England tour of Australia, 4th Test: Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 28-Feb 2, 1955
The Ashes - 4th Test
England won by 5 wickets
Played at Adelaide Oval
28,29,31 January, 1,2 February 1955 (6-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
CC McDonald c May b Appleyard 48 168 5 0
AR Morris c †Evans b Tyson 25 110 1 0
JW Burke c May b Tyson 18 81 1 0
RN Harvey c Edrich b Bailey 25 62 3 0
KR Miller c Bailey b Appleyard 44 149 4 0
R Benaud c May b Appleyard 15 104 2 0
LV Maddocks run out 69 169 7 0
RG Archer c May b Tyson 21 37 3 1
AK Davidson c †Evans b Bailey 5 17 0 0
IWG Johnson* c Statham b Bailey 41 94 5 0
WA Johnston not out 0 1 0 0
Extras (b 3, lb 7, nb 2) 12
  Total (all out; 99.1 overs) 323 (2.44 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FH Tyson 26.1 4 85 3 2.44
  JB Statham 19 4 70 0 2.76
  TE Bailey 12 3 39 3 2.43
  R Appleyard 23 7 58 3 1.89
  JH Wardle 19 5 59 0 2.32
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
L Hutton* c Davidson b Johnston 80 270 5 0
WJ Edrich b Johnson 21 92 2 0
PBH May c Archer b Benaud 1 9 0 0
MC Cowdrey c †Maddocks b Davidson 79 296 9 0
DCS Compton lbw b Miller 44 124 5 0
TE Bailey c Davidson b Johnston 38 145 2 0
TG Evans c †Maddocks b Benaud 37 36 5 0
JH Wardle c & b Johnson 23 67 2 1
FH Tyson c Burke b Benaud 1 22 0 0
R Appleyard not out 10 18 2 0
JB Statham c †Maddocks b Benaud 0 7 0 0
Extras (b 1, lb 2, nb 4) 7
  Total (all out; 140.6 overs) 341 (1.81 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  KR Miller 11 4 34 1 2.31
  RG Archer 3 0 12 0 3.00
  IWG Johnson 36 17 46 2 0.95
  AK Davidson 25 8 55 1 1.65
  WA Johnston 27 11 60 2 1.66
  R Benaud 36.6 6 120 4 2.44
  JW Burke 2 0 7 0 2.62
  Australia 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
CC McDonald b Statham 29 126 1 0
AR Morris c & b Appleyard 16 29 1 0
JW Burke b Appleyard 5 27 1 0
RN Harvey b Appleyard 7 21 0 0
KR Miller b Statham 14 47 1 0
LV Maddocks lbw b Statham 2 28 0 0
R Benaud lbw b Tyson 1 5 0 0
RG Archer c †Evans b Tyson 3 17 0 0
AK Davidson lbw b Wardle 23 76 1 0
WA Johnston c Appleyard b Tyson 3 35 0 0
IWG Johnson* not out 3 31 0 0
Extras (b 4, lb 1) 5
  Total (all out; 43.2 overs) 111 (1.92 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FH Tyson 15 2 47 3 2.35
  JB Statham 12 1 38 3 2.37
  R Appleyard 12 7 13 3 0.81
  JH Wardle 4.2 1 8 1 1.41
  England 2nd innings (target: 94 runs) R M 4s 6s
L Hutton* c Davidson b Miller 5 11 0 0
WJ Edrich b Miller 0 2 0 0
PBH May c Miller b Johnston 26 71 2 0
MC Cowdrey c Archer b Miller 4 9 1 0
DCS Compton not out 34 115 1 0
TE Bailey lbw b Johnston 15 57 2 0
TG Evans not out 6 3 1 0
Extras (b 3, lb 4) 7
  Total (5 wickets; 30.4 overs) 97 (2.38 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  KR Miller 10.4 2 40 3 2.85
  RG Archer 4 0 13 0 2.43
  AK Davidson 2 0 7 0 2.62
  WA Johnston 8 2 20 2 1.87
  R Benaud 6 2 10 0 1.25

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 5-match series 3-1
Umpires - MJ McInnes and RJJ Wright
Close of play
  • Fri, 28 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 161/4 (KR Miller 26*, R Benaud 11*)
  • Sat, 29 Jan - day 2 - England 1st innings 57/0 (L Hutton 34*, WJ Edrich 21*)
  • Sun, 30 Jan - rest day
  • Mon, 31 Jan - day 3 - England 1st innings 230/3 (MC Cowdrey 77*, DCS Compton 44*)
  • Tue, 1 Feb - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 69/3 (CC McDonald 29*, KR Miller 12*)
  • Wed, 2 Feb - day 5 - England 2nd innings 97/5 (30.4 ov) - end of match
 
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