Mid-day – As another edition of cricket’s greatest traditional rivalry kicks off in Brisbane today, mid-day sends down some England v Australia googlies and straight ones



  • The Melbourne Cricket Ground hosted the first ever England v Australia Test in 1877.
  • On which ground was the first ever England v Australia Test held in England?
  • Who was the first English-born player to score a Test century in England v Australia cricket?
  • Which Australian captain in the 1970s never lost a series to England after being given the job for the seventh Test in 1970-71?
  • Who is this dashing Australian batsman who scored hundreds in his first two Tests against England?

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