England won the fifth test in Sydney at the end of February 1933 to take the series by the convincing margin of four to one. After a tie with Victoria in Melbourne and a draw with South Australia in Adelaide, the MCC tour reached its final conclusion. When the MCC party left Sydney for New Zealand on 16 March, to undertake the previously disputed short tour, not a single member of the Australian team attended the reception which the New South Wales Cricket Association had organised at the Hotel Australia. As Jeanes had noted in a cable to Bushby, the Tasmanian delegate, there was an ‘entire absence of good fellowship between the teams’.