England tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 15-19, 1877
Australia won by 45 runs
15,16,17,19 March 1877 (timeless match)
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
C Bannerman retired hurt 165 285 18 0
NFD Thomson b Hill 1 0 0
TP Horan c Hill b Shaw 12 0
DW Gregory* run out 1 0 0
BB Cooper b Southerton 15 0
WE Midwinter c Ulyett b Southerton 5 0
EJ Gregory c Greenwood b Lillywhite 0 0 0
JM Blackham b Southerton 17 0
TW Garrett not out 18 0
TK Kendall c Southerton b Shaw 3 0 0
JR Hodges b Shaw 0 0 0
Extras (b 4, lb 2, w 2) 8
  Total (all out; 169.3 overs) 245 (2.16 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  A Shaw 55.3 34 51 3 1.37
  A Hill 23 10 42 1 2.73
  G Ulyett 25 12 36 0 2.16
  J Southerton 37 17 61 3 2.47
  T Armitage 3 0 15 0 7.50 (2w)
  James Lillywhite jnr 14 5 19 1 2.03
  T Emmett 12 7 13 0 1.62
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
H Jupp lbw b Garrett 63 191 241 2 0 26.14
J Selby c Cooper b Hodges 7 18 18 1 0 38.88
HRJ Charlwood c †Blackham b Midwinter 36 59 62 2 0 58.06
G Ulyett lbw b Thomson 10 14 21 2 0 47.61
A Greenwood c EJ Gregory b Midwinter 1 22 26 0 0 3.84
T Armitage c †Blackham b Midwinter 9 24 31 1 0 29.03
A Shaw b Midwinter 10 22 28 0 0 35.71
T Emmett b Midwinter 8 25 32 0 0 25.00
A Hill not out 35 41 47 3 0 74.46
James Lillywhite jnr* c & b Kendall 10 14 15 1 0 66.66
J Southerton c Cooper b Garrett 6 21 21 0 0 28.57
Extras (lb 1) 1
  Total (all out; 136.1 overs) 196 (2.15 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JR Hodges 9 0 27 1 4.50
  TW Garrett 18.1 10 22 2 1.80
  TK Kendall 38 16 54 1 2.13
  WE Midwinter 54 23 78 5 2.16
  NFD Thomson 17 10 14 1 1.23
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
C Bannerman b Ulyett 4 8 10 1 0 40.00
NFD Thomson c Emmett b Shaw 7 26 26 0 0 26.92
TP Horan c †Selby b Hill 20 28 32 2 0 62.50
TW Garrett c Emmett b Shaw 0 7 8 0 0 0.00
BB Cooper b Shaw 3 14 16 0 0 18.75
WE Midwinter c Southerton b Ulyett 17 68 73 1 0 23.28
EJ Gregory c Emmett b Ulyett 11 26 31 1 0 35.48
JM Blackham lbw b Shaw 6 16 20 0 0 30.00
DW Gregory* b Shaw 3 14 15 0 0 20.00
TK Kendall not out 17 22 22 3 0 77.27
JR Hodges b Lillywhite 8 18 18 1 0 44.44
Extras (b 5, lb 3) 8
  Total (all out; 68 overs) 104 (2.29 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  A Shaw 34 16 38 5 1.67
  G Ulyett 19 7 39 3 3.07
  A Hill 14 6 18 1 1.92
  James Lillywhite jnr 1 0 1 1 1.50
  England 2nd innings (target: 154 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
A Hill c Thomson b Kendall 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
A Greenwood c Midwinter b Kendall 5 5 5 0 0 100.00
H Jupp lbw b Midwinter 4 18 17 0 0 23.52
HRJ Charlwood b Kendall 13 16 17 1 0 76.47
J Selby c Horan b Hodges 38 81 81 4 0 46.91
G Ulyett b Kendall 24 47 62 1 0 38.70
A Shaw st †Blackham b Kendall 2 5 9 0 0 22.22
T Armitage c †Blackham b Kendall 3 31 32 0 0 9.37
T Emmett b Kendall 9 28 27 0 0 33.33
James Lillywhite jnr* b Hodges 4 4 6 0 0 66.66
J Southerton not out 1 12 7 0 0 14.28
Extras (b 4, lb 1) 5
  Total (all out; 66.1 overs) 108 (2.44 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  TK Kendall 33.1 12 55 7 2.48
  WE Midwinter 19 7 23 1 1.81
  DW Gregory 5 1 9 0 2.70
  TW Garrett 2 0 9 0 6.75
  JR Hodges 7 5 7 2 1.50

Match details


Balls per over 4
Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 2-match series 1-0
Test debuts - C Bannerman, JM Blackham, BB Cooper, TW Garrett, DW Gregory, EJ Gregory, JR Hodges, TP Horan, TK Kendall, WE Midwinter and NFD Thomson (Australia); T Armitage, HRJ Charlwood, T Emmett, A Greenwood, A Hill, H Jupp, James Lillywhite jnr, J Selby, A Shaw, J Southerton and G Ulyett (England)
Umpires - CA Reid and RB Terry
Close of play
  • Thu, 15 Mar - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 166/6 (C Bannerman 126*, JM Blackham 3*)
  • Fri, 16 Mar - day 2 - England 1st innings 109/4 (H Jupp 54*)
  • Sat, 17 Mar - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 83/9 (TK Kendall 5*, JR Hodges 3*)
  • Sun, 18 Mar - rest day
  • Mon, 19 Mar - day 4 - England 2nd innings 108 (66.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


    • Alfred Shaw bowled the first Test delivery to Charles Bannerman, who went on to become the first Test centurion. Hill had both the first Test wicket and the first catch. Midwinter picked up the first 5 wicket haul, and Blackham had the first stumping.
    • W.Newing fielded for Bannerman.
    • Southerton is still the oldest Test debutant at 49 years 119 days.
    • Bannerman scored 69.6% of his side's runs from the bat - still a record in Test matches - his 165 took about 290 minutes and included 18 fours.
    • C Bannerman retired hurt at 240/7 (split the index finger on his right hand by a ball from Ulyett)
    • Attendances on the four 4 days were approximately 4500, 4000 10000, 2000
 
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