A.G. Steel


A.G. Steel 148 v AustraliaBack to boards

Allan Gibson Steel became the first player to score a Test century at Lord's and consequently the first batsman on the iconic Honours Boards when he hit 148 for England versus Australia in 1884.

In the first ever Test match at the Home of Cricket, it was Australia who won the toss and elected to bat. 

The visitors made a total of 229 in their first innings with Ted Peate taking a five-wicket haul to become the first player on the Honours Boards.

In reply,  England were 120-4 before Steel entered the crease. The middle-order batsman went on to score 148 with 13 fours in an innings that lasted 230 minutes to help his side tally a score of 379 in reply.

Australia could only manage 145 in their second innings which gave England the historical title of winning the first-ever Test match at Lord's.