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The death of Lord Darnley's uncle, Mr. E. V. Bligh, at the advanced age of nearly 80, has removed one of the most pictur-   esque figures that cricket ever knew. He was most keenly interested when, in 1882 his nephew, then Mr. Ivo Bligh, brought to Australia one of the strongest teams that have ever left England. A writer in

the "Westminster Gazette" recalls the fact that it was immediately after one of the ''tests" of that tour that a band of Australian ladies—headed by the present Countess of Darnley (then Miss Florence Morphy, of Beechworth), presented the English captain with a tiny silver urn, containing what they termed "the ashes of Australian cricket."

   

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