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1880

Test cricket's last-minute arrival

Sep 11, 2010: The first Test to be played in England was a hastily put-together affair that took place against the odds

Martin Williamson

England v Australia, The Oval, 1880

I was there

Sep 1939: In the 1939 Autumn Annual, Revd CJM Godfrey wrote of his memories of attending the first Test in England, at The Oval in September 1880, as a schoolboy

England v Australia, only Test, The Oval

England squeeze home in country's first Test

Sep 8, 1880: The hastily-arranged match between the Australians and an England XI captained by Lord Harris, now deemed to be the first Test staged in England, was won by the home side but produced a thrilling contest which ebbed and flowed to the end

Martin Williamson

Test match

England v Australia 1880

1880: A brief account of the Oval Test as reported in Wisden

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England v Australia at The Oval - Sep 6-8, 1880
England won by 5 wickets
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