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Trophy tankard presented to Mr AC Bannerman in commemoration of the visit of the Australian cricketing team, 1880

2005.0072.0001

Trophy tankard presented to Mr AC Bannerman in commemoration of the visit of the Australian cricketing team, 1880

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Physical description

A silver tankard, which tapers slightly from the base to the lip, with a squarish handle, and a banded section around the base. "PRESENTED BY / THE HON BLE. F.T. SARGOOD. / ON BEHALF OF / A NUMBER OF COLONISTS IN ENGLAND. / to Mr. A.C. Bannerman. / IN COMMEMORATION OF / THE VISIT OF THE AUSTRALIAN CRICKETING TEAM / SEASON - 1880 / WON 21 MATCHES / DRAWN 12 / LOST 4" is engraved in the side. Engraved near the handle are silver hallmarks.

Statement of significance

The A C Bannerman collection consists of a silver-plate tankard presented to Australian cricketer Alexander Chalmers (Alick) Bannerman by Mr (later Sir) Frederick Thomas Sargood on the occasion of the Australian cricket team's 1880 tour of England.

A C Bannerman was a public servant by profession and an avid and successful amateur cricketer. A cautious, 'stonewalling' batsman and a highly regarded fielder, Bannerman was a member of the Australian team from 1878 until 1893. The 1880 Australian tour of England, from when this tankard dates, is notable in that it included the first Test match played on English soil.

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