Australian Team v Willsher’s Gentlemen, Chilham Castle, Kent, 1878. Painted by William Andrews Nesfield (1793-1881), artist and landscape architect.
In 2014, shortly after the England Women’s team retained The Ashes (despite actually having day jobs at the same time), the top handful of players were made full-time professionals. Yay! Now they earned the same as junior county professionals in the men’s game. They won The Ashes. They won The Ashes, whilst doing day jobs.
You can see the whole piece here.
The square was cut from Two Hundred Years Of Heritage Stamps, published by Royal Mail/Australia Post in 1988.