England tour of Australia, Only Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 2-4, 1879
Australia won by 10 wickets
2,3,4 January 1879 (timeless match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Ulyett b Spofforth 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
AP Lucas b Allan 6 0
AJ Webbe b Allan 4 0
AN Hornby b Spofforth 2 0 0
Lord Harris* b Garrett 33 3 0
VPFA Royle b Spofforth 3 0 0
FA MacKinnon b Spofforth 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
T Emmett c Horan b Spofforth 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
CA Absolom c AC Bannerman b Boyle 52 5 0
L Hone c †Blackham b Spofforth 7 0
SS Schultz not out 0 0 0
Extras (b 4, lb 2) 6
  Total (all out; 54 overs) 113 (3.13 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FR Spofforth 25 9 48 6 2.88
  FE Allan 17 4 30 2 2.64
  TW Garrett 5 0 18 1 5.40
  HF Boyle 7 1 11 1 2.35
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
C Bannerman b Emmett 15 0
WL Murdoch c Webbe b Ulyett 4 0
TP Horan c †Hone b Emmett 10 0
AC Bannerman b Schultz 73 235 7 0
FR Spofforth c Royle b Emmett 39 0
TW Garrett c †Hone b Emmett 26 0
FE Allan b Hornby 5 0
HF Boyle c Royle b Emmett 28 5 0
JM Blackham b Emmett 6 0
TJD Kelly c Webbe b Emmett 10 0
DW Gregory* not out 12 0
Extras (b 19, lb 2, w 7) 28
  Total (all out; 159.3 overs) 256 (2.40 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  T Emmett 59 31 68 7 1.72
  G Ulyett 62 24 93 1 2.25
  AP Lucas 18 6 31 0 2.58
  SS Schultz 6.3 3 16 1 3.55
  AN Hornby 7 7 0 1 0.00
  VPFA Royle 4 1 6 0 2.25
  Lord Harris 3 0 14 0 7.00
  England 2nd innings R 4s 6s
G Ulyett b Spofforth 14 0
AP Lucas c Boyle b Allan 13 0
AJ Webbe lbw b Allan 0 0 0
AN Hornby b Spofforth 4 0
Lord Harris* c Horan b Spofforth 36 4 0
VPFA Royle c Spofforth b Boyle 18 0
FA MacKinnon b Spofforth 5 0
CA Absolom c & b Spofforth 6 0
T Emmett not out 24 0
L Hone b Spofforth 6 0
SS Schultz c & b Spofforth 20 0
Extras (b 10, lb 4) 14
  Total (all out; 83 overs) 160 (2.89 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FR Spofforth 35 16 62 7 2.65
  FE Allan 28 11 50 2 2.67
  TW Garrett 10 6 18 0 2.70
  HF Boyle 10 4 16 1 2.40
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 18 runs) R M 6s
C Bannerman not out 15 10 0
WL Murdoch not out 4 10 0
Extras 0
  Total (0 wickets; 2.3 overs) 19 (10.36 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  G Ulyett 1 0 9 0 13.50
  SS Schultz 1.3 0 10 0 8.57

Match details


Balls per over 4
Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - Australia won the one-off match
Test debuts - FE Allan, AC Bannerman and HF Boyle (Australia); CA Absolom, Lord Harris, L Hone, AN Hornby, AP Lucas, FA MacKinnon, VPFA Royle, SS Schultz and AJ Webbe (England)
Umpires - P Coady and G Coulthard
Close of play
  • Thu, 2 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 95/3 (AC Bannerman 23*, FR Spofforth 35*)
  • Fri, 3 Jan - day 2 - England 2nd innings 103/6 (FA MacKinnon 5*)
  • Sat, 4 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 19/0 (2.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


    • FR Spofforth achieved the first Test match hat-trick when he dismissed Royle, Mackinnon and Emmett in the first innings.
 
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