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Old August 27, 2011, 06:38 AM
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England in South Africa Test Series - 1st Test
South Africa v England
England won by 32 runs
Test no. 58 | 1898/99 season
Played at Old Wanderers, Johannesburg
14,15,16 February 1899 (3-day match)


  • England led the 2-match series 1-0
  • Balls per over 5
  • Warner was the first to carry his bat through a completed innings on debut for England.
  • AE Trott was making his debut for England after appearing in three Tests for Australia .

Lord Hawke captained the side. Although he scored a duck and 5 in this match, much remains to be said about his career and philosophy.

Cricket," he once wrote, "is a moral lesson in itself, and the classroom is God's air and sunshine. Foster it, my brothers, protect it from anything that will sully it, so that it will be in favour with all men.'
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