The announcement that Canberra would be included in the English cricket team's tour of Australia caused excitement on this day in 1936.
The Canberra Times' front page was headed with the news: "English cricketers to play at Canberra."
The Poms were set to visit the national capital in February of 1937, where they would take on a NSW country team in a two-day match.
Their tour would also take them to other parts of the country.
"The itinerary of the English cricket test team which will visit Australia this year for the 1936-37 tour was announced today," the story on the front page of the Times said.
"The test matches will be held in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Melbourne again, in that order."
The first match was due to be played in Perth on October 16, 1936, while the last was set down for Benalla, Victoria on March 5, 1937.
News from overseas and interstate otherwise dominated the Times' front page on January 11.