England tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 14-19, 1898
The Ashes - 3rd Test
Australia won by an innings and 13 runs
Played at Adelaide Oval
14,15,17,18,19 January 1898 (timeless match)
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
CE McLeod b Briggs 31 120 2 0
J Darling c †Storer b Richardson 178 285 26 3
C Hill c †Storer b Richardson 81 98 7 0
SE Gregory c †Storer b Hirst 52 145 5 0
FA Iredale b Richardson 84 197 8 0
GHS Trott* b Hearne 3 20 0 0
MA Noble b Richardson 39 80 5 0
H Trumble not out 37 100 2 0
JJ Kelly b Stoddart 22 55 3 0
E Jones run out 8 20 1 0
WP Howell b Hearne 16 7 3 0
Extras (b 16, lb 5, nb 1) 22
  Total (all out; 214.2 overs) 573 (2.67 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  T Richardson 56 11 164 4 2.92
  J Briggs 63 27 128 1 2.03
  JT Hearne 44.1 15 94 2 2.12
  GH Hirst 24.1 6 62 1 2.56
  TW Hayward 9 1 36 0 4.00
  JR Mason 11 2 41 0 3.72
  W Storer 3 0 16 0 5.33
  AE Stoddart 4 1 10 1 2.50
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
AC MacLaren b Howell 14 54 1 0
JR Mason b Jones 11 35 0 0
KS Ranjitsinhji c Noble b Trumble 6 13 0 0
TW Hayward b Jones 70 165 7 0
W Storer b Howell 4 6 0 0
NF Druce c Darling b Noble 24 65 0 0
GH Hirst c Trumble b Noble 85 200 11 0
AE Stoddart* c Jones b Howell 15 45 1 0
J Briggs c †Kelly b Noble 14 20 3 0
JT Hearne b Howell 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
T Richardson not out 25 40 1 0
Extras (b 2, lb 6, w 2) 10
  Total (all out; 126.5 overs) 278 (2.19 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  WP Howell 54 23 70 4 1.29
  E Jones 27 3 67 2 2.48
  H Trumble 17 3 39 1 2.29
  MA Noble 24.5 5 78 3 3.14
  GHS Trott 4 0 14 0 3.50
  England 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
AC MacLaren c †Kelly b Noble 124 317 10 0
JR Mason c Jones b Noble 0 15 0 0
KS Ranjitsinhji c Trumble b McLeod 77 147 8 0
TW Hayward c & b McLeod 1 25 0 0
W Storer c Hill b McLeod 6 4 1 0
NF Druce b Noble 27 55 1 0
GH Hirst lbw b McLeod 6 25 0 0
AE Stoddart* c Jones b McLeod 24 60 0 0
J Briggs not out 0 28 0 0
JT Hearne c & b Noble 4 3 1 0
T Richardson c Jones b Noble 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 2, lb 6, w 3, nb 2) 13
  Total (all out; 144 overs) 282 (1.95 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  WP Howell 40 18 60 0 1.50
  MA Noble 33 7 84 5 2.54
  E Jones 1 0 5 0 5.00
  H Trumble 16 5 37 0 2.31
  GHS Trott 6 0 18 0 3.00
  CE McLeod 48 24 65 5 1.35

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 2-1
Test debut - WP Howell (Australia)
Umpires - C Bannerman and J Phillips
Close of play
  • Fri, 14 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 309/2 (J Darling 178*, SE Gregory 16*)
  • Sat, 15 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 552/9 (H Trumble 32*)
  • Sun, 16 Jan - rest day
  • Mon, 17 Jan - day 3 - England 1st innings 197/6 (GH Hirst 50*, AE Stoddart 11*)
  • Tue, 18 Jan - day 4 - England 2nd innings 161/4 (AC MacLaren 70*, NF Druce 0*)
  • Wed, 19 Jan - day 5 - England 2nd innings 282 (144 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


    • J Darling became the first batsman to score two hundreds in the same rubber and the first to reach his century with a six which in those days involved hitting the ball right out of the ground as opposed to over the boundary. This was the first six ever hit in Test cricket without the aid of overthrows.
 
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