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MCC Australian Test players

Brad Hodge on Test debut in 2005The club has a long and proud tradition of providing members of Australian Test teams.

The very first Australian Test team which met England on the MCG in March 1877 contained three MCC players (Jack Blackham, Bransby Cooper and Bill Midwinter) and up to the Second World War, it was unusual for an Australian Test team not to contain at least one player from the club.

Members wandering through Level 2 of the Members Reserve can pause in the atrium to view the photographs of the MCC representatives who have played Test cricket for Australia.

The definition of a MCC Test representative has varied slightly. It is now accepted that a player must have played for the club in the same season that he played for Australia, However, this list also includes a few 19th century players who did not conform to this criteria but played for the MCC at some point in their career.

PLAYER                                                      NO. OF TESTS           FIRST-CLASS CAREER
BLACKHAM, John McCarthy                           35                               1874 - 1894
COOPER, Bransby Beauchamp                   1                                  1863 - 1877
MIDWINTER, William Evans                          12                                1874 - 1886
KELLY, Thomas Joseph Dart                        2                                  1863 - 1882
SPOFFORTH, Frederick Robert                    18                                1874 - 1897
ALLAN, Francis Erskine                                  2                                  1867 - 1882
ALEXANDER, George                                      2                                  1875 - 1884
BONNOR, George John                                 17                                 1880 - 1890
MCDONNELL, Percy Stanislaus                  19                                 1877 - 1895
MOULE, William Henry                                    1                                  1878 - 1885
COULTHARD, George                                    1                                   1880 - 1882
BRUCE, William                                              14                                 1892 - 1903
TRUMBLE, John William                                7                                   1883 - 1893
WALTERS, Francis Henry                              1                                   1880 - 1895
MCILWRAITH, John                                         1                                   1884 - 1889
EDWARDS, John Dunlop                               3                                   1880 - 1889
TRUMBLE, Hugh                                              32                                1887 - 1903
MCLEOD, Robert William                               6                                   1889 - 1899
GRAHAM, Henry                                                6                                  1892 - 1906
MCLEOD, Charles Edward                            17                                 1893 - 1905
ARMSTRONG, Warwick                                  50                                 1898 - 1921
HAZLITT, Gervys Rignold                                9                                   1905 - 1913
RANSFORD, Vernon Seymour                      20                                 1903 - 1927
HENDRY, Hunter Scott Thomas                  11                                  1918 - 1935
PONSFORD, William Harold                         29                                 1920 - 1934
RIGG, Keith Edward                                        8                                    1926 - 1936
NAGEL, Lisle Ernest                                       1                                    1927 - 1938
DARLING, Leonard Stuart                             12                                   1926 - 1937
EBELING, Hans Irvine                                    1                                     1923 - 1937
FLEETWOOD-SMITH, Leslie O'Brien          10                                   1921 - 1939
IVERSON, John Bryan                                    5                                     1949 - 1955
MCDONALD, Colin Campbell                      47                                   1947 - 1962
KLINE, Lindsay Francis                                 13                                   1955 - 1961
GUEST, Colin Ernest John                            1                                     1958 - 1966
WATSON, Graeme Donald                            5                                     1964 - 1976
SHEAHAN, Andrew Paul                                31                                   1965 - 1973
WALKER, Maxwell Henry Norman               34                                   1968 - 1981
MOSS, Jeffrey Kenneth                                   1                                     1976 - 1982
JONES, Dean Mervyn                                     52                                   1981 - 1998
HODGE, Bradley John                                    6                                     1992 - 2010
MCDONALD, Andrew Barry                            4                                     2001 -