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.
Find more information about the Melvin Vaniman collection of photographic panoramas in the State Library of New South Wales' catalogue: acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemdetailpaged.aspx?itemid=413018

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    quasymody

    • 20/Aug/2011 08:31:39

    Foster of course captained England at association football. In the rugby code, English cricket captains A.N. Hornby and A.E. Stoddart both captained England at rugby.

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    MARK L FRANKLING

    • 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. :-) www.putneycricketclub.com/players/default.cshtml?page=all cheers Mark L Frankling