In 1882, Studd played in the first cricket test match, against Australia – the first time the Ashes were named. He was recognised as an outstanding cricketer at Trinity College, Cambridge from where he graduated in 1883. A year later, when his brother was seriously ill he came to the realisation that nothing in this world will last – became famous for the poem: Only one life ’twill soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last. Subsequently, he gave away his inheritance from his father.