England tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 31-Apr 4, 1877
England won by 4 wickets
31 March, 2,3,4 April 1877 (timeless match)
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
NFD Thomson lbw b Hill 18 0
C Bannerman b Hill 10 55 0
JM Blackham c Lillywhite b Hill 5 0
TW Garrett b Hill 12 0
TJD Kelly b Ulyett 19 0
WE Midwinter c Emmett b Lillywhite 31 0
FR Spofforth b Ulyett 0 0 0
WL Murdoch run out 3 0 0
TK Kendall b Lillywhite 7 0
DW Gregory* not out 1 0 0
JR Hodges run out 2 0 0
Extras (b 8, lb 5, w 1) 14
  Total (all out; 112.1 overs) 122 (1.63 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  A Shaw 42 27 30 0 1.07
  James Lillywhite jnr 29 17 36 2 1.86
  A Hill 27 12 27 4 1.50
  G Ulyett 14.1 6 15 2 1.57
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
H Jupp b Kendall 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
A Shaw st †Blackham b Spofforth 1 0 0
A Greenwood b Hodges 49 0
HRJ Charlwood c Kelly b Kendall 14 0
J Selby b Kendall 7 0
G Ulyett b Spofforth 52 95 5 0
T Emmett c Kendall b Spofforth 48 0
A Hill run out 49 0
T Armitage c Thomson b Midwinter 21 0
James Lillywhite jnr* not out 2 0 0
J Southerton c Thomson b Kendall 0 0 0
Extras (b 5, lb 12, nb 1) 18
  Total (all out; 130.2 overs) 261 (3.00 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  TK Kendall 52.2 21 82 4 2.34
  FR Spofforth 29 6 67 3 3.46
  WE Midwinter 21 8 30 1 2.14
  JR Hodges 12 2 37 1 4.62
  TW Garrett 5 2 10 0 3.00
  NFD Thomson 11 6 17 0 2.31
  Australia 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
NFD Thomson b Lillywhite 41 0
DW Gregory* c Ulyett b Lillywhite 43 0
C Bannerman c Jupp b Ulyett 30 13 1
TJD Kelly b Southerton 35 8 0
WL Murdoch c Shaw b Southerton 8 0
WE Midwinter c Greenwood b Lillywhite 12 0
TW Garrett c Jupp b Lillywhite 18 0
FR Spofforth b Hill 17 0
TK Kendall b Southerton 12 0
JM Blackham lbw b Southerton 26 0
JR Hodges not out 0 0 0
Extras (b 10, lb 7) 17
  Total (all out; 154.3 overs) 259 (2.51 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  A Shaw 32 19 27 0 1.26
  James Lillywhite jnr 41 15 70 4 2.56
  A Hill 21 9 43 1 3.07
  G Ulyett 19 9 33 1 2.60
  T Emmett 13 6 23 0 2.65
  J Southerton 28.3 13 46 4 2.40
  England 2nd innings (target: 121 runs) R M 4s 6s
H Jupp b Kendall 1 0 0
J Selby b Spofforth 2 0 0
A Greenwood c †Murdoch b Hodges 22 0
HRJ Charlwood b Kendall 0 0 0
G Ulyett c Spofforth b Hodges 63 90 5 1
T Emmett b Midwinter 8 0
A Hill not out 17 0
A Shaw not out 0 0 0
Extras (b 8, lb 1) 9
  Total (6 wickets; 52.1 overs) 122 (3.50 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  TK Kendall 17 7 24 2 2.11
  FR Spofforth 15 3 44 1 4.40
  WE Midwinter 13.1 6 25 1 2.83
  JR Hodges 6 2 13 2 3.25
  TW Garrett 1 0 7 0 10.50

Match details


Balls per over 4
Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - 2-match series drawn 1-1
Test debuts - TJD Kelly, WL Murdoch and FR Spofforth (Australia)
Umpires - S Cosstick and RB Terry
Close of play
  • Sat, 31 Mar - day 1 - England 1st innings 7/2 (A Greenwood 4*, HRJ Charlwood 2*)
  • Sun, 1 Apr - rest day
  • Mon, 2 Apr - day 2 - England 1st innings 261
  • Tue, 3 Apr - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 207/7 (FR Spofforth 3*, TK Kendall 4*)
  • Wed, 4 Apr - day 4 - England 2nd innings 122/6 (52.1 ov) - end of match
 
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