Cricket at the Sydney Cricket Ground, 12 December 1903

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From the scoreboard, it can be deduced that this is the second day of the First Test, England v Australia. England won by five runs, aided by the extraordinary debut innings of 287 from R. E. Foster. Foster is the only man to have captained England in both football and cricket.
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    • 20/Jan/2016 09:26:13

    20 january 2016 English County Cricket 2016: Checkout - Ashley French, He is a "rising star" at the Putney cricket club in England. One day he might be bigger than Graham Gooch. :-) cheers Mark L Frankling

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    • 24/Nov/2017 21:42:41

    Hi folks, I spent a day or two restoring this one (with appropriate attribution & link back to here). What a wonderful piece of luck that Vaniman happened to be there to capture this historic moment in Test Cricketing history! Hope you like it... 12 Dec 1903 - "TEST CRICKET AT THE SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND, 1903", Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (restored duotone version)