Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
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- "Australia in India, 1935/36, 2nd Unofficial Test". Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
- "Australia in India, 1935/36, 3rd Unofficial Test". Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
- "Australia in India, 1935/36, 4th Unofficial Test". Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
- Mihir Bose, A History of Indian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, London, 1990, pp. 99–100
- Mike Coward, Cricket Beyond the Bazaar, Allen & Unwin, North Sydney, 1990, pp. 89–113
- Ramachandra Guha, A Corner of a Foreign Field: An Indian History of a British Sport, Picador, London, 2001, pp. 233–34