ts 1
1937 german sheetlets

Tuberculosis awareness stamps
artistic presentation
space race
moon landing
charity stamps
september feature
same but different
30th anniversary of berln wall fall
Metal engraved Covers
old gibbons album
2020 year of the rat
Cinderella Stamps
July 2020
Chemical explosion
1952 New Zealand Health
Rough Riders USA 1948
Empty page
year of the ox
year of the ox
prince philip
pageWorld war 2 covers
Circuit Books
congress 2019
2018 presentation
April 2019 news
congress 2019
ABC BTN Programme
Club Items For Sale
Club Items For Sale
For Sale By Members
Wanted Page 1
Lower Murray Philatelic Society

Cricket is a game full of traditions, full of history. It's even given us the saying 'It's just not cricket!' for when we want to frown on something slightly dishonourable. Since 1550 cricket has been a leisurely game played over many, some would say too many days. So in 1971 when the traditional New Year's Day test in Melbourne was washed out by rain, it was only to satisfy cricket-starved Melburnians that an impromptu match, which would take just one day to complete, was organised. The one-day (40 over) format of the game had begun in England in 1963 and an Australian domestic competition between states had been held in the 1969/70 season. But 5 January 1971 was the first time that the game sometimes known as 'pyjama cricket' or 'hit and giggle' met the domain of international cricket. 46,000 spectators came to the Melbourne Cricket Ground to be 'outraged' - and they loved it. England batted first and made a modest 190. Australia chased the score down with 5 overs to spare. Australians particularly enjoyed this victory as the first two tests had been drawn. And therein lies one of the attractions of one-day cricket - you almost always get a result.

In recognition of the fiftieth anniversary we have found the following stamps with a Cricket theme.