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The Firsts in the History of Cricket

Cricket is the most admired sport for this planet. We cannot deny that fact. Along with the game, its history is too interesting and a matter of curiosity for the current generation. Many of us play online cricket games, without knowing about the deeper connections of this sport to the players. 

Let’s go back to the history today and dig out some of the first recorded. All those who take interest in the sport and those who play daily fantasy cricket games know, when was it first played internationally, hence we are not getting to that part. Just have a read on: 

First 10 wickets haul in test cricket 

Jim Laker, the English Cricketer playing for Surrey County Cricket Club, took 10 wickets on a dusty pitch at Old Trafford in 1956 against Australia. He took 9 wickets for 37 and Australian team playing the Ashes was out for 84 at the first innings and delivered a perfect 10 during the 2nd one. 51.2-23-53-10 was his final score at the end of the 2nd innings. 

First hat-trick in test 

Frederick Spofforth, the Australian fast bowler and one of the greatest bowler of 19th century took three wicket in three balls at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the one-off test. His bowling led England to 26 for 7 in that innings. 

First triple century in test 

Andy Sandham, the Surrey opener, will be remembered for his first triple century in test cricket. This English cricket scored an unbeatable 325 runs in 1930 against West Indies at Sabina Park. Because of his score, England’s total score went to 849 in the 1st innings. 

First 300 in a day 

Don Bradman, the Don of cricket and the Australian international cricketer who is acknowledged as the greatest cricketer of all time, is the one to score 309 on the first day in Headingley against England at the Ashes before tea break. 

First test hundred before lunch 

Victor Trumper, the Australian versatile batsman, shone brightest during the wet summer Manchester Test in 1902, when he made 104 in two hours. By lunch, he had taken Australia to 173 for 1 in the test innings. 

First to hit sixes in an over 

Garry Sobers, the West Indies batsman, was captaining Nottinghamshire in a county game against Glamorgan in 1968. He was the first to hit 6 sixes in an over and make 36 runs. 

These are not all the firsts in cricket. There are many more we haven’t mentioned. And those will take another post, which might come again soon! 

Till then, enjoy reading and playing fantasy sports!

Read more:
1. Wise ball in Cricket – A History
2. English Culture and England Cricket Team