First cricket test match in England
Played between national teams, test matches are the longest and considered to be the highest standard. The first 3 officially recognised test matches took place in in Melbourne, Australia, in: 1877, 1877, 1879, between England and Australia, and were won by: Aus, Eng, Aus. The 3rd test, and the first played in England, took place at The Oval, 6-8 September 1880, and was won by England. Our picture shows the England team with W. G. Grace seated centre.