Records / Test matches / Individual records (captains, players, umpires) / Players making their first-class debut in a Test match

Player Match Venue Year
JR Hodges Australia v England Melbourne 1876-77
TK Kendall Australia v England Melbourne 1876-77
Hon. CJ Coventry England v South Africa Port Elizabeth 1888-89
OR Dunell South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 1888-89
CE Finlason South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 1888-89
BAF Grieve England v South Africa Port Elizabeth 1888-89
P Hutchinson South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 1888-89
GA Kempis South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 1888-89
WH Milton South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 1888-89
AE Ochse South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 1888-89
A Rose-Innes South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 1888-89
FW Smith South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 1888-89
RB Stewart South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 1888-89
AB Tancred South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 1888-89
CH Vintcent South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 1888-89
WH Ashley South Africa v England Cape Town 1888-89
JEP McMaster England v South Africa Cape Town 1888-89
WHM Richards South Africa v England Cape Town 1888-89
NHCD Theunissen South Africa v England Cape Town 1888-89
G Cripps South Africa v England Cape Town 1891-92
JF du Toit South Africa v England Cape Town 1891-92
CG Fichardt South Africa v England Cape Town 1891-92
EA Halliwell South Africa v England Cape Town 1891-92
AM Miller England v South Africa Port Elizabeth 1895-96
JT Willoughby South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 1895-96
WHB Frank South Africa v England Johannesburg 1895-96
GH Shepstone South Africa v England Johannesburg 1895-96
AG Archer England v South Africa Cape Town 1898-99
GE Vivian New Zealand v India Kolkata 1964-65
U Ranchod Zimbabwe v India New Delhi 1992-93
Mashrafe Mortaza Bangladesh v Zimbabwe Dhaka 2001-02
Yasir Ali Pakistan v Bangladesh Multan 2003-04
Nazmul Hossain Bangladesh v India Chittagong 2004-05

Dunell captained South Africa on his first-class and Test debut (the 1888-89 Port Elizabeth Test is now considered to be the first first-class match ever played in South Africa, which is why so many players from that match appear on this list). du Toit, Frank, McMaster, Richards and Stewart played only one first-class match, a Test, while Coventry, Grieve, Hutchinson and Willoughby played two (both Tests).

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