Thursday, 14 November 2013

Sachin to Jack Blackham

Trace the history of test cricket in just 11 players? James Dignan of Dunedin can do just that.

Sachin Tendulkar played his first test against a Pakistan side containing Imran Khan - Imran Khan played his first test against an England side containing Colin Cowdrey - Colin Cowdrey played his first test against an Australia side containing Keith Miller - Keith Miller played his first test against a New Zealand side containing Jack Cowie - Jack Cowie played his first test against an England side containing Wally Hammond - Wally Hammond played his first test against a South Africa side containing J.M.M. Comaille - J.M.M. Commaille played his first test against an England side containing Wilfred Rhodes - Wilfred Rhodes played his first test against an Australia side containing Hugh Trumble - Hugh Trumble played his first test against an England side containing W.G. Grace - W.G. Grace played his first test against an Australia side containing Jack Blackham - and Jack Blackham appeared in the first ever test match in 1877.