My first Test match

BY Allan Massie   /  21 March 2020

In this strange time with no live sport being played and England’s Jimmy Anderson even wondering whether a single ball will be bowled in what should be this year’s cricket season, it’s natural for one’s thoughts to drift down memory lane, in my case to the first Test Match I attended. That was at The Oval in August 1956. Living in Scotland I had never watched any first-class matches, though, aged nine, I had been lucky enough to see Bradman’s 1948 Invincibles when they played a two-day match against Scotland in Aberdeen.


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