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A Century of Tests

on BBC One London

In September 1880, England met Australia at The Oval in the first test match staged in this country. So began one of the great confrontations in sport - the battle for the Ashes. John Arlott tells the story of those 100 years - a rich history stretching back from Lillee and Thomson to the days of W. G. Grace. A chance to see Fred Trueman and Frank Tyson in action again in Colin Cowdrey 's Old England team which today met Bob Simpson 's Old Australia at The Oval.
Introduced by Peter West , who meets England's oldest living test cricketer - Andrew Sandham - together with one of cricket's oldest supporters, author and playwright Ben Travers.
Produced by MIKE ADLEY. BBC Manchester Feature: page 72
Peter Brookes 's View: page 82


John Arlott
Fred Trueman
Frank Tyson
Colin Cowdrey
Bob Simpson
Introduced By:
Peter West
Andrew Sandham
Ben Travers.
Produced By:
Mike Adley.
Peter Brookes

BBC One London

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