Roger Fenton, Cricket Match, 1857.
This image is the earliest recorded action from a cricket match.
The match was played between Hunsdonbury Club and Royal Artillery at Hunsdonbury, Hertfordshire on 25 July 1857. Roger Fenton had recently returned from documenting the Crimean War. He was one of Britain’s foremost early photographers, and established the Royal Photographic Society in 1853.