Wood-engraving. 1858. 210mm by 275mm (sheet). Mr Punch runs with cricket bat and bails followed by his dog leaving behind papers marked 'Politics'.
In January 1858, the MCC challenged any team in the Australian Colonies and a team from New South Wales accepted the challenge, which was played on the MCG.From 'Melbourne Punch'. Melbourne Punch began in 1855. From 1855-1861 Nicholas Chevalier was one of the principal cartoonists most of whose work was engraved by Samuel Calvert. Reverse blank." Item #1496