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1889

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

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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Series Results
South Africa v England at Cape Town - Mar 25-26, 1889
England won by an innings and 202 runs
South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth - Mar 12-13, 1889
England won by 8 wickets
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