E. Peate


E. Peate 6-85 v AustraliaBack to boards

Ted Peate became the first cricketer to make the Honours Boards when his figures of 6-85 in the first innings helped England to win the first ever Test match against Australia at Lord’s in July 1884.

His victims included the Australian captain Billy Murdoch, whom he got out lbw for 10, and has the distinction of taking the first-ever Test match wicket at Lord’s – in fact, the first four Test wickets captured on the ground all came from Peate’s bowling.

He then took one catch in the second innings, helping the hosts to win by an innings and 5 runs.

He played a total of nine Tests for England, averaging 11.66 with the bat and 22.03 with the ball.