Boys playing cricket, about 1896

Boys playing cricket, about 1896

Boys play cricket on a country road (probably Dobson on the West Coast).

The painting is titled Young New Zealand at play; cricket in a mining town. It appeared in the Weekly Press, 28 October 1899 and was probably painted in 1896.

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Posted: 09 Jul 2009

Hi Bill The short answer really is still 'Ask your local librarian'! We suggest asking David Verran at Auckland City Library if he knows of any records of the club (there doesn't seem to be one with this name any more, but there is or was an Onehunga Workingmen's Cricket Club). And there's a centennial history of the Akld Cricket Assn, 100 Not Out. If you have any dates of games he may have played in you could also check local newspapers for that time. Jamie Mackay

Bill Wilson

Posted: 08 Jul 2009

Hi I am looking for old photos of my dad H V Wilson played cricket for Onehunga cricket club we think about 1935sh.Information we have he played at Eden park when he was 15sh & got his first hat trick.Is there anywhere we can get more Information. Thank you Bill If you need to contact me My Work DDI 4144792 Home 09 4243130