Major cricket in 1896/97

 
Australia
  Other First-Class matches in Australia 1896/97
  Sheffield Shield 1896/97
 
India
  Bombay Presidency Match 1896/97
 
New Zealand
  Other First-Class matches in New Zealand 1896/97
  Queensland in New Zealand 1896/97
 
South Africa
  Currie Cup 1896/97
 
West Indies
  A Priestley's XI in West Indies 1896/97
  Lord Hawke's XI in West Indies 1896/97
  Other First-Class matches in West Indies 1896/97