Showing news for 1st Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 15-19, 1877
Mar 15, 2017: Test cricket has gone through all sorts of transformations since 1877, but it has never lost its ability to be the most magical of all sports
Charles Bannerman: Australia's Premier Batsman
Aug 7, 2016: A new biography of Charles Bannerman seeks to explore why his cricketing peak was brief and lonely
Odd men in
Apr 11, 2006: If Tom Horan rings a bell at all today, it is as a name in the very first Test in 1877, and on the Australians' inaugural tour of England a year later
Jan 23, 1998: A look back to the first game in cricket's premier format
1878: We apologise but the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack of 1878 did not carry a report of this match.