England tour of Australia, 1876/77 /

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1877

Test cricket's first gambling victim

Nov 5, 2011: England's wicketkeeper was missing from the first Test ever in 1877 because he had been arrested after a fight caused by gambling on a game he was umpiring

Martin Williamson

First Test

Australia v England 1876-77

1878: We apologise but the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack of 1878 did not carry a report of this match.

Second Test Match

Australia v England 1876-77

1878: We apologise but the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack of 1878 did not carry a report of this match.

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England in Australia, 1876-77

1878: What have come to be accepted as the first two official Test matches were played in Australia in 1876-77

Steven Lynch
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Tour Results
Australia v England at Melbourne - Mar 31-Apr 4, 1877
England won by 4 wickets
Australia v England at Melbourne - Mar 15-19, 1877
Australia won by 45 runs
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