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The monument over the grave commemorates Dave Gregory (1845 -1 919), Australia’s first test cricket captain.

Dave Gregory joined the National Cricket Club in Sydney and in 1866 played his first intercolonial match against Victoria. In 1867-75 he was a member of the Warwick Club and for two seasons had the best averages both as a batsman and a bowler. With his brothers Edward James and Charles Smith (1847 - 1935) he played a celebrated series of single wicket matches against Victorian players.

He captained New South Wales and in March 1877 the combined New South Wales and Victorian side that defeated J. Lillywhite`s English team in what is known as the first Australia-England Test match. In 1878 with John Conway of Victoria Gregory organized the first Australian team to visit England. Gregory captained the side which was financed by £50 from each player. It played thirty-seven matches and won thirteen of seventeen eleven-a-side games, including a renowned victory at Lords on 27 May against the Marylebone Cricket Club that established the repute of Australian cricketers in England .


Address:Pacific Highway, Meth 1, Path 21, #34B, Gore Hill Cemetery, St Leonards, 2065
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.824601
Long: 151.190238
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1993
Front Inscription

Dave William Gregory
Born 15 . 4. 1845
Died 4. 8. 1919

Australia’s first test cricket captain, 1877

Hon. Sec. N.S.W.C.A.  1883 92

Erected 1993, by supporters of the game


Source: MA,ADB, HNSW
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