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1895-96
England in The Home International (British) Championships 1897-98
1896-97 (14th)
British Championship 1896-97 Table - Final Placings
Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Scotland (7) 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 5
England (5) 3 2 0 1 11 2 +9 4
Ireland 3 1 0 2 5 14 -9 2
Wales 3 0 1 2 5 10 -5 1


Home International Championship 1896-97 - Matches

1 20 February 1897 - England 6 Ireland 0 [3-0]
Trentbridge Cricket Ground, West Bridgford , Nottingham
(13,490)
Bloomer (2), Wheldon (3), Athersmith HW
2 6 March 1897 - Ireland 4 Wales 3 [3-1]
Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast (10,000)
Barron, Stanfield, Jn.Pyper, Peden
W.Meredith (2), Jenkyns
3 20 March 1897 - Wales 2 Scotland 2 [1-1]
The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham (5,000)
Morgan-Owen, Pugh
Ritchie (pen), Walker
4 27 March 1897 - Scotland 5 Ireland 1 [4-0]
Ibrox Park, Copland Road, Ibroxholm, Glasgow (15,000)
McPherson (2), Gibson, McColl, King
Jm.Pyper
5 29 March 1897 - England 4 Wales 0 [2-0]
Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield (5,000)
Needham, Bloomer, Milward (2) HW
6 3 April 1897 - England 1 Scotland 2 [1-1]
Sports Arena, Crystal Palace Park, Penge, London
(33,715)
Bloomer
Hyslop, Millar
HL

Notes

For the first time in its relatively short history, the Championship is mentioned in, so far, just one newspaper report. Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper, on Sunday, 4 April 1897.  Although all newspaper reports still talk about the annual matches as being a bragging contest.  Only after the final match between, was an 'International Championship' mentioned and a final table was produced.

 

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