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William James Fleury

Cricket, United Kingdom

This blazer was worn by Fleury in 1910, when he was the Captain of the Canadian XI cricket team during their tour of the United Kingdom. The tour officially began on June 30th and ended on August 11th. During the tour, the Canadian team competed against fifteen other cricket teams from the United Kingdom and won nine, lost three and tied three matches.

To see a picture of Fleury wearing this blazer please see artifact SH2017.1.5.

SPECIFICATIONS

Object #
SH2017.1.1

Description
The black, white and purple blazer has four gold coloured buttons secured to the front. On the left breast pocket, there is a decorative patch that says “Toronto – Zingari Canada” and features a white maple leaf with purple veining.

Measurements
86 cm (l) x 45 cm (w)

Material
Wool, cotton and silk

Beliefs

Recognition of past sport accomplishments is inspiring for those who participate in the present and in the future.