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The ignorant internationals

Nov 28, 2009: A look back to a Test series where some of those taking part never knew they had become international cricketers

Martin Williamson

Second Test Match

England v South Africa 1889

2001: Toss: England

South Africa 0 England 2

The English team in South Africa 1888-89

1890: It has been stated on the best authority that the cricket tour in South Africa during the winter of 1888-89 - arranged by Major Wharton, and carried out under his direction - did not pay its expenses, but in every other sense than the financial one

First Test Match

South Africa v England, 1888-89

1890: The first of the two eleven-a-side matches that were played, and a victory for the Englishmen by eight wickets

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