Cricket - Australian Test Players 1877-1995

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275-Graham Neil Yallop played 39 Tests from 1976 to 1984. He captained Australia during the tumultuous era of World Series Cricket in the late 1970s. He played his first and last Tests against the West Indies. In 1978, he made history as the first player to wear a full helmet in a Test match. He scored 2756 Test runs at 41.13 including 8 centuries.

275-Graham Neil Yallop played 39 Tests from 1976 to 1984. He captained Australia during the tumultuous era of World Series Cricket in the late 1970s. He played his first and last Tests against the West Indies. In 1978, he made history as the first player to wear a full helmet in a Test match. He scored 2756 Test runs at 41.13 including 8 centuries.

14-Frederick Robert "Fred" Spofforth also known as "The Demon Bowler" was arguably the Australian cricket team's finest pace bowler of the nineteenth century. He was the first bowler to take 50 Test wickets and the first to take a test hat-trick in 1879. He played in Test Matches for Australia between 1877 and 1887. In 18 tests he took 94 wickets at an average of 18.41.

14-Frederick Robert "Fred" Spofforth also known as "The Demon Bowler" was arguably the Australian cricket team's finest pace bowler of the nineteenth century. He was the first bowler to take 50 Test wickets and the first to take a test hat-trick in 1879. He played in Test Matches for Australia between 1877 and 1887. In 18 tests he took 94 wickets at an average of 18.41.

The Gentle Demon ! He was one of the greatest of all fast bowlers of Cricket. The opposition shuddered at the sight when he was bowling, yet he was a human first and foremost. He was more gentleman than a fast bowler. A tribute to Ray Lindwall of Australia

The Gentle Demon ! He was one of the greatest of all fast bowlers of Cricket. The opposition shuddered at the sight when he was bowling, yet he was a human first and foremost. He was more gentleman than a fast bowler. A tribute to Ray Lindwall of Australia

27-George Giffen was an all-rounder who batted in the middle order and often opened the bowling with medium-paced off-spin, He captained Australia during the 1894–95 Ashes series. He was the first Test cricketer to score 1000 runs and take 100 Test wickets and the first Australian to take 1000 first-class wickets and score 10000 runs.

27-George Giffen was an all-rounder who batted in the middle order and often opened the bowling with medium-paced off-spin, He captained Australia during the 1894–95 Ashes series. He was the first Test cricketer to score 1000 runs and take 100 Test wickets and the first Australian to take 1000 first-class wickets and score 10000 runs.

10-William ("Billy") Evans Midwinter holds a unique place as the only cricketer to play for Australia and England in Test Matches against each other having been born in England. He made his Test debut in the first ever Test match in 1877 and took five wickets in the first innings. He was selected to tour with the England team visiting Australia in 1881/2 then emigrated back to Australia and played for Australia in 1883/4 and in 1884. His batting performance at Test level was not exceptional,

10-William ("Billy") Evans Midwinter holds a unique place as the only cricketer to play for Australia and England in Test Matches against each other having been born in England. He made his Test debut in the first ever Test match in 1877 and took five wickets in the first innings. He was selected to tour with the England team visiting Australia in 1881/2 then emigrated back to Australia and played for Australia in 1883/4 and in 1884. His batting performance at Test level was not exceptional,

2-John McCarthy Blackham. He was a specialist wicket-keeper, He played in the first Test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in March 1877 and the famous Ashes Test match of 1882. Such was his skill that he became known as the "prince of wicket-keepers". He was Australia's regular wicket-keeper from 1877 to 1894 and late in his career, he captained the Australian team.

2-John McCarthy Blackham. He was a specialist wicket-keeper, He played in the first Test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in March 1877 and the famous Ashes Test match of 1882. Such was his skill that he became known as the "prince of wicket-keepers". He was Australia's regular wicket-keeper from 1877 to 1894 and late in his career, he captained the Australian team.

1-Charles Bannerman. Right handed batsman.  He played in the first three matches designated as Test matches. The first, between Australia and England, was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in March 1877. He faced the first ball, scored the first run and made the first century in Test cricket.  His Test record is 239 runs at an average of 59.75. He could not cope with celebrity status, and gambling debts and alcohol left him impoverished.

1-Charles Bannerman. Right handed batsman. He played in the first three matches designated as Test matches. The first, between Australia and England, was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in March 1877. He faced the first ball, scored the first run and made the first century in Test cricket. His Test record is 239 runs at an average of 59.75. He could not cope with celebrity status, and gambling debts and alcohol left him impoverished.

13-William (Billy) Lloyd Murdoch. He captained the Australian team on tours to England in 1880, 1882 (when the Ashes legend was born), 1884 and 1890.

13-William (Billy) Lloyd Murdoch. He captained the Australian team on tours to England in 1880, 1882 (when the Ashes legend was born), 1884 and 1890.

33-Arthur Harwood ("Affie") Jarvis was an Australian wicket-keeper. His Test cricket debut was against England at the MCG in January 1885 and his last Test was also against England at the same ground in March 1895. He was unlucky in that his time clashed with Jack Blackham but he still played 11 Tests for Australia and toured England.

33-Arthur Harwood ("Affie") Jarvis was an Australian wicket-keeper. His Test cricket debut was against England at the MCG in January 1885 and his last Test was also against England at the same ground in March 1895. He was unlucky in that his time clashed with Jack Blackham but he still played 11 Tests for Australia and toured England.

8-Thomas Patrick Horan. He was a batsman. At age 23, he was selected to play in the first Test between Australia and England in March 1877.  He enjoyed a regular place in the Australian Test team into the mid-1880s. His highest Test score of 124 was made in the First Test of the 1881/82 season against England.

8-Thomas Patrick Horan. He was a batsman. At age 23, he was selected to play in the first Test between Australia and England in March 1877. He enjoyed a regular place in the Australian Test team into the mid-1880s. His highest Test score of 124 was made in the First Test of the 1881/82 season against England.

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