150 years ago, a team of Indigenous pioneers toured the United Kingdom in a series of 47 cricket matches.
The Aboriginal XI became the first Australian team in any sport to tour internationally as they visited England for six months.
In honour of their historic efforts, in 2018 Indigenous cricket teams are once again touring England.
The 2018 touring team is made up of 13 men, who will each wear a shirt bearing the name of one of the original players; and 13 women, pioneers as the first female Indigenous team to tour the UK.
UWA Cricket Club wicketkeeper Rex Strickland is one of the 13 men, representing 1868 player Ballrinjarrimin (“Sundown”).
So far the 20-year-old has featured against the historic Marylebone Cricket Club, with the Aboriginal XI recording a win.
Australian international Dan Christian will captain the side, with rising star D’Arcy Short pinched by the Australian ODI squad, who are also touring England.
Between matches, the players will be retracing the steps and learning about their ancestors made history 150 years ago.
Graduate Officer, UWA Sport Marketing, Communication and Events