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redarrow2.gif (2829 bytes) The first century in Test cricket was scored by Charlie Bannerman of Australia in 1877.
redarrow2.gif (2829 bytes) The first batsman to twice score a hundred in each innings of a Test was England’s Herbert Sutcliffe in 1925   and 1929.
                                                                                                                                       
  
redarrow2.gif (2829 bytes) The first batsman to be dismissed for 99 on his Test debut was Australia’s Arthur Chipperfield at Tent Bridge in 1934. He was 99 not out at lunch.
redarrow2.gif (2829 bytes) The highest score by a player in his last Test as captain was Ian Chappell’s 192 against England in 1975.

  
redarrow2.gif (2829 bytes) Wilfred Rhodes had the longest ever Test career : 30 years 315 days from 1899 to 1930.
redarrow2.gif (2829 bytes) The first bowler to take 5 wickets in a Test innings was Australia’s Billy Midwinter in 1877.

  
redarrow2.gif (2829 bytes) The first bowler to take 10 wickets in a Test innings was Jim Laker in 1956.
redarrow2.gif (2829 bytes) The only two Test cricketers to play Davis Cup tennis were Cota Ramaswami of India and West Indies wicket-keeper Ralph Legall.

  
redarrow2.gif (2829 bytes) The first player to score 100 runs and take 10 wickets in the same Test was Australia’s Alan Davidson in 1960.
redarrow2.gif (2829 bytes) The first left hander to score a century on his test debut was John Mills of New Zealand in 1930.

  
redarrow2.gif (2829 bytes) The first brothers to play Test cricket were Charlie (1877) and Alec (1879) Bannerman of Australia.
redarrow2.gif (2829 bytes) The oldest Test Captain was WG Grace, aged 50 years 320 days in 1899.
 
  
redarrow2.gif (2829 bytes) The first batsman to share in 50 century partnerships in Tests was India’s Sunil Gavaskar.
redarrow2.gif (2829 bytes) Australia’s Allan Border played in more Test innings than any other batsman (265).
 
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