March 1877 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 15 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket, Australia v England at the MCG, Melbourne, Australia
  • Mar 16 Charles Bannerman completes 1st Test cricket century, 165 v Eng
  • Mar 17 Bill Midwinter completes Test Cricket's 1st 5-wkt haul, 5-78 v England
  • Mar 23 38th Grand National: Mr Fred Hobson aboard Austerlitz wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 31 Test Cricket debut of Fred "Demon" Spofforth, Australia vs England at the MCG

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Fred Spofforth

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 5 Malcolm D Whitman, tennis champ (US Open-1898)
  • Mar 18 Clem Hill, cricketer (all-time great Australian batsman)