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Where are we 140 years later?

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

Mark Nicholas

Charles Bannerman: Australia's Premier Batsman

What do we know about the first Test cricketer?

Aug 7, 2016: A new biography of Charles Bannerman seeks to explore why his cricketing peak was brief and lonely

Gideon Haigh

Odd men in

Tom Horan - Cricket writer par excellence

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

Gideon Haigh


The birth of Test cricket

Jan 23, 1998: A look back to the first game in cricket's premier format

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.

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