Tries out cricket matches (5)
I believe the answer is:
This clue is a double definition.
'tries out' is the first definition.
('test' can be a synonym of 'try out')
'cricket matches' is the second definition.
(I've seen this in other clues)
(Other definitions for tests that I've seen before include "Trials -- tribulations" , "Examinations, trials" , "Trials, exams" , "Major cricket matches" , "Tries out" .)