FIRST CRICKET TEST MATCH 1877

FIRST CRICKET TEST MATCH 1877

The term ‘Test’ is thought to have originated from the perception that matches between Australia and England’s representative teams were a “test of cricketing strength and competence.” The sun shone brightly in the afternoon as the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground  prepared for one of the most historic moments in cricket history. England travelled to Australia in 1877 to compete in the first international test match of cricket. The game was held at …

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The history of cricket

THE HISTORY OF CRICKET

The sport of cricket has a known history, beginning in the 16th century. The game originated in England, among shepherds using their crooks as bats, and the earliest wickets may well have been narrow sheep pens. The earliest men’s games that were officially recorded (from law court records) were played in southeast England in the …

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